This exhaustive bibliography is the result of Kim's research of the Asian American experience for almost two decades. It contains some 3,396 entries in the social and behavioral sciences and the humanities, arranged in chapters that address dozens of pertinent subjects and experiential areas. The main body of the work, the annotated bibliography, is divided into two major sections: Historical Perspectives and Contemporary Perspectives. Entries there are organized by topic rather than by ethnic group; the major literature of each topic receives a lengthier and more thorough annotation.
In annotating doctoral dissertations, the emphasis is placed on research methodology and findings. An insightful introductory essay written by Shirley Hune enhances the reader's understanding of the Asian American experience within the context of the development of American scholarship on immigration and immigrants. To aid the student and reseacher, each chapter has been subdivided into sections labelled Books and Monographs, Periodicals, and Theses and Dissertations. The chapters cover such diverse topics as marriage and family, justice, law, and politics, Japanese internment, and Asian American Women's Studies, among many others. This commendable and much anticipated volume fills an apparent need and will surely become an essential tool for scholars, students, and researchers in Asian American studies.
"In April 1992, the acquittal of police officers in the beating of Rodney King sparked the largest civil uprising and unrest since the 1965 Watts Riots and drew national attention to the volatile nature of race relations in the United States. During the civil disturbance, the media focused on violence perpetrated upon African Americans, Latinos, and Anglos; however, Asian Americans, primarily Korean American shopkeepers, were also caught in the sweeping unrest. Many of them, even a number of first-generation immigrants, lost their lives." "This is not the first incident in this century or in Asian American history which resulted in loss, tragedy, and sadness. Events such as these call for a closer look at inter- and intra-racial relations and an examination of Asian America in the 1990s." "This volume is based upon selected papers of the 1992 Association for Asian American Studies national meeting held in San Jose, California. The essays in ReViewing Asian America explore views of Asian American diversity and race relations, and address issues of representation. They contribute an interdisciplinary approach and study of Asian America from the perspectives of academics, writers and poets, and activists. The anthology as a whole examines the collective issues of Asian America; it challenges dominant institutions, expands the view of Asian American Studies, and invites hope for the future and aspirations of the discipline."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved