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CFP: AAPI Nexus: Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Policy, Practice and Community

CALL FOR PAPERS: AAPI NEXUS SPECIAL ISSUE
ASIAN AMERICANS IN GLOBAL CITIES: LOS ANGELES-NEW YORK CONNECTIONS AND COMPARISONS

This special NEXUS issue seeks to uncover Asian American experiences in global cities by engaging in a comparative study of Los Angeles and New York.  The demographic facts are astonishing – over a quarter of the 15.7 million Asian Americans reside in either of the two greater metropolitan regions, where they comprise over a tenth of the total population in each metropolis. Drawn by potential opportunities, Asian Americans are integral to these global cities, contributing to the rich cultural, economic, social, and political landscape and serving as links to their home countries.  Within each region, Asian Americans have established vibrant urban neighborhoods and ethno-burbs that serve as a foundation for newer immigrant groups to pursue upward mobility for their families and future generations; mobilize to build a political voice; and create unique identities.

This LA-NY issue Call is for papers that use a comparative approach to generate exciting and significant new insights into transnationalism, migration studies, regional development, ethnic places, immigrant economies, political and civic engagement, and social movements occurring within these bi-coastal metropolitan areas.  Professor Tarry Hum, Queens College and Graduate Center, City University of New York and Professor Paul M. Ong, University of California, Los Angeles, will be the consulting Guest Editors working with the editorial staff on this volume. Our objective is to share information and insights to enhance the ability to take action in the areas of advocacy, strategic planning, policy development and programming. The following are examples of possible articles, although we are interested in other topics:

  • Asian-specific place-based social, political, and economic institutions and practices that sustain and build community.
  • What distinguishes Asian places and neighborhoods in Los Angeles and New York?
  • Are there internal and external structures and dynamics that transcend location?
  • How do similarities and differences in community formations relate to the Asian diaspora and racial/ethnic group dynamics?
  • Cultural productions and collective actions as a means to inform, mobilize, and build community and/or expose socioeconomic inequities for efforts to achieve parity.  How are Asian Americans working to build broader multi-racial coalitions?
  • How does global economic restructuring influence Asian American neighborhoods?

The publication will also contribute to Asian American Studies vis-a-vis theorizations of global cities and engaged practices.

We encourage paper submissions that provide perspectives of practitioners, academic researchers, and applied policy analysts.  To facilitate an active dialogue and exchange, we encourage co-authored papers ideally from LA and NY based authors, but will also accept single authored papers that focus on one or both regions.

If you are interested in submitting a manuscript, please send or email a Letter Of Intent with the title and a very short descriptive paragraph of the proposed paper to the editors for review. If you have a prepared paper, you may also submit the paper at the same time. For submission guidelines, please visit:
http://www.aasc.ucla.edu/aascpress/pressresources.asp and click on STYLE SHEET for Article Submissions (PDF Document).

AAPI Nexus is a peer-reviewed, national journal published by UCLA’s Asian American Studies Center focusing on policies, practices and community research to benefit the nation’s burgeoning Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. The journal’s mission is to facilitate an exchange of ideas and research findings that strengthens the efforts through policy and practice to tackle the pressing societal problems facing Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities. Since the inception of ethnic studies, the goal of “serving the community” has been at the heart of Asian American Studies and Pacific Islander Studies.

Previous issues have focused on Community Development, Civil Rights, and Voting. The table of contents and editors’ notes can be found at:

http://www.aasc.ucla.edu/aascpress/nexuscollection.asp

Deadline for Letter of Intent for LA-NY issue: December 15, 2010.

Deadline for Manuscript Submissions for LA-NY issue:  February 28, 2011.

