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B Li (Class of 1971), 2015

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Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

B Li discussed the challenges of being one of the few Asian-Americans on campus at Princeton at the time, specifically the pressure to assimilate and Li wanted to avoid clustering with other Asian students to fit in. But Li found empowerment in initiating and leading a seminar during junior year, emphasizing the unique opportunity to start something from scratch as a student. Li also talked a bit about exploring topics of Daoist alchemy and flight symbolism in Buddhism inside Li's senior thesis.

Li's involvement in founding the Asian-American Student Association at Princeton and serving as its first President underscored their commitment to fostering a sense of community and addressing important issues related to Asian-American identity. Li also talks about the Asian Pacific American Medical Students Association, where Li provides talks to chapters across the country as a way of giving back and sharing insights gained from their own identity struggles and journey to becoming a successful physician.

Collection History


No materials were removed from the collection during 2022 processing beyond routine appraisal practices.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Valencia Johnson in August 2022. Finding aid written by Valencia Johnson in August 2022.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

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Credit this material:

B Li (Class of 1971); Asian American Alumni Association of Princeton (A4P) Records, AC494, Princeton University Archives, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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