First Volume of Unfound: The Princeton Journal of Asian American Studies Published
Unfound was created in the spring of 2014 by members of Princeton’s Asian American Students Association (AASA). The association’s Asian American Studies Committee has been working to develop an Asian American Studies program at Princeton and, in the process of doing so, saw the need to create a wider space for undergraduates in the US and abroad to contribute to the burgeoning field of Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies.
The title Unfound refers to the ambiguities of the Asian American experience. “Unfound”, in its most basic sense, simply refers to something that remains elusive. But the word connotes deeper, emotional meaning upon reexamination. Unfound implies that there is something to be discovered. Unfound implies that someone has tried and tried again to find what she has been looking for, only to come up short. Caught between two identities, the Asian American seeks to carve out her own place in the greater American narrative. Asian American studies and Unfound seek to create a space where what has remained unfound can be discovered.