CUNY FORUM
Asian American Studies + Global Voices + Community Perspectives + Latitudes

Editor-In-Chief: Russell C. Leong

Editorial Board: Meena Alexander (Hunter College/CUNY & CUNY Graduate Center) | Moustafa Bayoumi (Brooklyn College/CUNY)
Luis H. Francia (Hunter College/CUNY & NYU) | Jennifer Hayashida (Hunter College/CUNY) | Evelyn Hu-Dehart (Brown University)
Kenneth Guest (Baruch College/CUNY) | Ravi Kalia (City College of NY/CUNY) | Peter Kiang (UMASS-Boston) | Amitava Kumar (Vassar College)
Peter Kwong (Hunter College/CUNY & CUNY Graduate Center) | Kyoo Lee (John Jay College of Criminal Justice/CUNY) | Pyong Gap Min (Queens College/CUNY)
Konrad Ng (Shangri La Center for Islamic Arts and Cultures) | Betty Lee Sung (Prof. Emerita, City College of NY/CUNY)| John Kuo Wei Tchen (NYU) | David K. Yoo (UCLA)

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CUNY FORUM Volume 4:1
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Editor-In-Chief: Russell C. Leong | Publisher: Joyce O. Moy | Assistant Publisher: Antony Wong

Proofreader: J. Mayor | Journal Design: William Tam & Antony Wong | Information Technology: Zhu-Hui Wu

AAARI's fourth issue of CUNY FORUM is concerned with how Asian American Studies, as a radical education initiative begun forty-years ago, can become a "change-creator," providing a counter narrative to what is already known or practiced. Here, East Coast scholars, activists, artists and institutions, through their work and research bring critical transcultural perspectives and uncommon meanings to both voice and practice.

The 152 page journal (Volume 4:1, Fall 2016 to Winter 2017, ISSN: 2329-1125, $15.00) features three sections, each examining through essays, commentaries, and research: 1. Transcultural Voices; 2. Asian American Studies; and 3. Research & Reports

 

CUNY FORUM Volume 3:1
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Editor-In-Chief: Russell C. Leong | Publisher: Joyce O. Moy | Assistant Publisher: Antony Wong

Editorial Assistant: Loretta Chin | Proofreader: J. Mayor
Journal Design: William Tam & Antony Wong | Information Technology: Zhu-Hui Wu

AAARI's third issue of CUNY FORUM commemorates and examines the history of Asian American Studies on the East Coast during the tumultuous time of the Civil Rights Movement to the present. Learn from leading scholars and pioneers in the field about the future of Asian American and South Asian Studies in research, teaching, and education.

The 152 page journal (Volume 3:1, Fall 2015 to Winter 2016, ISSN: 2329-1125, $15.00) features three sections, each examining  through essays, interviews and poetry: 1. Asian Pacific American Studies; 2. Community Research Perspectives; and 3. Global Voices: Asia, Africa and the Americas

CUNY FORUM Volume 2:1
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Editor: Russell C. Leong | Publisher: Joyce O. Moy | Assistant Publisher: Antony Wong

Production Manager: Antony Wong | Editorial Intern: Ken Ruan
Graphic Design Production: William Tam | Journal Design: Russell C. Leong, William Tam & Antony Wong
Proofreader: J. Mayor | Information Technology: Zhu-Hui Wu | Production Interns: Maggie Liu & Allison Wen

Book Launch Event (Oct 10, 2014)

 

AAARI's second issue of CUNY FORUM features a mixture of Nobel Prize recipients together with notable Asian Pacific scholars, journalists and public artists including individuals connected with Bangladesh, South Africa, Vietnam, Cambodia, Korea, Nepal, Taiwan, Japan, and the Philippines. The FORUM, taking its cue from new media approaches, introduces its contents through a visual mapping diagram, with keys and links to free digitally-available content. According to the editor, the goal of the FORUM is to bring intellectual and cultural communities together in a New York commons that takes readers well beyond typecasting Asian Americans as merely another American "minority brand," or as “the newest kid on the block,” and to link their experience and history with broader trends in scholarship, communications, media, and literature across the Asia Pacific region and including the Americas. 

The 158 page journal (Volume 2:1, Fall 2014 to Winter 2015, ISSN: 2329-1125, $15.00) features four sections, each examining  through essays and research reports: 1. Asian Pacific American Studies; 2. Global Thinking and East-West Philosophy; 3. Global Voices: Asia, Africa and the Americas; and 4. Latitudes / Word & Image.

CUNY FORUM Volume 1:1
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Editor: Russell C. Leong | Publisher: Joyce O. Moy

Assistant Editor: Trevor J. Lee | Production Manager: Antony Wong
Graphic Design Production: William Tam | Journal Design: Russell C. Leong, William Tam & Antony Wong
Proofreader: J. Mayor | Information Technology: Zhu-Hui Wu | Distribution and Mailing: Shashi Khanna

Book Launch Event (November 4, 2013)

 

CUNY FORUM is the first journal in CUNY's 166-year history focused on Asian American and Asian issues, edited by veteran editor and award-winning American Book award writer Russell C. Leong, the 2012-2013 CUNY Thomas Tam Visiting Professor at Hunter College. According to Leong, the goal of the FORUM is to bring intellectual and cultural communities together in a new commons that takes readers well beyond typecasting Asian Americans as merely another American "minority brand."

Beyond heated discussions around Asian Tiger Moms or Jeremy Lin last year, the media has seemingly created a "new branding" of Asian Americans– based on clichés of high-achieving students and economically savvy parents. The new Asian Americans have even been termed by some as the "new Jews" of New York. There is an insatiable need to plunk Asian Americans, once again, into the model minority niche that first came into existence in the 1960s. Global immigration, the ascendance of China and India, and better Western news coverage of East Asia and South Asia has all served to conflate Asia and the Asian American success story.

But does all this hype help– or hinder– Asian Americans– and who ARE the real Asian Americans behind this ubiquitous– and oft– insidious– typecasting? More importantly, what and how do they think – as scholars, writers, practitioners, or even poets? CUNY FORUM provides some answers and features some of the best thinkers and writers associated with the City University of New York's twenty-four institutions who challenge the status quo.

The 144 page full-color journal (Volume 1:1, Fall 2013 to Winter 2014, ISSN: 2329-1125, $15.00) features CUNY scholars drawn from faculty at Hunter, City College, Queens, Baruch, John Jay, and the Graduate Center who tackle and examine both contemporary issues and intellectual conundrums. Four sections each examine, through essays and research reports: 1. Asian American Studies; 2. Global Thinking and East-West Philosophy; 3. Community-based Research; and 4. Literature.