Earlier submission of a Letter or Manuscript is encouraged. Internet communication is preferred. Please address to Managing Editor Melany Dela Cruz-Viesca and send to AAPI Nexus Journal at:

Melany Dela Cruz -Viesca [Email]

and send an electronic copy to:

Senior Editor Marjorie Kagawa-Singer
Guest Editor Professor Paul Ong
Guest Editor Professor Tarry Hum
Co-Managing Editor Christina Aujean Lee

For regular mail, send all correspondence to:

Christina Aujean Lee, Managing Editor
AAPI Nexus Journal
UCLA Asian American Studies Center
3230 Campbell Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1546

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David K. Yoo, Ph.D. [Email]
Director & Professor
Asian American Studies Center & Department
University of California, Los Angeles
310.825.2974 (Center)
310.206.5592 (Department)
www.aasc.ucla.edu
www.asianam.ucla.edu

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Wabash Workshop for Asian & Asian American Religion and Theology Faculty

Dear Colleagues,
I wanted to make sure you were aware of this unique opportunity at the Wabash Center.

2011-12 Teaching and Learning Workshop for
Pre-Tenure Asian & Asian American Religion and Theology Faculty
http://www.wabashcenter.wabash.edu/programs/details.aspx?id=20848

Please forward this announcement to Asian and Asian North American pre-tenure colleagues.
Applications are due January 14, 2011

Leadership Team
Kwok Pui-Lan, Episcopal Divinity School (Director)
Zayn Kassam, Pomona College
Tat-siong Benny Liew, Pacific School of Religion
David K. Yoo, UCLA

This workshop will gather 14 faculty, drawn from diverse religious specializations, in their first years of teaching, for a week during two successive summers and for a weekend winter retreat in a warm location. As a learning community of committed and skilled teachers, this workshop will explore such topics as:

  • Issues particularly germane to the pedagogy and politics of faculty of Asian descent in the academy
  • Vocation, career, and becoming a fulfilled, engaged teacher/scholar
  • Teaching and thriving in one’s institutional context
  • Course design, assignments, learning goals and assessment
  • Dealing with religious, social, ethnic, racial, and learning diversities in the classroom
  • Issues of tenure preparation

Workshop Goals

  • To invite participants into formal and informal dialogue about existing and needed habits and practices of teaching from the perspectives of professors of Asian descent
  • To create an environment to speak honestly about the politics and pressures of teaching and learning in higher education in intra- and multi-racial/cultural contexts
  • To foster collaborative projects and conversation that will facilitate experimentation for better teaching
  • To develop a reflective practice, both individually and communally, about vocation, identity, and well being that incorporates the rigors of scholarship, teaching and leadership as tenure is being considered

For more information including eligibility and application requirements:
http://www.wabashcenter.wabash.edu/programs/details.aspx?id=20848

Please forward this announcement to Asian and Asian North American pre-tenure colleagues.

Regards,
_____________________
Thomas Pearson, Ph.D [EMAIL DR. PEARSON]
Associate Director, Wabash Center
301 West Wabash Ave.
Crawfordsville, IN 47933
800-655-7117
fax – 765-361-6051
http://www.wabashcenter.wabash.edu

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Report on SBL Meeting, 11/21/10, Atlanta, GA

The Society of Biblical Literature holds an annual convention for professors of Bible and graduate students in Scripture.  At the recent meeting in Atlanta, GA (November 20-23) ISAAC scheduled an Additional Meeting to preview SANACS Journal issue #3 and to introduce some of our other publications.  ISAAC was represented by Dr. Andrew Lee, East Region Director, and by Dr. Russell Moy, Board chair.

An abstract from Dr. Uriah Kim’s essay, “Reading David from Asian American Context,” was shared as Dr. Kim was unable to attend SBL this year.  His thesis is that David was able to cross boundaries and forge alliances in part due to his own biracial background.  Kim then offers insights into boundaries and the possibilities of Asian American hybridity.

Dr. Bo Lim, who teaches Old Testament at Seattle Pacific University, introduced his essay on “In Search of a Narrative: The (Post-)Exile for Asian American Biblical Interpretation and Theology.”  He proposed the themes of exile and diaspora to organize an Asian American narrative.  Using an expanded concept of exile, Lim analyzed passages from Isaiah and Ezra-Nehemiah and applied them to the experience of the Korean American church.

