San Francisco – AsianWeek.com today issued a call for contributions from former students and colleagues in remembrance of Professor Ronald Takaki who passed away on Tuesday May 26, 2009 at the age of 70.
Professor Takaki was the pre-eminent scholar on America’s multicultural history, author of over a dozen books, and Professor Emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley campus.
AsianWeek Editor and Publisher Ted Fang issued the following statement:
“Professor Ronald Takaki was about new beginnings. His scholarship opened new paths for a re-visioning of American history that included people of all colors and nationalities. His comparative approach celebrated differences, at the same time he found common bonds in the diversity of our humanity.
Professor Takaki devoted his life to the future of America. He taught tens of thousands of students. His books reached hundreds of thousands of readers. All of us have been affected by his teachings. As our nation approaches that day when all Americans will be minorities, we continue his work each in our own ways to embrace and enhance America’s manifest diversity.
As part of continuing on Professor Takaki’s vision, AsianWeek.com is accepting contributions from former students and colleagues on their remembrances or inspirations of Professor Takaki. Contributions can include writings, memories or photographs and should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.”
-U.S. Asian Wire