Asian Studies Events & Communication

March 20, 2023

Japanese Traditional Arts & Crafts FlyerThis is a presentation of the creative process and a technical skills demo by two students from Kyoto. It will be held in HUNT 020 (basement of HUNT building).

Celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month

May 3, 2022

As we mark the beginning of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, designated in this year’s White House proclamation as Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Seattle University affirms the rich tapestry of cultures, ethnicities, and experiences of this diverse and vibrant community – representing a broad diaspora of Asian, Pacific Islander, and Desi Americans.

To explore more of the texture offered by our colleagues, you are invited to take part in a number of on-campus and external community-based events scheduled throughout the month. Please visit the Office of Diversity and Inclusion for the full list, as well as a range of resources on the history behind AAPI Heritage Month, a toolkit for addressing and responding to anti-Asian racism, and other educational resources to celebrate and learn AAPI history, along with special Zoom backgrounds you can use during May.

As we honor AAPI Heritage Month, let us hold in our hearts deep gratitude for the AAPI community’s rich contributions and sacrifices, as well as determination to work against ongoing racism, xenophobia and violence against those in the AAPI community. Justice takes the courage to listen deeply enough to be changed by what we hear and moved to act in solidarity to build a more just and inclusive world. 


Eduardo Peñalver, President

Natasha Martin, JD, Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion

Kasumi Flyer for February 2022 Event

Silent Lullaby for Lost Souls

This installation is Professor Kasumi's response to her field research in Nagasaki, Japan on the historial period from 1549-1873 (324 years), which began with the propagation of Christianity by Xavier, and Christian prohibition, oppression/persecution to the end of the Clandestine period. This is a memorial piece for the people who weren't martyred, but survived the prohibition, oppression and persecution.

Book cover with Dr. Li in the foreground

Identity in the Shadow of the Giant:  How the Rise of China is Changing Taiwan

This book investigates the implications of the global ascent of China on cross-Strait relations and the identity of Taiwan as a democratic state.  Examining an array of factors that affect identity formation, Dr. Li, Associate Professor of the Political Science Department at Seattle University, and editor of the Journal of Chinese Political Science, will discuss how the authors consider the influence of the rapid military and economic rise of china on Taiwan's identity.

November 30, 2021 from 12:30-1:25pm - via Zoom


Flyer for APPI Event on 4-27-2021

Please join Seattle University’s Asian Studies Program, Institute of Public Service and Seattle Town Hall on Tuesday April 27th, 2021 at 6:00pm PDT for a conversation with former U.S. ambassador to China and former Washington Governor Gary Locke, CEO of Treehouse Lisa Chin, and interim Seattle Police Chief Adrian Diaz on Combating Racial Animus Against the AAPI Community.  Registration details are below. The event is free for SU students, staff, faculty, and alumni.

 Event Details:

  • When: Tuesday, April 27th, 2021 at 6pm PDT
  • Where: Town Hall Seattle’s Digital Stage
  • Cost: FREE for SU students, staff, faculty, alumni. Register here: Town Hall Seattle - SU Admission