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Major Problems in Asian American History: Documents and Essays (Major Problems in American History Series) [Paperback]

Roger Daniels , Lon Kurashige , Alice Yang Murray

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2003 0618077340 978-0618077342 1st
This collection, designed to be the primary anthology or textbook for courses in Asian American history, covers the subject's entire chronological span. The volume presents a carefully selected group of readings that requires students to evaluate primary sources, test the interpretations of distinguished historians, and draw their own conclusions.

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1. Framing Asian American History ESSAYS Roger Daniels, Neglect and Distortion of Asian Americans by American Historians Ronald Takaki, The Centrality of Racism in Asian American History Sylvia Yanagisako, Rethinking the Centrality of Racism in Asian American History Paul Ong, Edna Bonacich, and Lucie Cheng, Capitalist Restructuring and the New Asian Immigration Bill Ong Hing, What Does It Mean to Be Asian American? 2. Colonization, Pacific Markets, and Asian Labor Migration to the United States Before the Civil War DOCUMENTS Chinese Emperor Decries Market Expansion in South China, 1727 An American Trader Recommends a Route from California to China, 1850 Writer Ralph Waldo Emerson Excoriates Chinese Civilization, 1824 Hawaiians Petition the Privy Council to Halt Foreign Influence in the Islands, and the Council Replies, 1845 A Foreigner Speculates on Hawaiian Land Acquisition, 1849 American Commodore M.C. Perry Opens Up the Japanese Market, 1856 New York Times Heralds New Trade with China and Japan, 1858 Researcher Traces Early Nineteenth-Century Origins of Filipino American Family, 1988 ESSAYS Yong Chen, Origins of Chinese Emigration to California Ronald Takaki, Native and Asian Labor in the Colonization of Hawai'i 3. The Work of National Expansion in the American West, 1848-1908 DOCUMENTS Writer J. D. Borthwick Observes Chinese Miners in California, 1857 Chinese Laborers Report on a Race Riot at Rock Springs, Wyoming Territory, 1885 Journalist Helen Grey Exposes the Activities of a Chinese Brothel Owner, 1899 Chinese Merchant Lee Wong Hing's Store in Holyoke, Massachusetts, 1904 Leading Japanese Intellectual Encourages Westernization, 1875 Japanese Newspaper Jiji Shimpo Views Emigration as a Sign of Japan's Military Power, 1896 Japanese Government Criteria for Emigrants to Hawai'i, 1885 Japanese Official Condemns Brutal Working Conditions on Hawaiian Plantations, 1885 ESSAYS Sucheng Chan, Shifting Chinese Immigrant Employment Akira Iriye, Japanese Expansion in California 4. Confronting Immigration Exclusion, 1860s-1920s DOCUMENTS Editor Henry George Supports Chinese Exclusion on Economic and Racial Grounds, 1869 "The Tables Turned: You Sabe Him? Kealney [Kearney] Must Go!," 1877/1878 Senator George Hoar Declares Chinese Exclusion Un-American, 1882 Chinese Exclusion Act Suspends Immigration to the United States for Ten Years, 1882 New York Chinese Merchants Oppose Renewal of Chinese Exclusion Act, 1892 Wong Kim Ark, 1904 Asiatic Exclusion League Argues for Excluding Japanese and Korean Immigration, 1908 Spokane Labor Union Derides Anti-Japanese Prejudice, 1909 Tokyo Government Protests Exclusion of Japanese Immigrants, 1924 Ray E. Chase and S.G. Pandit Critique Supreme Court Ruling Excluding East Indians from Citizenship, 1926 ESSAYS Andrew Gyory, The Significance of Chinese Exclusion K. Scott Wong, Chinese Responses to Exclusion Mae M. Ngai, The Immigration Act of 1924 5. Imperialism and Anti-Imperialism in the Early Twentieth Century DOCUMENTS Senator Albert Beveridge Champions Philippine Colonization, 1900 Theodore Roosevelt Justifies Philippine Colonization on the Basis of America's History of Westward Expansion, 1900 Filipino Soldiers Pray Before Surrendering to Americans, 1900 American Troops Fight in the Philippines, 1910 Filipinos Demand Independence, 1908 Indian