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Re-SEAing Southeast Asian American Studies
Memories & Visions
Yesterday, Today, & Tomorrow

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San Francisco State University
March 10-11, 2011
AGENDA

Unless otherwise indicated, conference activities will be held at the Cesar Chavez Student Center, SF State

Thursday  |  March 10, 2011

8: 00 – 9:30 AM Breakfast and Registration for Panelists and Speakers, Jack Adams Hall

9: 30 – 10:00 AM Welcome Remarks, Jack Adams Hall
https://mail.google.com/mail/images/cleardot.gifSamantha Chuon, Khmer Classical Blessing Dance
Asian American Studies Department Chair, Lorraine Dong
College of Ethnic Studies Dean, Kenneth P. Monteiro
SF State President, Robert A. Corrigan
Organizers’ Introduction

10:10 – 10:50 AM South East Asian Cultural Heritage & Musical Performing Arts (SEACHAMPA) Performance
Sandra Sengdara Siharath, SEACHAMPA
Wuttinan Bussabokon, Thai Classical Music
Trent Walker, Khmer Smot
Orkes Pantai Barat, an Indonesian/Malaysian keroncong music ensemble consisting of University of California, Riverside students & faculty

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Keynote Address, Jack Adams Hall
“Re-Sighting Southeast Asian American Studies”
Cathy J. Schlund-Vials

12: 10 PM – 1:00 PM Lunch on participants’ own

Concurrent Sessions Block A: Panels, Films, Workshops

1:10 – 2:30 PM

Session 1: Circuits of Travel: Khmer and Vietnamese Artistic Visions, Rosa Parks F
Nora Taylor, Chair and Discussant
Viet Le: Silence and Void or Double Trouble: Hồng-An Trương’s Visual Archives
Chuong-Dai Vo: Theorizing Dissonance and Marginalized Discourses in the Vietnamese
Diaspora
Isabelle Thuy Pelaud: Binh Danh’s artwork on Cambodia
Anne Elizabeth Moore: Flowers Come from My Mouth: The Artwork of Leang Seckon

Session 2: Being and Becoming Southeast Asian Americans: Memories and Visions of Self and Home, Rosa Parks D
Linda Vo, Chair and Discussant
Dahlia Gratia Setiyawan: Kenangan di Negri Paman Sam: Collective, Appropriated, and
Conflicting Memories of Migration from Indonesia to the United States
Paul Hillmer: No Meo Wanted:  Shifting Views on Hmong “Worthiness” for Resettlement to the
U.S.
Grit Grigoleit: Constructing Identities in the Diaspora – Hmong in the U.S.
Kathleen M. Nadeau: Role of the Philippine Family (Early Modernity to Post Modernity)

Session 3: Visions of Cambodian and Vietnamese Spiritualities: Perceptions of Self, Space, and Time, Rosa Parks E

Russell Jeung, Chair and Discussant
Linh Hoang: Vietnamese American Catholics: Negotiating Religious and Cultural Identities
Jonathan H. X. Lee: Ethics of Identity Formation: History, Memory, and Collective Healing in
Cambodian America
Thien-Huong Ninh: Roots, Ruptures, and Renovations: Transnational and Homeland Ties between
Caodai Temples in Cambodia and Vietnam

Session 4: Screening, Sounds of a New Hope, by Eric Tandoc, Rosa Parks A-C

Concurrent Sessions Block B: Panels, Films, Workshops

3:00 – 4:30 PM

Session 5: Look Again: Southeast Asian Americans, Education, and Social Justice, Rosa Parks F
Vichet Chhuon, Chair and Discussant
Paule Chau: Invisibility under the Model Minority Myth: Southeast Asian Americans and Higher
Education
Yeng Yang: Take a Look: Second and Third Generation Hmong American Women’s
Educational Achievement and Social Mobility
Krissyvan K. Truong: Examining 1.5 and 2nd Generation Laotian American Achievement
through Acculturation, Cultural Capital, and Social Capital Frameworks

Session 6: Visions of Bodies and Minds: Southeast Asian American Health, Rosa Parks D
Mai-Nhung Le, Chair and Discussant
Usha Welaratna: Understanding PTSD among Cambodian Trauma Victims
Paul DuongTran and Chi Vu: Perceptions of ‘Community’ amongst Vietnamese American
Immigrants: Implications for Social Services and Health Promotion
Linda A. Gerdner: Alzheimer’s Disease: Stimulating Remote Memories Through Grandfather’s
Story Cloth
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Leakhena Nou: The Khmer Stress-Health Model: Decoding Khmer psychosocial adjustment
patterns

Session 7: California Faculty Association, The Impact of Budget Cuts in the California State University System on Southeast Asian American Students and Their Families, Rosa Parks E

Session 8: Screening Boonkhun, by Virada Chatikul and The Oak Park Story, by Valerie Soe & Russell Jeung, Rosa Parks A-C

