Committee of Concerned Asian Scholars Records, 1967-1997

Summary Information

Title: Committee of Concerned Asian Scholars Records
Inclusive Dates: 1967-1997

  • Committee of Concerned Asian Scholars
Call Number: Mss 695; M98-028; M2002-134; M2008-035; M2017-096

Quantity: 3.4 cubic feet (9 archives boxes); plus additions of 2.2 cubic feet (1 records center carton and 4 archives boxes)

Archival Locations:
Wisconsin Historical Society (Map)

Records of the Committee of Concerned Asian Scholars (CCAS), a national organization of students of Asian Studies formed in 1968 to oppose the war in Vietnam. The radical organization worked to foster understanding of Asian societies and efforts within those societies to maintain cultural integrity and to confront poverty, oppression, and imperialism. CCAS was designed to function as a catalyst; a communications network for both Asian and Western scholars, a provider of central resources for local chapters, and a community for the development of anti-imperialist research. Topics documented include two trips to China (1971 and 1973) and an interview with Chou En Lai; the field of Asian Studies and the role of the scholar as social critic; Egbal Ahmed, a political prisoner; and various topics relevant to Southeast Asia. 2017 additions include newsletters and bulletins, correspondence, meeting minutes, and the articles of incorporation and by-laws for the Committee.

Language: English

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