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Call for Submissions for the 2014 Meeting in San Francisco

The ASA Online Paper Submission

System is open:

The deadline for all paper submissions is January 8 2014.

For new members of the ASA: In order to present a paper at the annual meeting, you must submit it for consideration by the organizers of particular sessions. There are two types of sessions that are open for unsolicited submissions: Regular Sessions and Section Sessions. A paper can be submitted to a first choice session as well as a second choice session.

The Program Committee for the annual meeting selects the topics for Regular Sessions and assigns their organizers, whereas each of the 40+ sections of the ASA, including the Section on Asia and Asian America, selects the topics for their respective Section Sessions and assigns their organizers.

Like most sections, we use one of our allocated sessions for simultaneous roundtables in a large meeting room. The roundtables will be 1-hour in length followed by the Section’s 40-minute members meeting.

Section Session: “Work, Labor, Inequality and Asia.”

Organizer: Pawan Dhingra, Tufts University (

Section Session: “Work, Labor, Inequality and Asian America.”

Organizer: Pawan Dhingra, TuftsUniversity (

Roundtables: Asia and Asian America Roundtables (open submission)

Organizer: Sharmila Rudrappa, University of Texas (


Update from the American Sociological Association

The American Sociological Association (ASA) will hold its 108th Annual Meeting August 10-13, 2013, at the Hilton New York Midtown and the Sheraton New York Hotel and Towers.

See below for the section's activities including a list of presentations, panels, meetings, and joint reception.

Sunday, August 11, 8:30-10:10am

Section on Asia and Asian American Paper Session: "Multiple Dimensions of Asian and Asian American Identities"

Session Organizer: Jane H. Yamashiro (University of Southern California)

Presider: Ryoko Yamamoto (State University of New York-Old Westbury)

"Defining 'Leftover' Women: Feminist Internet Activism vs. State Media in China." Leta Hong Fincher (Tsinghua University)

"Doing Christian, Doing Chinese: Daily Life Management of Ethnic Boundary in Two Chinese Churches." Thomas Peng (University of California- Berkeley).

"Finding Common Ground? Indian Immigrants and Asian American Panethnicity." Ariela Schachter (Stanford University).

"Southeast Asian Refugee Camps: Refugee Subjectivities and Politics of Living." Yen Le Espiritu (University of California-San Diego).

"Visual Citizenship and the Legibly Cool: The Recognition and Misrecognition of Japanese American Belonging. Dana Y. Nak"ano (University of California-Irvine).

Sunday, August 11, 12:30-2:10pm

Section on Asia and Asian America Invited Session: "Transnational Asian American Gateways and Communities"

Session Organizer: Lynn H. Fujiwara (University of Oregon)

Presider: Lynn H. Fujiwara (University of Oregon)

"The Cultural Transnationalization of the Korean Community in the Nation's Capital." Dae Young Kim (George Mason University).

"Deported Diaspora: Thinking Transnationalism through Deportation." Monisha Das Gupta (University of Hawaii-Manoa).

"'I Couldn't Raise My Kids in the Middle of Nowhere': Second Generation Asian American Parenting in Gateway Communities." Miliann Kang (University of Massachusetts-Amherst).

"The Ever Changing Chinese Communities of New York City: Brooklyn, Manhattan and Queens." Margaret May Chin (City University of New York-Hunter College).

"New Pathways of Asian Migration and their Consequences: Cases Studies of Asian Temporary Migrant Workers." Robyn Magalit Rodriguez (University of California-Davis).

Sunday, August 11, 2:30-3:30pm

Section on Asia and Asian America Roundtables

Session Organizer: Pawan Dhingra (Tufts University)

Table 1: Popular Culture, Globalization, and Identity

Table Presider: Bhoomi K. Thakore (Loyola University-Chicago)

"These Men Look Like Barbies! Globalization, Gender, and Sexuality in K-Pop." Jung-Whan Marc de Jong (SUNY FIT).

