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Asian American Studies: A Reader Paperback – September 1, 2000


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  • Paperback: 600 pages
  • Publisher: Rutgers University Press (September 1, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0813527260
  • ISBN-13: 978-0813527260
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 1.3 x 9.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,172,893 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This anthology is the perfect introduction to Asian American studies, as it 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, Asian 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 Nunuz, and R. Zamora Linmark, as well as emerging scholars in the field.

About the Author

Jean Yu-Wen Shen Wu is senior lecturer in the American Studies program at Tufts University. She is also the program and education director of the Tufts Arts and Sciences Offices of Diversity Education and Development. Min Song is an assistant professor of Ethnic American Literature at Boston College.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Maria Clara on December 3, 2008
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An excellent book for those who are interested in the Asian American experience. Various ethnic groups are surveyed and offer the reader plenty of anecdotal information.
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Brunetta on April 25, 2010
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I was pleased to receive the book which was in good condition. I had bought another book which was being used in classes, but I was disgusted because it was more about sex workers than about Asian Americans. It also had a number of articles which were disparaging about Filipino people. This books is one which I would use in my classes.
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