10/15/2017: Live Reading with Asian American Writers & Poets

Enjoy tasty appetizers while listening to talented Stanford writers read from their latest works. Featuring novelist and San Francisco Chronicle columnist Vanessa Hua '97; poet, memoirist & writing coach Minal Hajratwala '92; novelist Mira T. Lee '92; and poet Jane Lin '92.

Date & Time: Sunday, October 15 from 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Location: Stanford University. Building 200, Room 034 (downstairs). Map available here.

Registration is FREE. Please RSVP here.


All are welcome, including alumni, students, friends & family, guests and the general public. Sponsored by the Stanford Asian Pacific American Alumni Club (SAPAAC).

Find out more about the authors: (clockwise from top left):

vanessahua.com | minalhajratwala.com | miratlee.com | janelin505.com

10/14/2017: Mini-Reunion for Asian American Alums

Mini-Reunion for Asian American Alums
5:30pm, Sat., Oct. 14, 2017
(2nd hour of Tailgate; Tailgate runs 4:30-7:30pm)

Class of 1992 Headquarters
Arrillaga Alumni Center, Ford Gardens
326 Galvez St., Stanford, CA 94305

Come and get a blast from the past...with old friends and new.
Inviting all alumni who were ever involved with any Asian American student club...or wanted to be.
Inviting all alumni who ever considered themselves Asian American...or wanted to be.
Join us during the tailgate for a casual get-together.

Cost: Mini-reunion attendees who would like to eat or drink at the event should buy a tailgate ticket (~ $50) in advance through the Alumni Association site.

Questions? Please contact:
Mae Lee '92 at mae.lee@stanfordalumni.org
Maria Chow Zajac '92 at mcz@stanfordalumni.org

6/22/2017: SAPAAC Dinner Table: U.S. and China in the Era of Donald Trump

Thursday, June 22
6:30 p.m.
Ly Luck Restaurant
3537 Fruitvale Ave, Oakland, CA 94602

Parking: Lot behind Flavor Brigade, 3540 Fruitvale Ave.  Entrance through alley to right of Flavor Brigade.
BART: Fruitvale Station then Lyft/Uber

Price: $30 includes dinner.  Limit 36 attendees.

Register at: http://alumni.stanford.edu/goto/dinnertable

Contact: Spencer Yeh, BS '84, at spenceryeh3@gmail.com

Hosted by the Stanford Asian Pacific American Alumni Club (SAAPAC) and open to all.

Discuss the impact of the Trump presidency on U.S. and China relations with John Pomfret, AB ’81 AM ’84, over a delicious Chinese dinner at Ly Luck, a neighborhood favorite Chinese restaurant.  John is the author of the recently-published The Beautiful Country and the Middle Kingdom: America and China from 1776 to the Present (2016). He is also the author of the best-seller Chinese Lessons: Five Classmates and the Story of the New China (2007) and an award-winning journalist who spent decades as a foreign correspondent with The Washington Post. He has lived in China for 20 years since the early 1980s and has also covered U.S.-China relations from Washington, DC. As The New York Times said of The Beautiful Country, “Donald Trump (or his next secretary of state) would be well advised to read this timely and comprehensively informative book.”

6/10/2017: Stanford Day at Terracotta Warriors (Seattle)

Saturday, June 10
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Pacific Science Center
200 2nd Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109 (meet at the Main Entrance at 10 a.m.)

Price: $35 for Stanford Club of Washington or SAPAAC members; $40 for non-members; adults and children are same price.

Register online: http://alumni.stanford.edu/goto/event23973

Contact: Susan Hainze, MS ’84, at susan@hainze.com

Join Stanford Club of Washington (SCW) and Stanford Asian Pacific American Alumni Club (SAPAAC) for a historical tour of 2,200 years in the making discovering the terracotta warriors and the untouched tomb of the First Emperor. Start the day with a 45 min IMAX Documentary “Mysteries of China” capturing this great archaeological event in modern times and then tour the Exhibit with complete Audio guide. Our group rate is 25% less than regular rate and has limited space. Sign up now!

