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Product Details

  • Paperback: 672 pages
  • Publisher: Rutgers University Press (April 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0813545757
  • ISBN-13: 978-0813545752
  • Product Dimensions: 9.9 x 7 x 1.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #127,883 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"To read these essays is to be challenged again and again by some of the brightest minds and most sophisticated political sensibilities at work today. This volume is essential reading."
(Paul Spickard author of Almost All Aliens 2009-01-23)

"A very valuable resource for students and scholars of Asian American and ethnic studies. Highly recommended."
(Choice 2099-01-01)

"Pedagogically focused and structured, Asian American Studies Now underscores the present-day relevance of the field, given the contemporary realities of neoliberal globalization and the post-9/11 security state. Asian American Studies Now is a return to the field's community-driven roots."
(MELUS 2011-09-01)

About the Author

Jean Yu-wen Shen Wu is a senior lecturer in the American studies program at Tufts University and the coeditor of Asian American Studies: A Reader (Rutgers University Press).

Thomas C. Chen is a doctoral candidate in the American civilization department at Brown University.

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2 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Nancy Luu on April 22, 2013
Format: Paperback
I recently bought this book that was required for an Asian American History class. Upon reading many of the essays in here, my biggest complaint was that the authors of these essays really need to pay attention to their syntax. The problem with poor syntax is that readers have to read over certain passages many times, and at a certain point, it can be hindering on the learning experience. Another thing that really got on my nerves was how the information was presented in every essay. It's good to have background information on the subject, but at one point, it would be nice to just get to the point.However, there are some essays that are very insightful, and their information does not "beat around the bush". Personally, I would not recommend this book if you are just looking to gain more information on Asian American History. If this book is a requirement for a class, I wish you luck.
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1 of 4 people found the following review helpful By omgcabose on February 6, 2012
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Great book that has great detail of the Asian American experience. Recommend for anyone who wants to learn about the asian American history
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0 of 9 people found the following review helpful By munkyhead on March 26, 2013
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I can't say if this is beneficial or not. This is just another required book for one of my classes.
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