Subversive Histories: Race, National Security, and Empire Across the Pacific
co-sponsored with Revolutionizing American Studies at the CUNY Graduate Center
Moon-Ho Jung traces the historical origins of the national security state – the heart and soul of the U.S. empire – to a series of U.S. “foreign” and “domestic” policies targeting Asians on both sides of the Pacific. By exploring how Asians came to be racialized and radicalized subjects of the U.S. empire before World War II, he will seek to reframe notions of movements across the Pacific.
February 19, 2013
Room C198, CUNY Graduate Center
Moon-Ho Jung is Associate Professor and the Walker Family Endowed Professor of History at the University of Washington. He is the author of Coolies and Cane: Race, Labor, and Sugar in the Age of Emancipation (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006), winner of the Merle Curti Award from the Organization of American Historians and the History Book Award from the Association for Asian American Studies.