Week11 - Asian American Studies 20A: Introduction to the...

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Asian American Studies 20A: Introduction to the History of Asians in the United States Spring 2008 Professor Catherine Ceniza Choy Week Eleven Tuesday, April 1 Listening to Daran Kravanh music feature on “Crossing East” radio series on Asian American history (available at Media Resource Center SOUND/ D 214) o Khmer Rouge Viewing “Perspectives: The Chol Soo Lee Case and a Question of Justice” o Murder in SF, only white tourists said they witnessed it asian male o Chol Soo Lee was convicted, then a secret witness came forward and said that he wasn’t guilty, however, even after that was established, he was charged with the death a another inmate o Chol Soo Lee was on probation for felony theft o Discrepancies: physical description bullistics o Oct 8 1977, stabbing of another inmate; thought it was a gang conspiracy On “Panethnicity, Asian American Activism, and Identity 1965-2000” o From Yen Le Espiritu: “the generalization of solidarity amoung ethnic subgroups” e.g. solidarity among Chinese, Japanese, Filipino, Korean Americans that foes beyond primordial and instrumentalist views of ethnicity o A product of categorization and an imposed identity that is fundamental to racism; it is not always voluntary (i.e, gook, Oriental, alien ineligible for
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