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Asian American history and culture [electronic resource] : an encyclopedia /
edited by Huping Ling and Allan Austin.
Armonk, N.Y. : M.E. Sharpe, 2010.
2 v. (xxii, 627, [42] p.) : ill. ; 29 cm.
9780765680778 (hardcover : alk. paper)
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Armonk, N.Y. : M.E. Sharpe, 2010.
9780765680778 (hardcover : alk. paper)
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 605-627) and index.
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Appeared in Choice on 2010-06-01:
This compilation of 400-plus contributed entries, covering 627 pages, begins with a section titled "Asian American Experience" (92 pages), followed by sections divided by "nationality," e.g., the "Bangladeshi American Experience." Whereas sections for nationality range geographically from Pakistan to Japan and include the Pacific Islands, those for Chinese Americans (131 pages plus 19 pages for "Taiwanese Americans"), Japanese Americans (104 pages), Filipino Americans (58 pages), and Indian Americans (55 pages) predominate. Nationalities are arranged alphabetically, and for most of these the encyclopedia offers only a general essay. For the larger groups, the essay is followed by important entries for that community, e.g., on laws, personalities, organizations, subjects (such as religion and immigration), and issues. Complementing the entries are a list of topics, a list of contributors (identified by institution only), and a detailed 42-page index. Despite some failings (e.g., confounding ethnicity and nationality with "Indian Malay" or "Chinese Malay"), the compilation is a valuable overview of the complexity of nationalities, histories, and cultures included in the rubric "Asian American." Summing Up: Recommended. Lower-level undergraduates and above; general readers. K. Mulliner emeritus, Ohio University
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Main Description
With overview essays and more than 400 A-Z entries, this exhaustive encyclopedia documents the history of Asians in America from earliest contact to the present day. Organized topically by group, with an in-depth overview essay on each group, the encyclopedia examines the myriad ethnic groups and histories that make up the Asian American population in the United States. Asian American History and Culture covers the political, social, and cultural history of immigrants from East Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia, the Pacific Islands, and their descendents, as well as the social and cultural issues faced by Asian American communities, families, and individuals in contemporary society. In addition to entries on various groups and cultures, the encyclopedia also includes articles on general topics such as parenting and child rearing, assimilation and acculturation, business, education, and literature. More than 100 images round out the set.
Table of Contents
Topic Finder
The Asian American Experience: History, Culture, and Scholarship
Adoption of Asian Children
Affirmative Action
Alien Land Law Movement
Amerasians and Multiracial Asian Americans
Angel Island Immigration Station
Anti-Asian Violence
Anti-Miscegenation Laws
Asian American Dance Theatre
Asian American Journalists Association
Asian American Movement
Asian American Studies
Assimilation and Acculturation
Association for Asian American Studies
Bilingual Education
Cable Aact (1922)
Comedy and Humor Asian American
Demostration Project for Asian Americans
Film and Filmmakers
Asian American
Gay and Lesbian Issues, Asian American
Historiography and Historians, Asian American
Immigration Act of 1924
Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965
Interracial Marriage, Asian American
Labor and Employment, Asian American
Language, Asian American
McCarran-Walter Act (1952)
Model Minority
Music and Musicians, Asian American
National Asian American Telecommunications Association
Parenting and Child Rearing, Asian American
Politics, Asian Americans in
Proposition 209 (1996)
Religion, Asian American
Remittances, Asian American
Science and Scientists, Asian American
Theater, Asian American
Transnationlism, Asian American
Undocumented Immigration, Asian American
War Brides and War Brides Act (1945)
Youth Gangs, Asian American
The Bangladeshi American Experience: History and Culture
The Burmese American Experience: History and Culture
The Cambodian American Experience: History and Culture
Anti-Cambodian Incidents
Husiness and Entrepreneurship, Cambodian American
Community Organization, Cambodian American
Literature, Cambodian American
Music and Dance, Cambodian American
Political and Social Empowerment, Cambodian American
Religion, Cambodian American
Women, Cambodian American
The Chinese American Experience: History and Culture
Acculturation and the Chinese American Community
Act to Repeal the Chinese Exclusion Acts (1943)
Anti-Chinese Riots
Banks, Chinese American
ôBachelor Societyö
Bemis, Polly
Bowl of Rice Movement
Burlingame Treaty (1868)
Business and Entrepreneurship, Chinese American
Cameron House
Chennault Anna C. (Chen Xiangemi)
Chiang, Madame Kai-shek (Soong Mei-ling)
Chin (Vincent) Incident
China Books and Periodicals Incorporated
China Lobby
China War Relief Association
Chinatown (New York City)
Chinatown (San Francisco)
Chinatown in Suburban America
Chinatown on the Western Frontier
