RICHARD AOKI - prominent community activist who is the field
marshal for the Black Panther Party, Third World Liberation Front
leader, professor, etc and started his protests in the 1960's.
LU-SHENG CHONG - director of the Chinese Cultural Learning Center.
He has introduced Chinese culture to Americans. He has devoted his life
and strength at teaching, publishing and operating Chinese cultural
centerS for more than forty years.
AMY CHUA - She is a professor at Yale Law School and lectures
frequently on the effects of globalization to government, business,
and academic groups around the world.
YUJIRO HAYAMI - Born in 1932, was one of the first Japanese
to earn a U.S. Ph.D. in agricultural economics after World War II
(Iowa State, 1960). He
began his professional career in the National Research Institute of
Agricultural Economics in Japan, followed by two decades' service
at the Tokyo Metropolitan University. He
recently moved to Aoyama-Gakuin University. He
has also served as visiting professor at the University of Minnesota
and as an economist with the International Rice Research Institute
in the Philippines. He
served on the Editorial Council for the American Journal of Agricultural
Economics in 1972-74 and 1984-86.
REAGAN LOUIE - professor of photography at the San Francisco
Art Institute since 1976
Konrad Ng, His Parents and His Wife
(Half-Sister of President Barack Obama
- a University of Victoria- and McGill-educate Malaysian assistant
professor at the University of Hawaii in Manoa (UHM) in the Academy
for Creative Media at the University of Hawaii, whose family originally
comes from Sabah. He is married to Obama’s half-sister Maya Kassandra
Soetoro-Ng. Maya and Obama have the same mother. His father, Howard,
was born in Sandakan and his mother, Joan, in Kudat. His parents
subsequently settled in Canada (Burlington, Ontario) and Ng was
born there. Maya was born to Lolo Soetoro, an Indonesian businessman,
and Ann Dunham, a white American cultural anthropologist, who is
also Obama’s mother.
CHIURA OBATA - In 1932, he received a post as an art instructor
at the renowned University of California, Berkeley.In 1942 Obata Chiura
and his wife Haruko were among the more than 100,000 Japanese Americans
who were moved from their homes at the West coast into ten relocation
camps. During his internment in different camps, the artist made about
hundred sketches and paintings until his release in 1945 that can
be seen in the book Topaz Moon.During his confinement at Topaz in
Utah, he organized an art school for the 8,000 Japanese Americans
in Topaz. The Topaz Art School had over 600 students with 16 art instructors.
After 1945, Obata Chiura could continue his former post as an art
teacher at University of California at Berkley until his retirement
WILLIAM OUCHI - the Hawaii-born native, who comes from a family
of teachers who felt stifled by out-of-touch bureaucrats, was a pivotal
figure in the future of California public education and reform by
bringing entrepreneurial methods to California’s 8,000 schools
with Education Secretary Richard Riordan. He is the behind-the-scenes
idea man who argues for turning principals into entrepreneurs while
giving campuses new control over their budgets and prodding schools
to compete for students. Ouchi serves as director of the School Design
Project, a twelve-person interdisciplinary effort to study the organization
and the management of urban schools, including those of New York City,
Los Angeles, Chicago, Edmonton, Seattle, and Houston. He is Co-Chair
of the Los Angeles County Alliance for Student Achievement, Chair
of the Nozawa Endowment at the Anderson School, and Chair of the Riordan
Programs. He is a former trustee of the Harvard-Westlake School and
of the California Community Foundation, former chair of the Los Angeles
Educational Alliance for Restructuring Now (LEARN), and a former member
of the Consumer Advisory Committee of the U.S. Securities and Exchange
Commission. He serves as Chair of the Finance Advisory Committee of
the Los Angeles Unified School District and was a member of the Advisory
Committee on Performance of the California State Department of Education
and of the Advisory Committee on Budget, Finance and Technology of
the LAUSD School Board.
many ways, China and the United States represent the yin and
yang of international education. Whereas China's top-down
system places supreme emphasis on tightly structured, disciplined
learning, the United States has a highly decentralized system
that places greater importance on critical thinking and "student-centered"
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CHANG-LIN TIEN - former chancellor and professor at UC
Berkeley was a leading voice in Asian American politics while
being a co-founder of 80-20. Under Tien's
was recently rated the top graduate school in the nation in nearly
every subject among both public and private universities. A native
of China with strong ties to Asian business leaders, Tien has attracted
major donations to the University from Asia. Tien
was born in Wuhan,
China, and educated in Shanghai and Taiwan.
JAN TING - professor of law who is an advocate for "alien
HIM MARK LAI - Him
Mark Lai, the internationally noted scholar, writer, and "Dean
of Chinese American History" was born on November 1, 1925 in
San Francisco's Chinatown and died on May
23, 2009. His ten books, more than 100 essays, and research in
English and Chinese on all aspects of Chinese American life are published
and cited in the U.S., the Americas, China, Southeast Asia, and Australia.
Almost every researcher or scholars of the Chinese American communities
are indebted to his work. He gave Chinese Americans a voice in history
by listening to ordinary people in the United States and China that
allowed him to read and think in the Chinese language. He has created
the Him Mark Lai Collection that contains his 4+ decade of bi-lingual
research into four part - Research Files, Professional Activities,
Writings and Personal Personal Papers. "His legacy challenges
us to listen, to think and to feel more deeply - to untangle, to clarify,
and to refine the historical and political record of our lives here."
(Russell C. Leong).