Asian American Studies is an academic discipline which studies the experience of people of Asian ancestry in America. Closely related to other Ethnic Studies disciplines such as African American Studies, Latino/a Studies, and Native American Studies, Asian American Studies critically examines the history, culture, politics, issues, and experiences of Asian Americans. Ethnic studies is an academic discipline dedicated to the study of Ethnicity. African American studies is a subset of Black studies or Africana studies. Latino studies is an academic discipline which studies the experience of people of Hispanic ancestry in America Native American Studies (or American Indian or Indigenous American or First Nations studies is an interdisciplinary academic field that examines the history culture politics issues Asian Americans are Americans of Asian ancestry. They include sub-ethnic groups such as Chinese Americans Filipino Americans Indian Drawing from numerous disciplines such as sociology, history, literature, political science, and gender studies, Asian American Studies scholars consider a variety of perspectives and employ diverse analytical tools in their work. Sociology (from Latin: socius "companion" and the suffix -ology "the study of" from Greek λόγος lógos "knowledge" History is the study of the past particularly the written record Those who study history as a Profession are called Historians Etymology Literature is the Art of written works Literally translated the word means "acquaintance with letters" (from Latin littera letter Political science is a branch of Social sciences that deals with the theory and practice of Politics and the description and analysis of Political systems Gender studies is a field of Interdisciplinary study which analyzes the phenomenon of Gender. Unlike "Asian" Studies which focuses on the history, culture, religion, etc. of Asian people living in Asia, Asian American Studies is interested in the history, culture, experiences, of Asians living in America.
Asian American Studies was born in the 1960s as a part of the third world movement on the West Coast that gave birth to African American Studies, Chicano/Latino Studies, and Native American Studies. While African American Studies, and to a lesser extent Chicano/Latino Studies, have spread quickly to hundreds of colleges and universities around the U. S. , Asian American Studies (mostly due to smaller numbers of Asian Americans until the repeal of Asian exclusion acts) has not spread as quickly.
More recently, however, student protests as well as community pressures, have led to the development of several Asian American Studies programs throughout the U. S. , particularly in states and at schools with a large Asian American student body.
The contribution of Asian American Studies at SFSU created the College of Ethnic Studies, the first and only such "college" in any U. The University of California Berkeley (also referred to as Cal, Berkeley and UC Berkeley) is a major research university located in Berkeley The University of California Berkeley (also referred to as Cal, Berkeley and UC Berkeley) is a major research university located in Berkeley Shawn Hsu Wong (born 1949 in Oakland California) is an author and English Professor and former Director of the Honors Program at the University of Washington. See Washington (disambiguation for other uses The University of Washington, founded in 1861, is a public research University Judy Yung is Professor Emerita in American Studies at the University of California Santa Cruz. S. university.
Major programs in California include UC Berkeley, UCLA, UC San Diego, UC Santa Barbara, UC Irvine, UC Davis, San Francisco State University (SFSU), California State University, Northridge, City College of San Francisco and The Claremont Colleges. The University of California Berkeley (also referred to as Cal, Berkeley and UC Berkeley) is a major research university located in Berkeley The University of California Los Angeles (generally known as UCLA) is a public research university located in Westwood Los Angeles, California, United The University of California San Diego (popularly known as UC San Diego or UCSD) is a public Research university in San Diego, California The University of California Santa Barbara ( UCSB) is a selective research-oriented public university located on the Pacific Ocean in Santa Barbara County California The University of California Irvine is a public Coeducational Research university situated in Irvine, California. The University of California Davis, commonly known as UC Davis, or just UCD, is a public coeducational university located in the city of Davis, San Francisco State University (informally referred to as San Francisco State, SF State, State and SFSU) is a public University California State University Northridge (also known as CSUN, Cal State Northridge) is a public university in the San Fernando Valley, within the city limits City College of San Francisco, or CCSF, is a two-year Community college in San Francisco California. The Claremont Colleges are a consortium of five undergraduate and two graduate schools of higher education located in Claremont, California. UCLA recently established a Department of Asian American Studies. Stanford University recently launched a program in Race and Culture that includes Asian American Studies. Leland Stanford Junior University, commonly known as Stanford University or simply Stanford, is a private Research university located in
Outside of California, major programs include University of Washington, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of Colorado, Cornell University, and Columbia University. See Washington (disambiguation for other uses The University of Washington, founded in 1861, is a public research University This article is about the flagship campus For other uses and locations of University of Illinois, see University of Illinois (disambiguation The University of The University of Colorado at Boulder ( CU-Boulder, UCB officially Colorado and CU colloquially is the Flagship University Columbia University is a private University in the United States and a member of the Ivy League. Other rising programs include Arizona State University, New York University, University of Pennsylvania and University of Minnesota. Arizona State University ( ASU) is the largest public Research university in the United States under a single administration with total student New York University ( NYU) is a private, Nonsectarian, Coeducational Research University in New York City. The University of Pennsylvania (also known as Penn) is a private University located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. The University of Minnesota Twin Cities ( U of M or The U) is the oldest and largest part of the University of Minnesota system. Currently, several universities, including University of North Carolina, University of Virginia, Northwestern University, and many others are in the process of developing Asian American Studies. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ( UNC, North Carolina, or simply Carolina) is a public, Coeducational Research The University of Virginia (also called UVa, UVA, Mr Jefferson's University, or The University) is a highly selective public research
Master of Arts in Asian American Studies programs are available at UCLA and SFSU.
On the East Coast, the State University of New York at Stony Brook has recently created an Asian & Asian American Studies department as a result of a 50 million dollar donation in the form of a building from Charles B. State University of New York at Stony Brook, commonly known as Stony Brook University, is a public research university located in Stony Brook, New York Wang (the founder of Computer Associates). However, no faculty in the field was hired, and no real Asian American Studies class is offered.
Queens College, City University of New York, located in the heavily Asian neighborhood of Flushing in New York City, is home to both the Asian American/Asian Research Institute and the Asian/American Center. Queens College, located in Flushing, Queens, New York City, is one of the senior Colleges of the City University of New York. Flushing, founded in 1645 is a neighborhood in the north central part of the City of New York borough of Queens, ten miles (16 km east of Manhattan The City of New York Both serve as hubs for research into Asian American issues, particularly focusing on the Asian diaspora in the New York area.