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Moon-Ho Jung
HSTAA 406
Seattle Campus

Asian American Activism

Explores the multiple political traditions forged by Asian Americans, from the earliest challenges to racist laws and unequal wages to the latest debates over affirmative action and racial profiling. Examines Asian American communities organized to oppose and to perpetuate social inequalities. Offered: jointly with AAS 406.

Class description

Ever since the nineteenth century, Asian Americans have responded to prevailing socioeconomic, political, and cultural norms in a variety of ways across the political spectrum. We will explore the multiple political traditions forged by Asian Americans, from the earliest challenges to racist laws and unequal wages to the latest debates over affirmative action and post-9/11 racial profiling. How have Asian American communities organized to oppose and to perpetuate social inequalities within and beyond the U.S., including those based on race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, class, and citizenship?

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Recommended preparation

No prerequisites.

Class assignments and grading

Participation, exams, and paper.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Moran Tompkins
Date: 02/05/2004