This colloquium takes an interdisciplinary and multi-methodological approach to examine the connections between two sets of interrelated cultures that share many similarities but at the same time, have distinct historical and cultural identities -- Asia and Asian America.  Meeting in Lewis Hall (the location of the Asian & Asian American defined residential community), this two-credit, once-a-week seminar combines class discussions, guest speakers, film screenings, and small-group activities to focus on the political, economic, and cultural connections between Asia and Asian America.