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trip, and it changed her politics. Returning to the United States, she determined that “the Asian American community needed to know more about what was going on in Asia besides the Vietnam War.” Leaving the work of GI organizing to others, she committed fully to the Asian American movement.2 On May 16, 1971, Asian Americans for Peace, an antiwar group founded in Los Angeles two years earlier, brought Sumi to speak at their “Peace Sunday” rally at the Biltmore Bowl in Los Angeles. Some participants recalled the event as the fi rst major Asian American antiwar

Asian American Women and Revolution: A Personal View (1983) Sadie Lum The political ideologies of the antiwar, Asian American, and women’s liberation move- ments in the 1970s heightened Chinese American women’s awareness of racial, gender, and class oppression in their lives, inspiring many to become political activists. Some chose to participate in community service programs, others in mainstream politics, and still others, like Sadie Lum, chose the revolutionary route. As a member of the League of Revolutionary Struggle, she firmly believed that society

189 One of the hottest issues confronting the Asian American community today is the increasing number of interracial dating and marital rela- tionships, especially among younger generations of Asian Americans. Whatever the forum—anthologies of Asian American literature, confer- ences on Asian American studies, documentaries on local Asian Amer- ican communities—interethnic dating and marriage are topics of con- siderable interest and heated debate. Within the Asian American community, some fear that by coupling outside their culture, Asian Americans will lose

190 Are you Chinese or Charlie Chan? Charlie was a white man. With his two buckteeth and his eyes pulled back, Vincent Chin lies dead from his racist attack. Are you Chinese or Charlie Chan? Charlie was a white man. These lyrics form part of the chorus to “Are You Chinese or Charlie Chan?,” the title track from pianist Jon Jang’s in de pen dently produced 1983 album. Recorded at the height of the Asian American consciousness movement, the song’s chorus refers repeatedly to the fi ctional Chinese American detective Charlie Chan, the lead character in more than

299 11. Crouching Activists, Hidden Scholars Reflections on Research and Development with Students and Communities in Asian American Studies Peter Nien-chu Kiang At a symposium convened by the New England Resource Center for Higher Education (NERCHE)—one of the premier networks in the nation working to transform higher education—Alison Bernstein (1998), vice president of the Ford Foundation, asked those assembled to support and mobilize “a community invasion” to revitalize the mission and life of the university. Within academia, I have often

Pain, Joy, and the Body Politic in Asian American Taiko
Asian Americans and the Battle for Suburbia
Conversations on Asian American Art
Philippine Seattle and the Transpacific West, 1919-1941
Asians and Pacific Islanders