Min Zhou - Sociolgy Professor - UCLA | KCET
Min Zhou - Sociolgy Professor - UCLA
As a founding chair of UCLA's Department of Asian American Studies, Sociology Professor Min Zhou studies the nature of transnational migration and assimilation in the lives of Asian Americans in the United States. In the following interviews, Professor Zhou explores the nature of the networked culture created by early Chinese immigrants through Family Associations and the lessons that this experience sheds on contemporary migration.
The Social Role of Family Associations
"Chinese pioneers create transnational networked cultures through Family Associations."
Changes in Chinese Immigration
"A short history of Chinese immigration."
"Min Zhou shares how changes occurring in China are translated into the Chinese communities in Los Angeles and the hybrid blends of citizens living in these communities."
The Role of Chinese Women
"Min Zhou explains the differences and impact of women in communities in early Chinatown."
Today, a cadre of local activists and artists in Watts are using storytelling and human relationships to promote change, justice, equality and communal values.
In such a controversial campaign as Proposition 187, art and politics inenvitably mix. During the 1990s a number of politicians (established and aspiring) helped shape the campaign, as artists on the ground informed the public and inspired them to act.
From performing with an ensemble to working at the Smithsonian to mentoring Watts youth (including a young Nipsey Hussle), WTAC's advocate has done it all and keeps fighting for her adopted neighborhood.
“We get it all the time — people come up to us and say, ‘We didn't know that Black people live in Santa Monica,” Carolyne Edwards said. “And there was a huge population there.”
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