Asian Heritage Month 2021
Campus Film Screening: Asian Americans PBS Documentary
Monday, April 5, 3-8 pm
Martin Luther King Jr. University Union, Charleston/Mattoon Room
This five-part series traces the story of Asian Americans, spanning 150 years of immigration, racial politics, international relations and cultural innovation. It is a timely, clear-eyed look at the vital role that Asian Americans have played in defining who we are as a nation.
AAPI: #EIUnited Against Asian Hate Virtual Candlelight Vigil
Monday, April 12, 6 - 7 pm
Join the EIU community to stand against racism and violence against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. The vigil will pay tribute to the victims and will include a virtual candle ceremony, reflections focusing on racism and the challenges faced by the Asian-American/Pacific Islander community.
Join the Event: Academic Freedom and Academic Integrity
A Harvard law professor has sparked international backlash after publishing a historical revisionist article on Japan’s WWII war crimes in an academic journal. The peer-reviewed law and economics article argued that the victims of the Japanese military sex slavery during WWII (so-called “Comfort Women”) actually chose their positions for money under contract. Following expressions of concern from thousands of scholars around the world, the journal is investigating the case for potential retraction. On the other hand, atrocity denialism groups have argued that the critics are threatening the author’s freedom of speech, if not academic freedom. Two EIU historians Prof. Jinhee Lee and Mr. Seth Fisher will introduce the context, current state, and potential consequences of this controversy over Japanese history reflecting on the vital issues of academic integrity in the era of fake news, conspiracy theories, and pseudo-science.
Shanghai Skyline by Pascal Wu
CHINA by Yushi Wang
Wedang Uwuh by Robert Petersen
Asian Heritage Poster Display on the Library Quad
Poster designs by Freya Zhu, poster fabrication by Matt Boonstra, Robert Petersen, and Ann Coddington.
Booth Library developed a resource guide for Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month:eiu.libguides.com/aapi
HIS 4870 The Two Koreas (online) - Lee
ART 2012G: Asian Art - Petersen
HIS 4775 Women in East Asia MW 4:30-5:45 - Lee
WLC 1101: Chinese I - MTWR 1-1:50 pm - TBA