The UCLA Asia Pacific Center presents the culminating event for ChinaWeek 2019 with a public forum focusing on the ways in which immigration and US-China relations have shaped Chinese American life over time. Scholars and community leaders from southern California will share their research and perspectives on issues such as:
· How immigration has transformed the Chinese American community
· What significant contributions Chinese Americans have made to American society locally, nationally and internationally
· How public perceptions of Chinese Americans and their effects have changed through history
· Implications of the current state of US-China relations for Chinese Americans and their communities
The program will include an introduction and dedication of "A Legacy Magnified: A Generation of Chinese Americans in Southern California, 1980’s-2010’s," a 4-volume set published both in English and Chinese. This major history project on Chinese Americans in Southern California is a collaboration between community scholars and UCLA faculty, students, and librarians.
The event is free, but rsvp is requested.
4:00 pm Welcome remarks
Cindy Fan, Vice Provost for International Education and Global Engagement, UCLA
Min Zhou, Professor of Sociology and Asian American Studies, Walter and Shirley Wang Chair in US-China Relations and Communications, and Director of the UCLA Asia Pacific Center
4:15 pm Keynote: “The Contributions of Chinese Immigrants to Their New Homeland” by Ms. May Chen, Community Scholar and Editor of A Legacy Magnified
4:35 pm Presentation and dedication of "A Legacy Magnified: A Generation of Chinese Americans in Southern California, 1980’s to 2010’s" to the Asia Pacific Center and the Richard C. Rudolph East Asian Library.
4:45 pm Panel discussion: The Transformation of Chinese America
Panel moderator: Min Zhou, Director, UCLA Asia Pacific Center
Yong Chen, Professor of History, UC Irvine
Jan Lin, Professor Sociology, Occidental College
Dr. Wei Luo, Founder & CEO, CalSunshine Education Group
Eugene Moy, Vice President, Chinese Historical Society of Southern California
Frank Shyong, Columnist, Los Angeles Times
Xiaojian Zhao, Professor of Asian American Studies, UC Santa Barbara
6:00-7:00 pm Reception
Cosponsored by: UCLA International Institute, Asian American Studies Center, Richard C. Rudolph East Asian Library, Walter & Shirley Wang Endowed Chair in US-China Relations and Communications, and the Southern California Foundation for the Preservation of Chinese Literature and History
Visitor parking is available in Parking Structure 2, located at 602 Charles E. Young Drive, East Los Angeles, CA 90095. Parking rates are $3.00 per hour or $12 for the day. Permits are required in all UCLA parking structures and may be purchased at the visitor kiosk at Hilgard Ave. and Westholme Bl., or at a pay station in the parking structure. Please park in non-reserved spaces.