The Columbia Guide to Asian American History

Author: Gary Y. Okihiro
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231115117
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Offering a rich and insightful road map of Asian American history as it has evolved over more than 200 years, this book marks the first systematic attempt to take stock of this field of study. It examines, comments, and questions the changing assumptions and contexts underlying the experiences and contributions of an incredibly diverse population of Americans. Arriving and settling in this nation as early as the 1790s, with American-born generations stretching back more than a century, Asian Americans have become an integral part of the American experience; this cleverly organized book marks the trajectory of that journey, offering researchers invaluable information and interpretation. ? Part 1 offers a synoptic narrative history, a chronology, and a set of periodizations that reflect different ways of constructing the Asian American past. ? Part 2 presents lucid discussions of historical debates -- such as interpreting the anti-Chinese movement of the late 1800s and the underlying causes of Japanese American internment during World War II -- and such emerging themes as transnationalism and women and gender issues. ? Part 3 contains a historiographical essay and a wide-ranging compilation of book, film, and electronic resources for further study of core themes and groups, including Chinese, Japanese, Filipino, Hmong, Indian, Korean, Vietnamese, and others.

In Defense of Asian American Studies

Author: Sucheng Chan
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 9780252072536
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In Defense of Asian American Studies amounts to tales from the trenches on the origins and evolution of the field of Asian American studies, as told by one of its founders and most highly regarded scholars. With great intellectual energy, critical acumen, and a sly sense of humour, Sucheng Chan discusses her experiences on three campuses within the University of California system where Asian American studies was first developed--in response to vehement student demand--under the rubric of ethnic studies. Chan speaks by turns as an advocate and an administrator striving to secure a place for Asian American studies; as a teacher working to give Asian American students a voice and white students a perspective on race and racism; and as a scholar and researcher still asking her own questions. The essays span three decades, closing with a piece on new challenges that face Asian American studies. Eloquently documenting a field of endeavour in which scholarship and identity define and strengthen each other, this volume combines analysis, personal experience, and practical advice indispensable to those engaged in building and sustaining programs in Asian American studies.

Asian American Women and Gender

Author: Franklin Ng
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780815334361
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Women have played important roles in Asian American Communities. The history of Asian American women touches on issues such as immigrant prostitution, the arrival of picture brides, arranged marriages, childrearing, and employment. They have shaped immigrant families, reared later generations, and pioneered significant changes in the communities. The essays in this volume take note of the complex and changing roles of Asian American women.

The History and Immigration of Asian Americans

Author: Franklin Ng
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780815326908
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This volume traces the modern critical and performance history of this play, one of Shakespeare's most-loved and most-performed comedies. The essay focus on such modern concerns as feminism, deconstruction, textual theory, and queer theory.

Asian American Issues Relating to Labor Economics and Socioeconomic Status

Author: Franklin Ng
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780815326892
Format: PDF, ePub
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Provides insights into important Asian American concerns, The fastest growing segment of the U.S. population since the mid-1960s, Asian Americans encompass Chinese, Japanese, Koreans, Filipinos, Asian Indians, Pakistanis, Sri Lankans, Bangladeshis, Vietnamese, Lao, Hmong, Cambodians, Iu-Mien, and others. Their remarkably diverse ethnic, social, historical, and religious backgrounds and experiences enrich the cultural fabric of the United States. The study of Asian Americans offers many insights on such issues as immigration, refugee policy, transnationalism, return migration, cultural citizenship, ethnic communities, community building, identity and group formation, panethnicity, race relations, gender and class, entrepreneurship, employment, representation, politics, adaptation, and acculturation Featuresmultidisciplinary perspectives, This collection of articles presents contemporary research that examines such issues as the growing political power of Asian Americans, theempowerment of emigrant women, the rise of youth gangs, relations between ethnic groups, the migration of highly educated Asians, and other important subjects. The writings are drawn from a wide variety of disciplines to provide a broad but informative array of insights on this fascinating and diverse population. The different volumes give in-depth exposure to important issues linked to the different communities and impart a greater understanding of the Asian Americans in the United States. Each volume features an introduction by the editor that places the articles in context, draws attention to important Asian American concerns, and comments on analyses that are particularly incisive A versatile classroom and student research resource, Because its coverage cuts across so many disciplines, this important collection is useful in cultural, ethnic, and women's studies, history, sociology, economics and labor studies, political science, and anthropology. The material can be used in courses or bystudents individually. Professors will appreciate the collection because it gives them access to a concentration of material for classroom use and is a user-friendly way to introduce students to a variety of opinions and diversity of sources that can get them started on doing their own research. Students will appreciate the many articles as a veritable gold mine of information for reports and papers. Librarians will be pleased by the set's durability and permanence that will save wear and tear on journal collections. Individual volumes available: Vol. 1. The History and Immigration of Asian Americans 264 pages, 0-8153-2690-4 Vol. 2. Asian American Family Life and Community 304 pages, 0-8153-2691-2 Vol. 3. Asian American Women and Gender 272 pages, 0-8153-2692-0 Vol. 4. Adaptation, Acculturation and Transnational Ties Among Asian Americans 272 pages, 0-8153-2693-9 Vol. 5. Asian American Interethnic Relations andPolitics 280 pages, 0-8153-2694-7 Vol. 6. Asian American Issues Relating to Labor, Economics, andSocioeconomic Status 240 pages, 0-8153-2695-5

Handbook of Asian American Health

Author: Grace J. Yoo
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461422272
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Asian Americans encounter a range of health issues often unknown to the American public, policy makers, researchers and even clinicians. National research often combines Asian Americans into a single category, not taking into account the differences and complexity among Asian ethnic subgroups. The definition of Asian American derives from the U.S. Census Bureau’s definition of Asian, which includes peoples from all the vast territories of the Far East, Southeast Asia and the South Asian Subcontinent. While Census classifications determine demographic measurements that affect equal opportunity programs, the broad rubric “Asian-American” can never describe accurately the more than 50 distinct Asian American subgroups, who together comprise multifaceted diversity across cultural ethnicities, socio-economic status, languages, religions and generations. This volume rectifies that situation by exploring the unique needs and health concerns of particular subgroups within the Asian American community. It consolidates a wide range of knowledge on various health issues impacting Asian Americans while also providing a discussion into the cultural, social, and structural forces impacting morbidity, mortality and quality of life. The volume is designed to advance the understanding of Asian American health by explaining key challenges and identifying emerging trends faced in specific ethnic groups and diseases/illnesses, innovative community-based interventions and the future needed areas of research.

Catalogs of Courses

Author: University of California, Berkeley
Publisher:
ISBN:
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Includes general and summer catalogs issued between 1878/1879 and 1995/1997.