Yen Le Espiritu's book is probably the major source of research and theory dealing with Asian American panethnicity. While there are a few other researchers doing panethnicity work with other ethnic groups, this book remains the main source for those studying Asian Americans. Her summaries of theories of ethnicity are very short and perhaps leave out a little too much. But, the book does a good job of giving the reader an introduction to some major theories in preparation for her ideas. Her main areas are politics, funding, census classifications and anti-Asian violence. I appreciate this book a great deal in that it brings together some disparate pieces of information and puts it all in the context of panethnicity.