Chinese American Citizens Alliance
Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association
Chinese Exclusion Act (1882)
Chinese Hospital, San Francisco
Chinese Language Schools
Chinese School (San Francisco)
Chu, Steven
Commodore Stockton Schools
Community Politics
Chinese American
Confession Program
Contract Labor, Chinese
Crib Papers
Daoist Temples in California
Demographics, Chinese American
Diaspora, Chinese
Displaced Persons Act (1948)
Education, Chinese American
Family Associations, Chinese American
Family Life, Chinese American
Festivals, Chinese American
Film, Chinese American in
Flying Tigers
Gambling Among, Chinese American
Garment Factories, Chinese American in
Gold Rush and Mining
Grocery Stores and Supermarkets, Chinese American
Interracial Dating and Marriage, Chinese American
Kuomintang (Guomindang) in Chinatowns
Kwan CMichelle
Labor and Employment, Chinese American
Laudries, Chinese
Lee, Bruce
Lee, Rose Hum
Lee, Tsung-Dao (Li Zhengdao)
Lin, Maya Ying
Literature, Chinese American
Locke, California
Locke, Garry
Ma, Yo-Yo
Martial Arts (Kung Fu), Chinese
Media and Visual Arts, Chinese American
Miss Chinatown
Nightclubs, Chinese
Organization of Chinese Americans
Page Act (1875)
Paper Sons
Paper Daughters
Pei, I.M.
Political Press Chinese American
Queue Ordinance (1876)
Railroads, Chinese American
Refugee Relief Act (1953)
Religion, Chinese American
Restaurants and Cuisine, Chinese American
Sam Yap and Sze Yap
San Francisco Earthquake (1906)
Scott Act (1888)
Settlement Patterns, Chinese American
Students, Chinese American
Tan, Amy
Tien, Chang-lin
Ting, Samuel C.C.
Wang, An
Wang, Wayne
Wing, Yung
Women, Chinese American
Wong, Jade Show
Woo, Shien Biau
Wu, Chien-Shiung
Tshe Filipino American Experience: History and Culture
Acculturation and the Filipino American community
Agbayani Village
Agricultural Unions, Filipino American
Anto-Filipino Movement
Aruego Jose
Associations, Filipino American
Buaken, Manuel
Bulosan, Carlos
Business and Entrepreneurship, Filipino American
Center for Philippine Studies
Cordova, Fred
Demographics, Filipino American
Demostration Project for Asian Americans
Education, Filipino American
Exchange Visitor Program
Family Life, Filipino American
Filipinas Magazine
Filipino American National Historical Society
Filipino Federation of American
Filipino Federation of Labor
Filipino Higher Wage Movement
Filipino Infantry Regiments
Filipino Naturalization Act (1946)
Hagedorn, Jessica
Iglesian ni Cristo
International Longshore and Warehouse Union, Filipino American
Interracial Dating and Marriage, Filipino American
Itliong, Larry
Labor and Employment, Filipino American
Literature, Filipino American
Little Manila
Louisiana Purchase Exposition (1904)
Media and Visual Arts, Filipino American
Navy, Filipino in the U.S.
Nurse, Filipino/a
Political and Social Empowerment, Filipino American
Religion, Filipino American
Repatriation Act (1935)
Restaurants and Cuisine, Filipino American
Taxi-Dance Halls
Tydings-McDuffie Act (1934)
Women, Filipino American
The Indian American Experience: History and Culture
Acculturation and the Indian American Community
Association of Indians in America
Bose, Sudhindra
Business and Entrepreneurship, Indian American
Chadrasekhar, Subrahmanyam
Demographics, Indian American
Education, Indian American
Family Life, Indian American
First Indo-American Bank
Ghadr Movement
Health and Medicine, Indian American in
Homosexuality in the Indian American Community
Hotel and Motel Business, Indian American in the
Immigration, Indian American
Khalsa Diwan Society
Labor and Employment, Indian American
Lahiri, Jhumpa
Literature, Indian American
Media and Visual Arts, Indian American
Mehta, Zubin
Mexican-Indian Marriages
Mukherjee, Bharati
Newsstands, Indian
Pandit, Sakharam Ganesh
Political and Social Empowerment, Indian American
Press, Indian American
Punjabi Americans
Remakrishna Mission
Religion, Indian American
Restaurants and Cuisine, Indian American
San Francisco Radical Club
Seattle Exclusion League
Self-Realization Fellowship
Shridharani, Krishnalal
Subba Row, Yellapragada
Theosophical Society
U.S.V. Bhagat Singh Thind (1923)
Watumull Foundation
Women, Indian American
Yuba City, California
The Indonesian American Experience: History and Culture
The Japanese American Experience: History and Culture
Acculturation and the Japanese American Community
Agriculture, Janpanese Americans in
Anti-Japanese Movement
Arai, Clarence Takeya
Asiatic Exclusion League
Buddhist Churches of America
Business and Entrepreneurship, Japanese American
Civil Liberties Act (1988)
Collins, Wayne M
Commission on the Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians
Coram Nobis Cases (1943,1944)
Day of Remembrance
Diaspora, Japanese American
442nd Regimental Combat Team
Furuya, Masajiro
Gentlemen's Agreement (1970-1908)
Hawaii Seven
Hayakawa, S.I
Heart Mountain Fair Play Committee
Henco, Joseph
Hirabayashi v. United States (1943)
Hood River Incident
Ichihashi, Yamato
Ichioka, Yuji
Incraceration and Exile: Japanese Americans in World War II
Inouye, Daniel K
Interracial Dating and Marriage, Japanese Americans
Inu (Informants)
Irwin, Robert Walker
Japan Bashing
Japanese American Citizens League
Japanese American Evacuation Claims Act (1948)
Japanese American National Museum
Japanese Associations
Japanese Language Schools
Japanese-Mexican Labor Association
Japanese Peruvians
Kitano, Harry H.L.