"Color-Blind Racism in the Media: Mindy Kaling as an 'Honorary White?'" Sheena Sood (Temple University).

"From Leisure Space To Work Place: Transitioning From Consumer to Producer of Japanese Pop Culture." Michael Dziesinski (University of Hawaii- Manoa).

Table 2: Multiculturalism and the State

Table Presider: Lynn Fujiwara (University of Oregon)

"Multiculturalism Policies in Japan and South Korea: A Comparative Analysis." Keumjae Park (William Paterson University); Takiko Mori-Saunders (Montgomery College).

"Signs and the Politics of Compromise in Multiethnic Space." Noriko Matsumoto (University of Vermont).

Table 3: Beyond Ethnic Identities

Table Presider: Anthony Christian Ocampo (California State Polytechnic University- Pomona)

"Creating a Pure Church: The Problem of Ethnicity in the Asian American Church." K. Kale Yu (Nyack College).

"From Ethnic Shame to Filipino Role Model: Ethnic Identity Development After Asserting a Filipino Identity." Daniel B. Eisen (Pacific University).

Table 4: Pathways to Work

Table Presider: Anna Romina P. Guevarra (University of Illinois-Chicago)

"Family Embeddness and Migrant Work in China: Marriage Choice, Networks, and Female Power." Danielle Kane (Duke University), *Ke Liang (City University of New York-Baruch College); Felicia Feng Tian (Duke University).

"Job Search Chains and Embedded Resources: A Comparative Analysis among China, Taiwan, and the US." Chih-Jou Jay Chen (Academia Sinica).

"Racialized Paths to Career of Grown Children of Korean Immigrants." In Seo Son (Duke University).

Table 5: Development, Colonialism, and Asia

Table Presider: Lakshmi Srinivas (University of Massachusetts-Boston)

"Californication of the Korean Rice Market?" Larry L. Burmeister (Ohio University).

"Gender, Identity and Tourism Development in the Annapurna Region, Nepal." Babs Grossman- Thompson (University of Colorado-Boulder).

"Global Homelands? Goan Migration and the Transnational Diasporas." Roland Mascarenhas (Harvard University).

Table 6: Family, Religion, and Gender

Table Presider: Jerry Park (Baylor University)

"Generational Comparison of the Effect of Christian Religiosity on Moral Values and Behaviors among Korean- Americans." Sung Chang Chun (Mercy college of Ohio); Hyunjin Deborah Kwak (University of Notre Dame).

"In Books He Finds a Wife but She Misses a Husband?" Yingchun Ji (National University of Singapore); Wei-Jun Jean Yeung (National University of Singapore).

"Making of Korean Americans Across Three Generations: A Study of Korean Families in NY." Haryun Peun (State University of New York-Stony Brook).

Table 7: Immigration To and From Japan

Table Presider: Jane H. Yamashiro (University of Southern California)

"Motivational factors to study abroad: The case of Okinawans during the US Occupation of Okinawa (1945-1972)." Kinuko Maehara Yamazato (University of Hawaii-Manoa).

"Negative Assimilation: How Immigrants Experience Economic Mobility in Japan." Makiko Nakamuro (Tohoku University); Kenji Ishida (Tohoku University).

"Repeating Silence: The Social Process of Marginalization in Contemporary Japan." ChristopherS.Bondy (International Christian University).

"Direct and Indirect Relationships between Migration, Development, and Diaspora Strategies in South Korea and Japan." Jane H. Yamashiro (University of Southern California).

Table 8: Labor, Unions, and Gender Migration

Table Presider: Leland T. Saito (University of Southern California)

"Asian Immigrant Women Workers and the Micro-politics of Social Movement Practice." Jennifer Jihye Chun (University of Toronto).

"Why Migrate? Aspirations for Permanence, Integration, and Modernity Amongst Young Chinese Women." Lai Sze Tso (University of Michigan).

