APA Women Who Have Made History, These Pages, and a Difference


2004-2005 Edition Sections

“APA Women’s Wall of Fame”
By Asian American Villagers
It’s back! Our annual WHM commemoration of the APA women who have made history, these pages and a difference.

Help us keep this annual, ever-growing, Villager-built tradition alive by adding your own “brick”.  Tell us:

Which APA women do you feel have made the most meaningful difference in shaping our lives, our community and nation — and why?

2005 Readings Theme: The Year of the APA Woman of Letters
An explosion of long-awaited titles by the biggest names in APA literature, plus works by several promising newcomers, marks a renaissance–and diversification–in American literature by APA women

New Adds 3/30:

WHM 2005: Impressive Women
By Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston
Noted author of the classic Farewell to Manazar and The Legend of Firehorse Woman, and a long-time Wall honoree discusses the APA women that have in turn impressed and inspired her in her work and life

More New Nominations to the APA Women’s Wall of Fame
By L Hsu
Thanks go to Hsu and other Villagers for sending in detailed new descriptions! We’ll keep adding toward next year’s wall!

New Section for 2004-2005: “Perspectives”
Measuring Up to Barbie by Catherine Li, ASIA
APA Women: Why We Are Everywhere by Helen Zia, AAV
GirlPower 2Kx by Frances Kai-Hwa Wang, AAV 2004-2005 Select APA Women News(makers) in Review
Mae Cheng Elected UNITY Prez; Side-stepping the Glass Ceiling; Boom in Businesses by Women of Color; Workers Awaaz Fights for S. Asian Women; “The Next Lucy Liu”; India’s Prostitutes’ Fight Against AIDS; Actress Eugenia Yuan: No Ordinary Picture Bride; Remembering Sept. 11 Heroine Betty Ong; The Passion of Swati Dandekar; and more…

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About As-Am Women’s History (with updates); Previous Women’s History Month features by Gloria T. Caoile, Elaine Kim, Shirley Hune, Frances Kai-Hwa Wang, Yayoi Lena Winfrey, Big Bad Chinese Mama, Secret Asian Man, Lynda Lin, Sandip Roy; and more…

Editor’s Note about this edition: A number of the articles usually available in this annual special archive section have become unavailable as we have been redesigning our site after a server and format change. We apologize if any of the links are broken. We are working to correct them or at least locate and disable them for the time being.



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