Koda, Keisaburo
Korematsu v U.S. (1944)
Labor and Employment, Japanese American
Japanese American
Little Tokyo
Manzanar Incident
Martial Arts, Japanese
Masaoka, Mike Masaru
Matsunaga, Spark
McClatchy, V.S
Mineta, Norman
Mink, Patsy Takemoto
Myer, Dillon S.
National Japanese American Student Relocation Council
Native Sons of the Golden West
Noguchi, Isamu
Okubo, Mine
Omura, James Matsumoto
Ozawa, Seiji
Picture Brides
Press, Japanese American
Redress Movement
Religion, Japanese American
Resettlement, Post-World War II
Restaurants and Cuisine, Japanese American
Satow, Masao
ôSchoolboyö/ôSchoolgirl ö
Seabrook Farms
Settlements, Japanese American
Shikata Ga Nai
Shima, George
Slocum, Tokutaro ôTokie ö
Takao Ozawa v. United States (1922)
Tokyo Rose (Ikuko ôIvaö Toguri)
Tolan Committee
Uchida, Yoshiko
Uno, Edison Tomimaro
War Relocation Authority
Weglyn, Michi Nishiura
Yamaguchi, Kristi
Yasui v. United States (1943)
The Korean American Experience: History and Culture
Association of Korean Political Studies
Business and Entrepreneurship, Korean American
Chang, Sarah
Cho, Magaret
Community Organizations, Korean American
Korean American Coalition
Korean National Association
Koreatown (Los Angeles)
Lee, Sammy
Literature, Korean American
Los Angeles Riots
Moon, Sun Myung
Paik, Nam June
Religion, Korean American
Students, Korean American
Treaty of Amity and Commerce (1882)
War Brides, Korean
Women, Korean American
The Laotain and Hmong American Experience: History and Culture
Community Organization, Hmong American
Political and Social Empowerment, Hmong American
Religion, Hmong American
Religion, Laotian American
Women, Hmong American
The Malaysian American Experience: History and Culture
The Mongolian American Experience: History and Culture
The Nepalese American Experience: History and Culture
The Pacific Islander American Experience: History and Culture
Samoan Americans
The Pakistani American Experience: History and Culture
Pakistani League of American
Religion, Pakistani American
The Singaporean American Experience: History and Culture
The Sri Lankan American Experience: History and Culture
The Taiwanese American Experience: History and Culture
Business and Entrepreneurship, Taiwanese American
Demographics, Taiwanese American
Coordination Council for North American Affairs
Demographics, Taiwanese American
Ho, David
Hsi Lai Temple
Lee, Ang
Lee, Yuan-Tseh
Lee (Wen Ho) Case
Parachute Kids
Political Empowerment, Taiwanese American
Students, Taiwanese American
Taiwan Independence Movement
Yang, Jerry
The Thai American Experience: History and Culture
Bunker, Chang and Eng
Woods, Tiger
The Tibetan American Experience: History and Culture
The Vietnamese American Experience: History and Culture
ôBoat Peopleö
Bui, Tony
Business and Entrepreneurship, Vietnamese American
Lam, Tony
Literatiure, Vietnamese American
Little Saigon (Orange County, California)
Politics and Political Empowerment, Vietnamese American
Refugee Act (1980)
Religion, Vietnamese American
Women, Vietnamese American Chronology
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