Table 9: Children and Health

Table Presider: Christina B. Chin (University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign)

"The Effects of Social and Cultural Factors in Child Feeding in China." Chunyan Song (California State University-Chico).

"The Modernization of Birth: Hygiene, Medicine, and Midwifery in Meiji Japan." Eiko Saeki (State University of New Jersey-Rutgers).

Sunday, August 11, 3:30-4:10pm

Section on Asia and Asian American Members Meeting

Immediately following the Section Roundtables (2:30-3:30p).

Monday, August 12, 6:30-9:00pm

Section on Asia and Asian American Reception

Please come to our joint reception with the Section on Race and Ethnic Minorities (SREM) and the Section on Latina/o Sociology at Vermillion Restaurant (480 Lexington Ave New York, NY 10017). The reception is off-site, but it's just be a short cab or public transportation ride away. You can walk there too - it is about a one-mile walk from the Hilton Midtown - the main conference site.

We will also be presenting our awards to all our award-winners at the reception. Looking forward to seeing everyone there!

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Presentations Awards Photos

Section on Asia and Asian America

Paper Sessions: TBA

Refereed Roundtables: TBA

2008 Award Winners and Honorees:

2008 Book Award

Co-Winners: Das Gupta, Monisha. 2006. Unruly Immigrants: Rights, Activism, and Transnational South Asian Politics in the United States. Durham: Duke University Press.

Jung, Moon-Kie. 2006. Reworking Race: The Making of Hawaii's Interracial Labor Movement. New York: Columbia University Press.

2008 Research Paper Award

Winner: Kelly, H. Chong. 2006. "Negotiating Patriarchy: South Korean Evangelical Women and the Politics of Gender." Gender & Society 20: 697-724

2008 Graduate Student Paper Award

Winner: Leslie Kim Wang (University of California, Berkeley). "Multicultural Negotiations in a Chinese State-Run Orphanage." Unpublished Manuscript, Department of Sociology, UC, Berkeley

Honorable Mention

Hae Yeon Choo (University of Wisconsin-Madison). 2006. "Gendered Modernity and Ethnicized Citizenship: North Korean Settler in Contemporary South Korea." Gender & Society 20: 576-604.

2008 Early Career Award

Winner: Dina Okamoto, University of California, Davis

Honorable Mention

Angie Chung, The University at Albany

2008 Outstanding Teaching Award

[Not given this year]

Congratulations for all winners and honorees!

2005 Awards

Outstanding Graduate Student Paper Award
Hwa-Ji Shin, State University of New York at Stony Brook
"Trajectories of Nation: Remaking Citizenship, Immigration, and National Self-Image in Japan"

Exemplary Early Career Award
Lisa Sun-Hee Park, University of California at San Diego

Outstanding Book on Asia
Life Under Pressure: Mortality and Living Standards in Europe and Asia: 1700-1900
Tommy Bengtsson, Lund University
Cameron Campbell, University of California at Los Angeles
James E. Lee, University of Michigan

Distinguished Teacher and Mentor Award
Michael Allen Omi, University of California at Berkeley

Contributions to the Section Award
Morrison G. Wong, Texas Christian University


Photo from Section on Asia Activities at ASA Annual Meeting

Cameron Campbell

Photo from Section on Asia Activities at ASA Annual Meeting

Michael Omi

Photo from Section on Asia Activities at ASA Annual Meeting

Morrison Wong

Photo from Section on Asia Activities at ASA Annual Meeting

Hwa-Ji Shin and Jennifer Lee

Photo from Section on Asia Activities at ASA Annual Meeting

David Takeuchi makes an important speech.

Photo from Section on Asia Activities at ASA Annual Meeting

Sara Lee introduces an award.

Photo from Section on Asia Activities at ASA Annual Meeting

Sharon Lee introduces an award.

Photo from Section on Asia Activities at ASA Annual Meeting

Cameron Campbell and Zai Liang

Thanks to Cameron Campbell and Xiaogang Wu for the photographs.