Nationalists and American Journalist Disagree Over the Route to India's Independence, 1923 Indian Immigrant Mohan Singh Recounts His Education in the United States, circa 1924 Korean Congress Declares Independence from Japanese Rule, 1919 Korean Immigrant Margaret Pai Joins the Korean Independence Movement, 1919 ESSAYS Stefi San Buenaventura, The Colors of Manifest Destiny in the Philippines Joan M. Jensen, Exporting Independence to Colonial India Lili Kim, Korean Independence Movement in Hawai'i and the Continental United States 6. Orientalism and Popular Culture, 1904-1930s DOCUMENTS Writer Jack London Decries the New Yellow Peril, 1904 Dance of the Igorrotes, Louisiana Purchase Exposition, St. Louis, 1904 Filipino Immigrant Condemns Representation of Group, circa 1924 Anti-Japanese Monologue in Wallace Irwin's Seed of the Son, 1926 Writer Sui Seen [Sin] Far Reveals Private Lives of Chinese Merchant Wives, 1897 Sociology Graduate Student Rose Hum Lee Lists American Beliefs About the Chinese, 1927 MGM Studios Strategizes Advertisement for The Painted Veil, 1934 Harold R. Issacs Addresses the Historical Significance of Pearl Buck's Portrayal of the Chinese, 1958 ESSAYS Robert Rydell, The Filipino Village at the 1904 World's Fair Karen Janis Leong, The Radicalized Image of Anna May Wong 7. Interethnic Tensions and Alliances in the 1920s and 1930s DOCUMENTS A Chinese American Woman Identifies with Japanese American Marriage Practices, circa 1924 A White American Woman Compares Marriage to Chinese and Japanese Husbands, circa 1924 Indian Immigrant Inder Singh Discusses His Marriage with a Mexican Woman, 1924 A Filipino Immigrant Is Shocked by Sexual Freedom in the United States, circa 1924 Sociologist Emory Bogardus Analyzes an Anti-Filipino Riot, 1930 Time Magazine Reveals Sexual Basis for Filipino Repatriation, 1936 White Landowner Dr. E.E. Chandler Describes an East Indian Agricultural Community, 1924 Writer Carlos Bulosan Conveys the Dangers of Filipino Labor Organizing (1930s), 1943 Labor Leader Karl Yoneda Recalls Japanese Interethnic Organizing (1930s), 1978 ESSAYS Eiichiro Azuma, Labor Conflict Between Japanese and Filipinos in the California Delta Rhacel Salazar Parrenas, Alliances Between White Working-Class Women and Filipino Immigrant Men 8. Americanization and the Second Generation, 1920-1942 DOCUMENTS Flora Belle Jan Longs for Unconventionality and Freedom, 1924 Connie Tirona Recalls Growing Up Filipino American (1930s and 1940s), 1995 Dora Yum Kim Recalls Growing Up Korean American in Chinatown (1920s, 1930s, and 1940s), 1999 Taishi Matsumoto Bemoans Limited Employment Opportunities for Nisei, 1937 Tokutaro Slocum Debates the Nisei Stand on Sino-Japanese War, 1938 Japanese American Newspaper Kashu Mainichi Heralds Biculturalism of Beauty Queen, 1940 American Intelligence Officer Promotes Nisei Americanization, 1942 San Francisco Japantown, 1942 Middle-Class Japanese American Family Before Evacuation, 1942 ESSAYS Judy Yung, Second-Generation Chinese American Women Lon Kurashige, The Problem of Nisei Biculturalism 9. War, Race, and the Meaning of Citizenship, 1941-1988 DOCUMENTS Sociology Graduate Student Rose Hum Lee Describes How World War II Changed the Lives of Chinese Americans, 1942 Filipino Regiment Member Manuel Buaken Fights for Freedom, 1943 Lieutenant General John L. DeWitt Recommends the Removal of Japanese Americans from the West Coast, 1942 Japanese American Mike Masaoka Vows to Cooperate with Government Removal Plans, 1942 Journalist James M. Omura Condemns the Mass Exclusion of Japanese Americans, 1942 The Fair Play Committee Calls on Nisei, Second-Generation Japanese Americans, to Resist the Draft Within the Heart Mountain Internment Camp, 1944 Justice Frank Murphy Criticizes the Supreme Court's "Legalization of Racism," 1944 A Government Commission Proclaims Internment a "Grave Injustice," 1982 A District Court Acknowledges Government Misconduct Before the Supreme Court During World War II, 1984 ESSAYS Theo Gonzalves, Filipino Veterans of World