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Asian America: A Primary Source Reader by An essential volume for the growing academic discipline of Asian American studies, this collection of core primary texts draws from a wide range of fields, from law to visual culture to politics, covering key historical and cultural developments that enable students to engage directly with the Asian American experience over the past century.
Call Number: E184 .A75 A87 2017
Dothead: Poems by Dothead is an exploration of selfhood both intense and exhilarating. Within the first pages, Amit Majmudar asserts the claims of both the self and the other: the title poem shows us the place of an Indian American teenager in the bland surround of a mostly white peer group, partaking of imagery from the poet's Hindu tradition; the very next poem is a fanciful autobiography, relying for its imagery on the religious tradition of Islam.
Call Number: PS3613 .A3536 A6 2016
Growing Up Asian American: An Anthology by "... this compilation of fiction and essays by 32 Asian American authors recounts life mostly in California... New York and Hawaii. Stories of teenage and college-age problems dominate ... a list of 'Suggested Further Readings' is helpful for continuing the stories." - Kitty Chen Dean, Library Journal
Call Number: PS508.A8 G76 1993
The Namesake by In The Namesake, Lahiri enriches the themes that made her earlier collection an international bestseller: the immigrant experience, the clash of cultures, the conflicts of assimilation, and, most poignantly, the tangled ties between generations.
Call Number: PS3562.A316 N36 2004
The Other One Percent by The overall picture of East Indian immigration to the United States is one of economic success, despite critical issues faced by the immigrants stemming from the social, linguistic, and class structure in India, simultaneous leadership in high-skill industries (like computers and medicine) and low-skill industries (like hospitality and retail trade), and multi-generational challenges of a diverse group from the world's largest democracy fitting into its oldest.
Call Number: E184 .E2 C426 2017
Perfume Dreams: Reflections on the Vietnamese Diaspora by In his long-overdue first collection of essays, noted journalist and NPR commentator Andrew Lam explores his life-long struggle for identity as a Viet Kieu, or a Vietnamese national living abroad. At age 11, Lam came to California on the eve of the fall of Saigon. Reflecting on the meanings of the Vietnam War to the Vietnamese people themselves, Lam picks with searing honesty at the roots of his doubleness and his parents' longing for a homeland that no longer exists.
Call Number: E184.V53 L36 2005
Virtual Homelands: Indian Immigrants and Online Cultures in the United States by The internet has transformed the idea of home for Indians and Indian Americans. In Virtual Homelands: Indian Immigrants and Online Cultures in the United States, Madhavi Mallapragada analyzes home pages and other online communities organized by diasporic and immigrant Indians from the late 1990s through the social media period. Engaging the shifting aspects of belonging, immigrant politics, and cultural citizenship by linking the home page, household, and homeland as key sites, Mallapragada illuminates the contours of belonging and reveals how Indian American struggles over it trace back to the web's active mediation in representing, negotiating, and reimagining "home."
Call Number: E184.E2 M25 2014
Films | Streaming Media
Project Yellow Perceptions about Asian men and racism in the LGBT Community.
Call Number: Streaming Video - Films On Demand
Resilience by Resilience takes a look at a side of adoption rarely told: What happens after the reunion? Follows a Korean birth mother, Myung-ja, and her South Dakota-raised, American son, Brent, as they reunite and attempt to build a relationship amidst cultural clashes and an inability to speak one another's language.
Call Number: Streaming Video - Kanopy
The Slanted screen: Asian Men in Film and Television This award-winning documentary explores portrayals of Asian men in American cinema, chronicling the experience of actors who have struggled against Hollywood’s ethnic stereotyping and discriminatory practices
Call Number: Streaming Media - Films On Demand
Asian and Pacific Islander Population in the United States
Selected University Asian American Studies Guides
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Articles from Magazines, Journals, & Newspapers
Use the e-resources / databases under the Research tab to search for articles. Academic Search Complete provides full text access to the following journals:
Chinese America: History & Perspectives
Chinese American Forum
Hmong Studies Journal
Other Online Publications:
Austin South Asian Monthly community newspaper with news from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan and Afghanistan.
Hyphen Magazine "Hyphen is a news and culture magazine, media outlet and community partner, that illuminates Asian America through hard-hitting investigative features on the cultural and political trends shaping the fastest-growing ethnic population in the country."
May is Asian and Pacific American Heritage Month
[Image Source: Commemorative stamps, USPS]
Museums and Historical Sites