Friday, August 29, 2008

Added for the Weekend at the Village

After a somewhat quiet summer working on other things, the editors have been back at work on the Village, and will resume updating the homepage, departments and blog with new features.

Fresh this week:

Unprecedented AAPI Presence at Democratic Convention

By Stewart David Ikeda

On a new prominence of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders seen in Denver, from floor to podium. Part of an occasional series that will look at the position of AAPIs in the fall's elections.

Q&A: David Mura on Famous Suicides of the Japanese Empire

By Alexs Pate

Interview with the noted author of Turning Japanese and Where the Body Meets Memory, on his new book and first novel, published in September

AAJC Urges LGPA Sponsors to Withdraw Support

Asian American Justice Center calls LPGA's policy requiring foreign players to speak English discriminatory. (Now that's a sporting way to get rid of unwanted competition!)

Other items from the AP: D.C. statue of King Kamehameha to be moved; Wounded Iraq vet Duckworth rips Bush, McCain; Dems support Native Hawaiian self-determination; Study: NFL has slightly more Asian, Latino players; Analysis: Dems' convention floor is ... democratic

Opportunities: Indo-American Arts Council Internship in NY; Tenure Track Position in History - Asian Studies, East Stroudsburg, PA; others.