Takaki – A Mulitcultural Perspective Archive

  • SFPL-Chinatown rededication

    San Francisco Chinatown Branch Library honors Him Mark Lai with rededication ceremony

    Him Mark Lai was not just any Chinese American Scholar. Nicknamed the “Dean of Chinese American History,” Lai has made significant academic contributions to this field throughout his life. He has written 10 books and over 100 articles on the Chinese American experience, including the […]

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  • Ronald Takaki – a Multicultural Life

    Ronald Takaki – a Multicultural Life

    Editor’s Note: Ronald Takaki, often called the “father of multicultural studies,” who helped establish UC Berkeley’s undergraduate Ethnic Studies major and Ph.D. programs passed away this year. This Thursday a community memorial service in San Francisco will celebrate his life and launch a grassroots petition […]

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  • Community Unites to Celebrate the Life of Ronald Takaki

    Community Unites to Celebrate the Life of Ronald Takaki

    -Memorial will also celebrate launch of grass roots petition to rename Ethnic Studies Library at UC Berkeley in Takaki’s honor - SAN FRANCISCO  – Professor Ronald Takaki, the “father” of multicultural studies and preeminent scholar of American diversity, passed away on May 26, 2009. A […]

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  • Ron Takaki Tribute

    Ron Takaki Tribute

    -Remembering Ron Takaki -Ron Takaki: Words from Dale Minami -Ron Takaki: Words from Professor Larry Shinagawa -Ron Takaki: Words from Scott Kurashige, PhD. -Ron Takaki: Condolences from JACL National Director Floyd Mori -Ron Takaki: CAPAC Statement -Ron Takaki: a Pioneer, a Scholar, a Friend -Remembering […]

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  • Remembering Professor Ron Takaki: The Power of a Multicultural America

    Remembering Professor Ron Takaki: The Power of a Multicultural America

    By Gina Acebo As we come to the end of this year’s Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, I want to take a moment to remember UC Berkeley Ethnic Studies Professor Ronald Takaki who passed away recently. Now truth be told, I was a wily undergrad […]

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  • Ron Takaki: a Pioneer, a Scholar, a Friend

    Ron Takaki: a Pioneer, a Scholar, a Friend

    It is with a heavy heart that I read the news of Prof. Takaki’s passing this morning. And I feel it is my duty as a former student and a representative of the next generation of Asian-American scholars to write to in celebration of a […]

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  • Ron Takaki: CAPAC Statement

    Ron Takaki: CAPAC Statement

    Today, Rep. Michael Honda (CA-15), chair of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC), issued the following statement on the passing of Ronald Takaki, Professor of Asian American Studies at the University of California at Berkeley: “On behalf of CAPAC, I extend my deepest condolences […]

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  • AsianWeek Calls for Contributions on Professor Ronald Takaki

    AsianWeek Calls for Contributions on Professor Ronald Takaki

    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 […]

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  • Ron Takaki: Condolences from JACL National Director Floyd Mori

    Ron Takaki: Condolences from JACL National Director Floyd Mori

    The Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) joins with others in mourning the loss of Professor Ronald Takaki. He was an accomplished scholar, author, academician and advocate. His teachings, articles and books were invaluable in documenting the Asian Pacific American experience in the United States, teaching […]

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  • Ron Takaki: Words from Scott Kurashige, PhD.

    Ron Takaki: Words from Scott Kurashige, PhD.

    On Tuesday, May 26, 2009, our nation’s first African American president, who has appointed three Asian Americans to his cabinet, named the first Latina nominee to the Supreme Court. It’s hard to imagine a more fitting tribute to Professor Ronald Takaki, whose tireless writing, teaching, […]

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