Five College Consortium

Five College Asian/Pacific/American Studies (A/P/A) 

“The Good War” and Asian Americans: Chinese, Koreans, Filipinos, and Japanese in the United States

Wed, Feb 15 2017 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Location: 
Paino Lecture, Beneski

This year, 2017, marks the 75th anniversary of Franklin Roosevelt’s signing of Executive Order 9066 authorizing the forced removal and incarceration of 120,000 Japanese Americans. That experience and the heroic military exploits of Japanese Americans, some of whom served even as their families remained behind barbed wire enclosures have been widely studied but the War involved other major Asian American groups as well, in fascinating and complex ways.This panel of scholars will discuss the War and its impact upon these communities as well as the ways in which members participated both on battlefields and on the home front.

Panelists include: Greg Robinson, Professor of History at l’Universite du Quebec A Montreal and Franklin Odo, John J. McCloy Visiting Professor at Amherst College on Japanese Americans; Richard Chu, Five Colleges Professor of History at UMass Amherst on Filipino Americans; Lili Kim, Associate Professor of History and Global Migrations at Hampshire College on Korean Americans; and K. Scott Wong, the Charles R. Keller Professor of History at Williams College on Chinese Americans. There will be a Q&A session following the presentations.

Campus: 
Amherst College
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