Category Archives: asian american studies

Musician and activist Fred Ho has inspired many people in many ways.  His avant-garde saxophone playing and composition has pushed the boundaries of jazz music.  His infusion of political theory and activism into his art has crossed over into multiple … Continue reading

On April 25, The Museum of Chinese in America hosted “A Night With the Dragon” honoring the life and work of Fred Ho. The musician and activist was on hand to sign copies of the University of Illinois Press book Yellow Power … Continue reading

During February of 1986, a grassroots revolution overthrew the dictatorship of Philippine president Ferdinand Marcos.  Jose V. Fuentecilla was involved in the anti-Marcos movement in the United States.  Fuentecilla answered our questions about his new book Fighting from a Distance: … Continue reading

This week musician and activist Fred Ho will be celebrated at events featuring both signings of the new University of Illinois Press book Yellow Power Yellow Soul and also some screenings of the new documentary Diary of the Dragon: The … Continue reading

As the St. Louis Cardinals play their 2013 home opener today, Japanese or Japanese American players are no unusual site in Major League ballparks.  But that wasn’t always the case. Samuel Regalado notes that the first Major Leaguer of Japanese American … Continue reading

Bill Littlefield, the host of NPR’s Only a Game interviewed Samuel Regalado, the author of Nikkei Baseball: Japanese American Players from Immigration and Internment to the Major Leagues. The interview ran on the March 9, 2013, broadcast of Only a … Continue reading

Life of Pi was a big winner at last night’s Oscars, as the film was awarded in four categories including Best Director. Shilpa Davé, author of the forthcoming University of Illinois Press book Indian Accents: Brown Voice and Racial Performance … Continue reading

Since 2011 Vijay Shah has been the Acquiring Editor for the University of Illinois Press series The Asian American Experience. In Spring 2013 the first books that he acquired for the series will be published. Vijay took a few minutes to … Continue reading

Shilpa Davé, author of the forthcoming University of Illinois Press book Indian Accents: Brown Voice and Racial Performance in American Television and Film (February 2013), was interviewed for a recent published piece titled “Hollywood goes South Asian.” A second-generation Indian … Continue reading

This week reports have emerged that Japanese-American civil rights activist Richard Aoki was actually an F.B.I. informant in the 1960s. Aoki’s confidant, saxophonist Fred Ho, refutes these claims. Ho, subject of our forthcoming book Yellow Power, Yellow Soul: The Radical … Continue reading