The AAAS Scholars Lecture Series Winter 2014 Lecture (2/10/14)
The Winter 14 Lecture was a symposium entitled "Oral History & Asian American Experience", cosponsored by Asian & Asian American Studies Program (NSS) and Pacific Rim Institute (CCOE) of CSULA, Chinese American Museum, and Chinese Historical Society of Southern California. Four distinguished speakers, Dr. Francisco Balderrama (Professor of History and Chicano Studies, CSULA), Suellen Chang (author of Chinese Americans in Los Angeles), Tram Le (Associate Director of Vietnamese American Oral History Project, UC Irvine), and Dr. Gay Yuen (President, Chinese American Museum Board of Directors, Professor of language and literacy, CSULA), presented their research on oral history and oral history projects.
Dr. Balderrama presents his oral history project, "Mexican American Baseball in Los Angeles: From the Barrios to the Big Leagues." This collaborative project was funded by California Stories Program, California Endowment of the Humanities, 2005-2006. It received the 2007 Helen and Martin Schwartz Prize for the outstanding publicly funded humanities project in the United States awarded by the Federation of State Humanities Councils.
Dr. Yuen discusses the role of Chinese American Museum in preserving oral history.
Author Suellen Chang presents her project, Oral History of Chinese Americans. The collection is now preserved at UCLA and Chinese Historical Society of Southern California.
Tram Le, Associate Director of the Vietnamese American Oral History Project at UC Irvine.
Eugene Moy, president of the Chinese Historical Society of Southern California, discusses why oral history is imperative to the study of Asian American experiences.
Chinese Historical Society of Southern California's Publications on Chinese American Experience