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Asian American Studies

Korean Americans Asian American Studies is an interdisciplinary academic field devoted to the study of the history, culture, and politics of Asian Americans. The field includes scholars of Asian American literature, history, politics, religion, sociology, and many other disciplines within the humanities and social sciences.

Image from: By Korean Americans for Obama from USA [CC-BY-SA-2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons


President Obama and Secretary Chu

Chinese American Secretary of Energy and physicist Steven Chu meets with President Obama. Chu is notable for his 1997 Nobel Prize in Physics and advocacy of renewable energy.

By Charles Watkins, White House photographer [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

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