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ETHN 250: Introduction to Asian American Studies

Publication Date

Fall 2020


Asian American Studies | Ethnic Studies

Description, Abstract, or Artist's Statement

PURPOSE. The purpose of this zine is to look at historical events that have influenced the way Asian American communities cope with injustices in the United States, and how Asian Americans have been treated throughout history and until now. Throughout this zine, we draw connections between the past and the present– some things may have changed, but others still remain the same. KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR... Analysis of Discriminatory Law Before & After Historical Analysis Satire PANDEMIC. With racial tensions towards Asian American high throughout the world because of COVID-19, it has become relevant to learn about the origins of “Yellow Peril” and why people are developing xenophobic behaviors towards Asians. COVERED ASIAN AMERICAN COMMUNITIES... Chinese Filipinos Japanese Korean Vietnamese PREVIEW. Every community had their own unique experiences with discrimination in the United States. America has had a heavy impact on many Asian countries and has reshaped many cultures through colonization. What we want readers to understand about the zine is that everyone’s contributions are reflections of our own understanding, of historical context from the readings, and how they connect to contemporary issues, such as BLM, the model minority myth, assimilation into American society, and COVID-19.

(Re) Model Minority: A Discussion of the Past and Present