New in paperback. Hardcover was published in 2016. The Oxford Handbook of Asian American History represents an ideal opportunity to engage in state of the field essays that are historiographically informed, but that provide a platform for historians to think creatively about their areas of research expertise.
After emerging from the tumult of social movements of the 1960s and 1970s, the field of Asian American studies has enjoyed rapid and extraordinary growth. Nonetheless, many aspects of Asian American history still remain open to debate. The Oxford Handbook of Asian American History offers the first comprehensive commentary on the state of the field, simultaneously assessing where Asian American studies came from and what the future holds. In this volume, thirty leading scholars offer original essays on a wide range of topics. The chapters trace Asian American history from the beginning of the migration flows toward the Pacific Islands and the American continent to Japanese American incarceration and Asian American participation in World War II, from the experience of exclusion, violence, and racism to the social and political activism of the late twentieth century. The authors explore many of the key aspects of the Asian American experience, including politics, economy, intellectual life, the arts, education, religion, labor, gender, family, urban development, and legal history. The Oxford Handbook of Asian American History demonstrates how the roots of Asian American history are linked to visions of a nation marked by justice and equity and to a deep effort to participate in a global project aimed at liberation. The contributors to this volume attest to the ongoing importance of these ideals, showing how the mass politics, creative expressions, and the imagination that emerged during the 1960s are still relevant today. It is an unprecedentedly detailed portrait of Asian Americans and how they have helped change the face of the United States.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgements Contributors Introduction David K. Yoo and Eiichiro Azuma Part I. Migration Flows 1. Filipinos, Pacific Islanders, and the American Empire Keith L. Camacho 2. Towards A Hemispheric Asian American History Jason Oliver Chang 3. South Asian America: Histories, Cultures, Politics Sunaina Maira 4. Asians, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders in Hawai'i: People, Place, Culture John P. Rosa 5. Southeast Asian Americans Chia Youyee Vang 6. East Asian Immigrants K. Scott Wong 7. Asian Canadian History Henry Yu Part II. Time Passages 8. Internment and World War II History Eiichiro Azuma 9. Reconsidering Asian Exclusion in the United States Kornel S. Chang 10. Cold War Madeline Y. Hsu 11. Asian American Movement Daryl Joji Maeda Part III. Variations on Themes 12. A History of Asian International Adoption in the United States Catherine Ceniza Choy 13. Confronting the Racial State of Violence: How Asian American History Can Reorient the Study of Race Moon-Ho Jung 14. Theory and History Lon Kurashige 15. Empire and War in Asian American History Simeon Man 16. Queer Asian American Historiography Amy Sueyoshi 17. The Study of Asian American Families Xiaojian Zhao Part IV. Engaging Historical Fields 18. Asian American Economic and Labor History Sucheng Chan 19. Asian Americans, Politics, and History Gordon H. Chang 20. Asian American Intellectual History Augusto Espiritu 21. Asian American Religious History Helen Jin Kim, Timothy Tseng, and David K. Yoo 22. Race, Space, and Place in Asian American Urban History Scott Kurashige 23. From Asia to the United States, Around the World, and Back Again: New Directions in Asian American Immigration History Erika Lee 24. Public History and Asian Americans Franklin Odo 25. Asian American Legal History Greg Robinson 26. Asian American Education History Eileen H. Tamura 27. Not Adding and Stirring: Women's, Gender, and Sexuality History and the Transformation of Asian America Adrienne Ann Winans and Judy Tzu-Chun Wu Index