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The Cultural Capital of Asian American Studies: Autonomy and Representation in the University

Mark Chiang


Originating in the 1968 student-led strike at San Francisco State University, Asian American Studies was founded as a result of student and community protests that sought to make education more accessible and relevant. While members of the Asian American communities initially served on the departmental advisory boards, planning and developing areas of the curriculum, university pressures eventually dictated their expulsion. At that moment in history, the intellectual work of the field was split off from its relation to the community at large, giving rise to the entire problematic of representa ... More

Keywords: Asian American Studies, student protests, community protests, accessible education, American university, ethnic studies

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780814717004
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814717004.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mark Chiang, author