ASAM 121: Contemporary Issues in Asian America (Fall 2020) Class Zines
During the Fall 2020 semester, the students of Prof. Lan Nguyen’s ASAM 121 courses created zines about topics pertaining to Contemporary Issues in Asian America.
ASAM 121: Stateside
Each student researched a topic on contemporary issues in Asian America and created their own zine to spread awareness about the issue.
- “Hate Crimes During COVID“
- “We’re Here & We’re Queer“
- “Gentritech” by Devin Suy
- “Representation of People of Asian Descent in Media“
- “Deconstructing Dreamland: A Critical Analysis of Miss Saigon in Terms of Post Colonial Theory and Asian American Representation in the Mainstream Media” by Kelli Aiko Nakamura
- “Bypassing Stereotypes: Asian Americans in the Media From the Past to the Present” by Shelley Ho
- “Anti-Asian Hate Crimes During COVID-19“
- “Racialization of COVID-19“
- “Asian Americans are People Not Viruses” by Destiny Cardoso
- “Resistance: My Ethnicity is Not a Virus“
ASAM 121: Ethnic Studies Initiative (ESI)
Each student researched a topic on contemporary issues in Asian America and made an accompanying zine page to share their knowledge. The pages were then compiled to create a class zine. To view the full zine click here.
*ESI is a program offered by College of Liberal Arts and College of Professional and International Education (CPIE) at CSULB. The ESI program partners with local school districts to offer select Ethnic Studies courses to high school students for college credit. For more information about ESI click here.