Posted on Jan 30, 1998

Gary Y. Okihiro, professor of history and director of Asian American
studies at Cornell University, will speak on “Whose History Is It Anyway?” on
Monday, Feb. 9, at 7:30 p.m. in the Nott Memorial.

A nationally renowned expert in Asian American studies, Gary Okihiro is
the author of several award-winning books on Asian American history and has built Asian
American Studies programs at Cornell University and elsewhere. Okihiro is editor of the Journal
of Asian American Studies
and has served as president of the Association of Asian
American Studies. Also a scholar of African and African American history, Okihiro
addresses larger questions of ethnicity and gender in America. His lecture examines the
nature of history and the place of Asians in American history.

A reception will follow in Old Chapel.

The lecture is sponsored by the English Department, Minerva Committee,
History Department, East Asian Studies Program, and Internal Education Fund.

Okihiro will lead a roundtable discussion, “Complicating
Identities: Gender and Race and Asian American Students,” at a luncheon sponsored by
the Women's Commission on Monday, Feb. 9, at 12:15 p.m. in Reamer 302. Faculty are
urged to forward to Hyungji Park, English, the names of students who would like to attend.