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.
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AcknowledgementsContributorsIntroductionDavid K. Yoo and Eiichiro AzumaPart I. Migration Flows1. Filipinos, Pacific Islanders, and the American EmpireKeith L. Camacho2. Towards A Hemispheric Asian American HistoryJason Oliver Chang3. South Asian America: Histories, Cultures, PoliticsSunaina Maira4. Asians, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders in Hawai'i: People, Place, CultureJohn P. Rosa5. Southeast Asian AmericansChia Youyee Vang6. East Asian ImmigrantsK. Scott Wong7. Asian Canadian HistoryHenry YuPart II. Time Passages8. Internment and World War II HistoryEiichiro Azuma9. Reconsidering Asian Exclusion in the United StatesKornel S. Chang10. Cold WarMadeline Y. Hsu11. Asian American MovementDaryl Joji MaedaPart III. Variations on Themes12. A History of Asian International Adoption in the United StatesCatherine Ceniza Choy13. Confronting the Racial State of Violence: How Asian American History Can Reorient the Study of RaceMoon-Ho Jung14. Theory and HistoryLon Kurashige15. Empire and War in Asian American HistorySimeon Man16. Queer Asian American HistoriographyAmy Sueyoshi17. The Study of Asian American FamiliesXiaojian ZhaoPart IV. Engaging Historical Fields18. Asian American Economic and Labor HistorySucheng Chan19. Asian Americans, Politics, and HistoryGordon H. Chang20. Asian American Intellectual HistoryAugusto Espiritu21. Asian American Religious HistoryHelen Jin Kim, Timothy Tseng, and David K. Yoo22. Race, Space, and Place in Asian American Urban HistoryScott Kurashige23. From Asia to the United States, Around the World, and Back Again: New Directions in Asian American Immigration HistoryErika Lee24. Public History and Asian AmericansFranklin Odo25. Asian American Legal HistoryGreg Robinson26. Asian American Education HistoryEileen H. Tamura27. Not Adding and Stirring: Women's, Gender, and Sexuality History and the Transformation of Asian AmericaAdrienne Ann Winans and Judy Tzu-Chun WuIndex