War II on Citizenship and Political Obligation Alice Yang Murray, The Internment of Japanese Americans 10. Asian Americans and the Cold War, 1945-1965 DOCUMENTS Novelist James Michener Portrays Romance Between Japanese Women and White Soldiers in Sayonara, 1953 A Hollywood Poster Sells Interracial Love and the Exoticism of Japan in the Film Sayonara, 1957 Social Worker Bok-Lim C. Kim Describes the Social Isolation and Alienation of War Brides (1947), 1979 President Harry S Truman Vetoes an Immigration and Naturalization Bill, 1952 Congress Expands Immigration and Naturalization Rights for Asian Immigrants, 1952 Former Communist Party Member Ichiro Izuka Denounces Communists in Hawai'i, 1947 Honolulu Record Editor and Labor Leader Koji Ariyoshi Describes the Arrest of Seven Suspected Communists in Hawai'i (1951), 2000 Franklin Woo Remembers Attacks on Chinese Immigrant Leftists Who Supported Communist China (1950s), 1973 Pei Chi Liu Recalls Why He Campaigned Against Communism as a Leader of the San Francisco Chinatown Branch of the Kuomintang Party (1950s), 1973 ESSAYS Paul R. Spickard, Marriages Between American Men and Japanese Women After World War II Arlene de Vera, The United States Government Tries to Deport Filipino Labor Leaders Xiaojian Zhao, The Immigration and Naturalization Service's Campaign Against Chinese Americans During the Cold War 11. Post-1965 Immigration and Asian America DOCUMENTS The Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 Repeals Discriminatory Policies Toward Asian Immigrants, 1965 Statistics on Immigration Trends: Immigration Trends by Race and Decade, 1820-1980; Immigration by Country of Origin, 1820-1980 Perla Rabor Rigor Compares Life as a Nurse in the Philippines and America, 1987 The Supreme Court Endorses Bilingual Education, 1974 Asian Americans Debate the Pros and Cons of Bilingual Education, 1998 Asian Immigrants Transplant Religious Institutions, 1994 Korean American Professor Elaine Kim Discusses Problems in Building Coalitions Between Asian Immigrants and Other Communities of Color, 1998 Indian Immigrant Sarita Sarvate Criticizes the "Brain Drain" from the Third World, 2000 ESSAYS Catherine Ceniza Choy, A Transnational History of Filipino Nurse Migration Edward J.W. Park, The Los Angeles Civil Unrest Transforms Korean American Politics 12. Refugees and Their Struggles in Asia and America, 1975-2000 DOCUMENTS Lang Ngan, a First-Wave Refugee, Compares Life in Vietnam and the United States (1975), 1991 Cambodian Refugee Bun Thab Remembers the Atrocities of the Khmer Rouge, 1993 Le Tan Si Writes a College Essay About His Terrifying Escape by Boat from Vietnam (1979), 1989 An Account of Cultural and Religious Conflict Between American Doctors and Hmong Refugees in a Thai Refugee Camp, 1982 Xang Mao Xion Tells His Daughter of the Problems Hmong Parents Face in America, 1994 Gold...

About the Author

Lon Kurashige, assistant professor of History at the University of Southern California, received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1994. His areas of expertise include Asian American history and US immigration. He has written many scholarly articles as well as a book entitled The Contested Kimono, which will be published as part of the "American Crossroads" series by the University of California Press. He is also currently at work on a project that examines the relationship of class, gender, and the unconscious in the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II.

Alice Yang Murray, assistant professor of History at the University of California-Santa Cruz, received her Ph.D. from Stanford University in 1994. Her academic interests include Asian American history, women's history and twentieth-century US history. Her most recent publication is an article entitled "IIse Women and the Early Korean Community," which was published in Korean American Women: Living in Two Cultures and reprinted in Unequal Sisters: A Multicultural Reader in U.S. Women's History.

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