Dr. Chloe Sun (Logos Evangelical Seminary) briefly introduced Mirrored Reflections: Reframing Biblical Characters, which she co-edited with Dr. Young Lee Hertig, director of ISAAC Southern CA.  The stories of women in the Bible are intertwined with personal anecdotes from the lives of the Asian American women writers.  Chloe had the opportunity to sign the books that were purchased by the attendees.

New friendships were made through the meeting with guests coming from as far away as Hawaii and as close as Atlanta.  For at least one person, it was his first encounter with Asian American issues in an academic setting and he quickly procured all the items on the book table so that he could continue reading in this field.

– Andrew Lee, reporting

Asian American Biblical Interpretation for North America (Nov 21 at SBL meeting, Atlanta, GA)

You are cordially invited to attend the following session:

Asian American Biblical Interpretation for North America

Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting (Atlanta, Georgia)
http://www.sbl-site.org/meetings

11/21/2010
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Room: M106 – Marriott Marquis
ISAAC (The Institute for the Study of Asian American Christianity) is introducing its latest journal issue devoted to the theme of Asian American Biblical Interpretation as it relates to the North American context. Several of the writers will be present to discuss their articles in the SANACS (Society of Asian North American Christian Studies) Journal.

For more information, contact:

Russell Moy, ISAAC Board Chair [email Russell]
Andrew Lee, East Regional Director [email Andrew]

SANACS 2010.1 Journal now available!

SANACS Journal 2010

The Society of Asian North American Christian Studies Journal #2 (a jury reviewed academic journal). This issue contains papers presented at the ISAAC Southern California “Asian American Equipping Symposium” held at Fuller Theological Seminary (Pasadena, CA) Nov. 2-3, 2009.

Non-members may order a hard copy or digital download of the latest SANACS Journal at the ISAAC website Publications link.

Print: $15.00
Download: $10.00

SANACS Journal Call for Papers: Asian American Biblical Interpretation

The Society of Asian North American Christian Studies Journal (SANACS)

Call for Papers

“Asian American Biblical Interpretation”

SANACS invites submissions for the next journal under the theme of “Asian American Biblical Interpretation.”  In addition to professional Biblical scholars, those working in other fields are encouraged to submit papers on this topic.  Given the focus of this journal, papers ought to demonstrate relevance to Asian North American Christianity.  The due date for submissions is Sept 1, 2010.

All articles should follow the SANACS Manuscript Submission Guidelines with the following change:  rather than sending your paper to Russell Yee, email submissions to Bo Lim at the information below.

Bo H. Lim
Seattle Pacific University
3307 Third Ave West
Seattle, WA 98119
Email Bo Lim

206.281.2347

2009 SANACS Journal now available!

We are delighted to announce that the 2009 SANACS Journal is now available! 2008-09 SANACS members will receive one free copy of the journal. 2010 ISAAC and SANACS members who donated between Dec. 25-31, 2009 will also receive a complimentary copy. Others may purchase (hard copies and PDFs for downloading) by clicking the following button:

Support independent publishing: Buy this book on Lulu.

Discounted additional and bulk copies may also be ordered on-line.

CONTENTS

Amos Yong, The Future of Evangelical Theology: Asian and Asian American Interrogations

Jonathan Tran, Identity as Missiology

Sharon Stanley, Theology from Bamboo, Borders, and Bricks

Jerry Z. Park, Assessing the Sociological Study of Asian American Christianity

Rachel Y. Lei, The Saving Significance of the Cross in Asian American Context

Book reviews

Kelly H. Chong, Deliverance and Submission: Evangelical Women and the Negotiation of Patriarchy in South Korea (reviewed by Rebecca Y. Kim)

Sam George, Understanding the Coconut Generation: Ministry to the Americanized Asian Indians (reviewed by Andrew Lee)

Soong-Chan Rah, The Next Evangelicalism: Freeing the Church from Western Cultural Captivity (reviewed by Timothy Tseng)

Jonathan Y. Tran, Introducing Asian American Theologies (reviewed by Russell Moy)