Panel discussion: Asian American Beauty Pageants

Panel discussion on Asian American beauty

WHEN: Thursday, March 22, 2007, 4:00-6:00 p.m.
WHERE: Ethnic Studies Library 30 Stephens Hall

Panelists include:

Rebecca Chiyoko King-O'Riain, National University of Ireland, Maynooth
"Pure Beauty: Judging Race in Japanese American Beauty Pageants"

Bakirathi Mani, Swarthmore College
"The New Miss India: Beauty Pageants in the South Asian Diaspora"

Evelyn I. Rodriguez, University of San Francisco
"Debutante Splendor: An Instrument of Cultural Resistance and Empowerment for Filipinos in America"

Judy Tzu-Chun Wu, Ohio State University
"China Dolls versus Iron Girls: Conflicting Notions of Beauty, Gender,and Nationhood"

Sponsored by the Asian American Studies Program; co-sponsored by Asian Pacific American Student Development.