Amerasia Journal

Reflections on the L.A. Civil Unrest: Thirty Years after 4/29/1992
by Arnold Pan, Ph.D. (Editor, UCLA Asian American Studies Center)

To reflect on the impact that the L.A. Civil Unrest has had over the past 30 years, Amerasia Journal has collected a set of writings we have published on the event and its aftermath. Through the past three decades, a wide range of prominent public intellectuals, journalists, legal experts, and scholars of different backgrounds and interests have shared their impressions and research on how the civil unrest has shaped the social and cultural landscape of Los Angeles, as well as the way race is understood far beyond city limits. While many of the entries in this collection explore Korean American perspectives of what they commonly call Sa-I-Gu—which literally translates as 4/29, the date when unrest began—Amerasia Journal has also provided a forum to elaborate on the experiences of Black and Latino communities in the city.

This collection is sponsored by the UCLA Asian American Studies Center (AASC), the institutional home of Amerasia Journal since 1971. It was released in conjunction with this website and a future book on the subject.