Date Thesis Awarded
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Bachelors of Arts (BA)
R. Benedito Ferrao
Art Matsu, who graduated from The College of William and Mary in 1927, was its first Asian American student. But in recognizing that significance, we also need to examine the moments and circumstances that make him unique. This project further historicizes his experiences as a student, by attending to historical norms, trends, and attitudes that may still reflect upon Asian Americans today. By referring to relevant historical documents and scholarly works, as well as primary sources, I speculate on how attitudes and norms affected perceptions of Matsu in his day and how that historical moment continues to be of impact now.
Zhang, Benming, "Arthur Matsu's College Years: Historicizing His 1920s Experiences" (2016). Undergraduate Honors Theses. William & Mary. Paper 966.
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