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Asian American History, Life & Values: General

(see also Chinese American, Japanese American, Korean American, Vietnamese American, Filipino American, Hmong American & South Asian American History, Life & Values)

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On the Web: Articles

On the Web: Specialized Sites

Alliance Working for Asian Rights & Empowerment (AWARE)

In the Library: Articles

Axtman, Kris. "A new face rises in bayou politics," Christian Science Monitor (10/15/03):1,5. Conservative republican, Bobby Jindal running for governor of Louisiana.

In the Library: Non-Fiction Books

Aguilar-San Juan, Karin (ed.) The State of Asian America (Boston: South End, 1994).

Bonus, Rick & Linda Trinh Vo (eds.) Contemporary Asian American Communities: Intersections & Divergences (Philadelphia: Temple U., 2002).

Chan, Sucheng. Asian Americans: An Interpretive History (Boston: Twayne, 1991).

Cheng, Lucie & Edna Bonacich (eds.) Labor Immigration under Capitalism: Asian Workers in the US before World War II (Berkeley: U. California, 1984).

Daniels, Roger & Spencer C. Olin Jr. (eds.) Racism in California: A Reader in the History of Oppression (NY: Macmillan, 1972).

Feng, Peter X. Identities in Motion: Asian American Film & Video (Durham NC: Duke, 2002).

Ho, Fred (ed.) Legacy to Liberation: Politics & Culture of Revolutionary Asian/Pacific America (Brooklyn NY: Big Red Media, 2000).

Kim, Elaine H.& Janice Otani. With Silk Wings: Asian American Women at Work (San Francisco: Asian Women United of California, 1983).

Lee, Robert. Orientals: Asian Americans in Popular Culture (Philadelphia: Temple, 1999).

Marchetti, Gina. Romance & the "Yellow Peril": Race, Sex, & Discursive Strategies in Hollywood Fiction (Berkeley: U. California, 1993).

Palmer, Albert Wentworth. Orientals in American Life (NY: Friendship, 1934).

Palumbo-Liu, David. Asian/American: Historical Crossing of a Racial Frontier (Stanford: Stanford U, 1999).

Okihiro, Gary Y. Margins & Mainstreams: Asians in American History & Culture (Seattle: U. Washington, 1994).

__________. The Colombia Guide to Asian American History (NY: Columbia U, 2001).

Takaki, Ronald T. Strangers from a Different Shore: A History of Asian Americans [1989] (rev. ed.; Boston: Little, Brown, 1998).

Yoo, David (ed.) Racial Spirits: Religion & Race in Asian American Communities (Los Angeles: UCLA Asian American Studies Center, 1996). Special issue of Amerasia Journal 22,1.

__________ (ed.) New Spiritual Homes: Religion & Asian Americans (Honolulu: U. Hawai'i, 1999).

Zia, Helen. Asian American Dreams: The Emergence of an American People (NY: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2000).

In the Library: Fiction

Chin, Frank; Jeffery Paul Chan, Lawson Fusao Inada & Shawn Wong (eds.) Aiiieeeee! An Anthology of Asian-American Writers (NY: Anchor, 1975).

Hsu, Kai-yu & Helen Palubinskas (eds.) Asian-American Authors (Boston: Houghton & Mifflin, 1972).

Kim, Elaine H. Asian American Literature: An Introduction to the Writings & Their Social Context (Philadelphia: Temple, 1982).

__________ & Lilia V. Villanueva.Making More Waves: New Writing by Asian American Women (Boston: Beacon, 1997).

Wand, David Hsin-Fu. Asian-American Heritage: An Anthology of Prose & Poetry (NY: Washington Square, 1974)

In the Library: For Young Readers

In the Library: Poetry

In the Library: Drama

In the Library: Photography

CD & Audio

Film & Video

"Claiming a Voice: The Visual Communications Story" [1990], 60m. From Deep Focus. Notes for a history of Asian-American film making.

"Halving the Bones" [1995], dir. Ruth Ozeki Lounsbury, 70m. From Women Make Movies.

"My America (or Honk If You Love Buddha)" [1997], dir. Renée Tajima-Peña, 87m. From National Video Resources.


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