Recent Past Events

Fireside Chat with UC Berkeley College of Engineering Dean Tsu-Jae King Liu

Born in Ithaca, New York, Dean Liu joined UC Berkeley as a faculty member in the EECS Department in 1996 and, in 2018, became the first woman in the history of UC Berkeley to serve as Dean of the College of Engineering (CoE). Being a Chinese-American and leading one of the foremost technology institutions in the world, Dean Liu is in a unique position to witness as well as influence America's fast-changing relationship with China in the technology arena.

After telling the approximately 100 attendees her personal story, Dean Liu answered questions from the audience ranging from new buildings added to the CoE, to joint programs with the Haas School of Business, to the Tsinghua Berkeley Shenzhen Institute, to the effect of visa limitations on graduate students from China, to what's being done to encourage more women to study engineering, to asking companies that want to recruit Berkeley grads whether they measure and track the promotion of women and minority engineers.

A multi-course Chinese banquet was served before we closed the evening with a screening of four short documentaries recently created by students from the UC Berkeley Department of Asian American and Asian Diaspora Chinese-American History class.  These documentaries were completed with financial support from the CAA Chinese Chapter.

August 25, 2019
5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Peony Seafood Restaurant
388 9th Street, #288
Oakland, CA 94607

General Admission = $45, Young Alumni = $35, Student = $20


Chinatown Rising: A Documentary in Progress

                         Harry Chuck                     Joshua Chuck

Harry Chuck (Director & Producer) and Josh Chuck (Co-Producer & Assistant Editor) shared their experience making the documentary, Chinatown Rising (, showed selected scenes, and answered questions from the audience. A buffet lunch was served.

When:  Sunday, November 11, 2018, 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Where:  Alumni House, UC Berkeley
Cost:  $10 general; $5 current students (at the door)

Synopsis of Chinatown Rising

Against the backdrop of the Civil Rights movement of the mid-1960s, a young San Francisco Chinatown resident armed with a 16mm camera and leftover film scraps from a local TV station, turned his lens onto his community. Totaling more than 20,000 feet of film (10 hours), Harry Chuck's exquisite unreleased footage has captured a divided community's struggles for self-determination. Chinatown Rising is a documentary film about the Asian-American movement from the perspective of the young residents on the front lines of their historic neighborhood in transition. Through publicly challenging the conservative views of their elders, their demonstrations and protests of the 1960s-1980s rattled the once quiet streets during the community¡¯s shift in power. Forty-five years later, in intimate interviews these activists recall their roles and experiences in response to the need for social change.


Private Tour & Lunch at the C.V. Starr East Asian Library & Chang-Lin Tien Center for East Asian Studies

When: Sunday, May 20, 2018, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Where: C.V. Starr East Asian Library, Berkeley, CA


China's Bold Ambition: The Belt and Road Initiative

When: Wednesday, November 15, 2017, 6:30-8:30 PM
Where: Peony Seafood Restaurant, 388 9th Street #288, Oakland, CA
Speaker:  Roger S. Dong, Lt Colonel, USAF (retired)


CAA Chinese Chapter 2017 Spring Banquet

When: Sunday, April 30, 2017, 6:00-9:00 PM
Where: Peony Seafood Restaurant, 388 9th Street #288, Oakland, CA