5:00 – 6:00 PM Plenary Performance, Jack Adams Hall
The Like Me’s

6:008:00 PM Asian American Studies’ Reception in EP 116

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Friday | March 11, 2011

8: 00 – 9:00 AM Breakfast and Registration for Panelists and Speakers

9:10 – 10 AM Keynote Address, Jack Adams Hall
"21st Century Civil Rights Issues of Southeast Asian Americans in the Diaspora"
William “Bill” Tamayo, United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Concurrent Session Block C: Panels, Films, Workshops
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Session 9: Memories and Geographies of Southeast Asian American Literature, Rosa Parks F
Isabelle Thuy Pelaud: Chair and Discussant
Tim August: Waiting for the Vietnamese Americans: Food, Postcolonialism, and Memory
Vinh Nguyen: “I Want to Know What Wou Know”: Witness, Testimony, and Khmer Rouge
Genocide in Kim Echlin’s The Disappeared
Catherine H. Nguyen: Geographies of Vietnamese Diasporic Poetry

Session 10: Between the Civil and the Civic: Southeast Asian American Community Politics and Engagement, Rosa Parks D
Edward Curammeng, Chair
Daniel Phil Gonzales, Discussant
Kanjana Thepboriruk: Translation Counts: Comparative Analysis of Thai Texts for Census 2010
Trikartikaningsih Byas:  Gamelan and Dangdut: Indonesian Performing Arts That Foster Rukun
(Harmony) and ‘United’ Identity Among Diverse Indonesian American Population
Julie Thi Underhill and Asiroh Cham:  Khmer Rouge Tribunal Case 002: The Genocide of
Chams in Cambodia
Bao Lo: Hmong Youth and Mediated Agency: A Contextual and Gendered Response to
Assimilation

Session 11: Hmong Americans and the Cultural Production of Memories, Rosa Parks E
Susette S. Min: Chair and Discussant
Louisa Schein and Va-Megn Thoj: Warrior Boys, Thespian Men and the Spectre of War in Hmong American Masculinities
Ly Chong Jalao: Weaving Hmong History and Subjectivity
Mitch Ogden: Refugee Utopias: Hmong Diasporic Cultural Production at Work
Bee Vang: Counter-Masculinities: Gran Torino Lead Bee Vang Screens His Spoof, “Thao Does
Walt”

Session 12: Mapping Past and Present: Southeast Asian Americans in Film and Media, TL T-153
Valerie Soe, Chair and Discussant
Kanara Ty: Film as Folklore: Recovering Lost Histories and Developing Cambodian American
Identity
Raymond San Diego: Embracing the Digital: Gay Filipino Men and the Possibilities of
Technology and Self Pleasure
Kevin Lim: Mappings of Representation and Memory: Vietnamese Canadian Rapper Chuckie Akenz, State Media and the Neighborhood of Jane and Finch

Session 13: The Center for Lao Studies’ Lao Oral History Archive (LOHA), TL T-160
Vinya Sysamouth and S. Steve Arounsack
Permanent display during conference in TL T-160

Session 14: Screening, A Village Called Versailles, by S. Leo Chiang, Rosa Parks A-C

12: 00 PM – 1:30 PM Lunch on participants’ own

Concurrent Session Block D: Panels, Films, Workshops
2:00 – 3:30 PM

Session 15: Transcultural, Transtemporal, and Transnational Geographic Visions in Southeast Asian American Literature, TL T-160
Mariam B. Lam, Chair and Discussant
Gloria G. Gonzales: Crossing Literary and Territorial Boundaries: Transnationalism and Filipino/Filipino American Literature
Kim P. Trinh: Traumatic Textuality: Envisioning a diasporic Modernity in Lan Cao’s Monkey
Bridge
Nolana Yip: Created in Translation: From Memories to Visions of Burma

Session 16: Roundtable with Filmmakers: Expanded Visions: Southeast Asian Americans in Film, Rosa Parks A-C
Sylvie Kim, Chair
Eric Tandoc: Sounds of a New Hope
S. Leo Chiang: A Village Called Versailles
Virada Chatikul: Boonkhun
Valerie Soe & Russell Jeung: The Oak Park Story

Session 17: Roundtable on Hmong Americans in the Ivy League/East Coast, Rosa Parks D
Teng Yang, See Vang, Bee Vang, and Kaozouapa Elizabeth Lee
Brown University and Yale University

Session 18: California Faculty Association, The Impact of Budget Cuts in the California State University System on Southeast Asian American Students and Their Families, Rosa Parks E

Session 19: Workshop: Publishing Opportunities in Southeast Asian American Studies, TL T-153
Wayne E. Wright and Chhany Sak-Humphry

Session 20: Andrew Lam, Book reading, East Eats West: Writing in Two Hemispheres, Rosa Parks F

4:00-5:00 Bao Phi, Plenary Performance, Jack Adams Hall

5:30 – 8 PM Closing Banquet:

Banana Island
416 Westlake Center
Daly City, California, 94015

(By RSVP Only)