As one recent visitor said: "Just to confirm my enthusiasm as expressed to Susan, my wife Diane and I have both been to the actual site in Xi’an, which is huge and which conveys a sense of the enormous scale of that site.  The touring exhibit that is now in Seattle and that will only go to one other location in the U.S., Philadelphia, cannot match the size and scale of the original, but, instead, it gives you far more up-close and intimate time with individual statues and other artifacts that have been recovered.  You can stand just a couple of feet away from an individual archer, chariot driver, musician, official or general, which one usually can’t do in Xi’an.  Moreover, this exhibit shows the high degree of scientific knowledge that has been gained about how the individual statues were made and were painted by the thousands  Using the latest digital technology, one room includes a time-lapse simulation of a full color statue through its entire life cycle that is quite stunning.  If the actual site in Xi’an might be considered the “macro” view, this is a decidedly “micro” view."

5/25/2017: SAPAAC NYC Chapter Launch Happy Hour (New York)

The Dillon Lounge
425 West 53rd Street
New York, NY 10019
United States
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT

Join fellow Stanford Asian Pacific Islander Alumni on Thursday, May 25 for drinks and bonding in our inaugural SAPAAC NYC event!

In honor of API Heritage Month, we are excited to kick off the SAPAAC NYC Chapter with a casual Happy Hour for Stanford API Alumni to meet each other and begin building a stronger Stanford API community in NYC! 

We're considering this a soft launch to gather interest in preparation for an official bigger launch sometime in summer or fall this year. We’ll provide a quick recap of Voices Rising: The Stanford Asian Pacific American Alumni Summit from March and play a short video that kicked off this first annual event.

In addition to wine and refreshments, there will be rum provided by Tanduay and snacks provided by Bokksu

Eventbrite RSVPs are required and free. $10 suggested donation to help with costs and to support future events. :)

4/15/2017: Asian Art Museum Tomb Treasures Exhibit (San Francisco)

Join us for a Stanford alumni visit to the San Francisco Asian Art Museum for the Tomb Treasures Exhibit. The Asian Art Museum will be the only venue for this exclusive exhibition featuring new discoveries from China's Han Dynasty.

One of the most powerful civilizations of the ancient world, China’s Han dynasty achieved profound cultural and artistic influence, technological advancements and military might. Two thousand years later, discoveries of royal tombs allow us to glimpse these extraordinary accomplishments firsthand.

Emulating their grand palaces, Han royals built lavishly furnished tombs so that, in the afterlife, no need would go unmet. Daily utensils, kitchen vessels, royal symbols, weaponry and even toiletries were all accounted for. And the nobility spared no expense preserving the tools of earthly pleasures — food, music, wine, sex — in anticipation of an afterlife to surpass this world.

On view for the first time in the U.S., 160 rare selections from recent excavations — including a jade coffin, rare bronze bells, elaborate crafts and much more — share the extravagance, artistry and elegance of Han royal clans.

Location: San Francisco Asian Art Museum (meet in front of the museum by 11 AM)

Date: Saturday, April 15, 2017

Time: 11:00 AM- 2:00 PM

Price: $25 for alumni and guests, $20 for SAPAAC members and Alumni Summit registrants  (includes Exhibit Ticket)

RSVP: https://alumni.stanford.edu/get/page/events/details?event_id=23523

Contact Person: Van Anh Tran '13, MA '14 (vananht@alumni.stanford.edu)

Need a carpool? Can you offer other alumni a ride? Match with a ride here.

4/2/2017: Asian American Summit Dim Sum Celebration (Palo Alto)

SAAPAC cordially invites you to cap off the Summit Weekend! Network over a sumptuous dim sum meal at Tai Pan with fellow Stanford alums!

In Chinese culture, a Tai Pan is an individual who shines above all in their field. Tai Pan restaurant in Palo Alto features Hong Kong-style Cantonese cuisine, with over 80 different varieties of dim sum.

Location: 560 Waverley St, Palo Alto (off University Avenue)

Date: Sunday April 2, 2017

Time: 11 AM - 1 PM

Price: $35 per person

RSVP: http://alumni.stanford.edu/goto/summit-dim-sum

Contact Person: Agnes Tin PhD '80 atin656@gmail.com and Fidelia Butt '88 fidelia@gmail.com

(Optional) Meet at the Arrillaga Center at 10:15 AM to walk or carpool to the venue.

This event is part of the first-ever Asian American Alumni summit at Stanford (March 31-April 2). Find out more are http://sapaac.org/summit. Summit registration is not required to join the dim sum outing.