Asian American Studies: A Reader

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Jean Yu-wen Shen Wu, Min Song
Rutgers University Press, Jan 1, 2000 - Social Science - 568 pages
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This anthology is the perfect introduction to Asian American studies, as it both defines the field across disciplines and illuminates the centrality of the experience of Americans of South Asian, East Asian, Southeast Asian, and Filipino ancestry to the study of American culture, history, politics, and society.


The reader is organized into two parts: "The Documented Past" and "Social Issues and Literature." Within these broad divisions, the subjects covered include Chinatown stories, nativist reactions, exclusionism, citizenship, immigration, community growth, Asia American ethnicities, racial discourse and the Civil Rights movement, transnationalism, gender, refugees, anti-Asian American violence, legal battles, class polarization, and many more.

Among the contributors are such noted scholars as Gary Okihiro, Michael Omi, Yen Le Espiritu, Lisa Lowe, and Ronald Takaki; writers such as Sui Sin Far, Bienvenido Santos, Sigrid Nunez, and R. Zamora Linmark, as well as younger, emerging scholars in the field.
  

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Contents

MISCEGENATION AND THE CRITIQUE OF PATRIARCHY
8
IN TURNOFTHECENTURY FICTION JinhuaEmma Teng
95
A CHINESE Sut Sin Far
111
THELEGENDOFMissSASAGAWARA Hi s a y e Y a m a m o t o
124
POSTWARYEARS Ye n L e Esp i r i t u
141
U S News and World Report
158
SOCIAL ISSUES AND LITERATURES
197
Peter Kwong
232
THE EROTICIZED ASIAN
338
EXCURSION INTO SEXUALITY
354
CRITICAL RACE THEORY
364
Neil Got an da
379
ASIAN WOMEN
391
MARKING
423
RECLAIMING WHOSE
443
CIPHERS GinuXamani
497

SOUTH ASIAN AMERICAN RACIAL IDENTITY NazliKibria
247
A KOREANAMERICAN
270
TO THE DEVELOPMENT
290
MUST A CHINESE AMERICAN CRITIC CHOOSE BETWEEN
307
GENDER RELATIONS IN THE ASIAN
324
TALE OF APRICOT M in h Due Nguyen
505
THREE STORIES R Zamorfl LinmarA
516
ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTORS
539
INDEX
547
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About the author (2000)

Min Hyoung Song is Associate Professor of English at Boston College. He is a coeditor of Asian American Studies: A Reader.

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