Asian Diaspora in Latin America Student Conference

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California State University, Fullerton
Fullerton, California
United States

Asian Diaspora in Latin America Student Conference
Latin American Studies Program, California State University, Fullerton
May 2-3, 2008

Friday, May 2
9:15-9:30 Titan Theatre
Welcome by Dr. Angela Della Volpe, Associate Dean, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, CSUF

9:30-10:30 Titan Theatre
Keynote Speaker: Prof. John Blanco, Literature, UCSD
"Baroque economies of imperial Christendom in the Spanish Indies"

10:30-11:30 Titan Theatre
Keynote Speaker: Prof. Theresa Alfaro-Velcamp, History, Sonoma State University
"Locating the Lebanese in Mexican History"

11:30- 1:00
LUNCH (Served in Tuffree Room AB)
Havana Mania Cuban Buffets

Student Roundtable Discussion (Heterbrink AB)
Moderator: Prof. Sandra M. Pérez-Linggi
- Kevin Santos-Flores, “Arab Presence in Argentina”
- Roberto Ayala, “The Lebanese Community in Mexico: The Struggle and Triumph of an Immigrant Group”
- Nathaniel Fronk, “Japanese Diaspora in Peru: Racialization, Arrogance, and Unequal Trade Relations in a World that is Not Flat”

Please Join Us in the Evening for a Special Event:
7:00 pm TSU Titan Theatre
Spanish Honor Society Sigma Delta Pi Student Performance of “El censo”, a one act play by Emilio Carballido.
Introduction by Prof. Sandra M. Pérez-Linggi

Saturday, May 3

10:20-10:30 Titan Theatre
Welcome by Prof. Sandra M. Pérez-Linggi, Coordinator Latin American Studies Program, CSUF

10:30-11:30 Titan Theatre
Keynote Speaker: Prof. Alejandro Lee Chan, Spanish, UCLA
“The Hermeneutics of Chinese Characters in Latin American Literature”

11:30- 1:00
LUNCH (Served in Tuffree Room AB)
Bolivian Empanadas Buffet

Student Roundtable Discussion (Heterbrink AB)
Moderator: Prof. Sandra M. Pérez-Linggi
- Ashley Larson “Havana’s Chinatown”
- Natalia Yamashiro “The Power of the State: Okinawan Immigration to Bolivia After WWII”
- April Armijo “The Paradise? [Koreans in Argentina]”

2:30-3:30 Titan Theatre
Keynote Speaker: Prof. Juan R. Ishikawa, Portuguese and Spanish, CSUF
"Haikai/haiku and the Japanese Immigrants to Brazil"

3:30-4:00 Closing Remarks


5:00-7:00 Titan Theatre
Film:“Gajin: caminhos da liberdade” [Gaijin: Roads to Freedom] (1980, 108 min)
Co-sponsored with Asian American Studies at CSUF.
Discussant: Prof. Juan Ishikawa, MLL and Latin American Studies at CSUF.

Special Thanks for this Event to CSUF’s: Latin American Studies Program; Asian American Studies Program; Sigma Delta Pi: Spanish Honor Society; LASSA: Latin American Studies Student Association.

For more information contact Dr. Sandra M. Pérez-Linggi,


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