"A rare combination of scientific and down-to-earth language, of objective analysis and philosophy, overlain with a concern for the future of all men, and a recognition of the need for understanding between the people of two great cultures." --Library Journal
The Asian American Educational Experienceis the most comprehensive reader on Asian American education. Combining the best scholarship on the subject from across a range of fields--ethnic studies, education, psychology, sociology, urban studies, Asian American studies--the volume will fill an enormous gap in the literature at a time when the growth of Asian populations--in American society and in American schools--is outpacing that of all other racial and ethnic minorities. The contributions examine the most significant issues and concerns in the education of Asian Americans. Contributors, all leading experts in their fields, provide theoretical discussions, practical insights and recommendations, historical perspectives and an analytical context for the many issues crucial to the education of this diverse population--controversies in higher education over alleged admissions quotas, stereotypes of Asian American students as "whiz kids", Asian Americans as the "model minority",bilingual education, education of refugee and immigrant populations, educational quality and equity. Special emphasis is given to both the historic debates which have shaped the field, and the concerns and challenges facing educators of Asian American students at both the K-12 and university level. The volume is introduced by Don T. Nakanishi and concludes with the most comprehensive bibliography on Asian American educational research available. Contributors:Don T. Nakanishi, Charles Wollenburg, John N. Hawkins, Renqui Yu, L. Ling-chi Wang, Ki-Taek Chun, Bob H. Suzuki, Stanley Sue, Sumie Okazaki, Herbert R. Barringer, David T. Takeuchi, Peter Xenos, Valerie Ooka Pang, Kenji Ima, Ruben G. Rumbaut, Nancy J. Smith-Hefner, Li-rong Lilly Cheng, Morrison C. Wong, Rosalind Y. Mau, Jayjia Hsia, Marsha Hirano-Nakanishi, Eugene Escueta, Eileen O'Brien, Jennifer Abe, Shirley Hune, Sucheng Chan, David Morse, Dale Minami, Tina Yamano Nishida.
This book examines Asian American ethnicity and communication, looking at: immigration patterns, ethnic institutions, family patterns, and ethnic and cultural identities. William Gudykunst focuses on how communication is similar and different among Chinese Americans, Filipino Americans, Japanese Americans, Korean Americans, and Vietnamese Americans. Where applicable, similarities and differences in communication between Asian Americans and European Americans are also examined. Gudykunst concludes with a discussion of the role of communication in Asian immigrants' acculturation to the United States.
The first reference of its kind, this volume includes alphabetically arranged entries for 49 nationally and internationally acclaimed Asian American writers of short fiction. Each entry is written by an expert contributor and includes a biography, a discussion of major works and themes, a survey of the writer's critical reception, and primary and secondary bibliographies.
This groundbreaking volume is among the first to explore the Asian-American experience from a gendered perspective. Yen Le Espiritu documents how the historical and contemporary oppression of Asian-Americans has structured gender relationships among them, and has contributed to the creation of social institutions and systems of meaning.
View the Table of Contents. Read the Introduction. oA veritable feast of the field's most scrumptious offerings, East Main Street satisfies with some of the best minds in Asian American studies at this table.o -Gary Y. Okihiro, author of Common Ground: Reimagining Asian American History Sure to spark the imagination of both seasoned fans of Asian American popular culture and the as yet uninitiated. From cyberspace and anim? to The Simpsons and Secret Asian Man, this book intrigues and provokes with every chapter. The sheer number of savvy cultural critics assembled ensures that readers will find something of interest, no matter where one begins exploring the popular culture of Asian America. -Kent Ono, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign From henna tattoo kits available at your local mall to ofaux Asiano fashions, housewares and fusion cuisine; from the new visibility of Asian film, music, video games and anime to the current popularity of martial arts motifs in hip hop, Asian influences have thoroughly saturated the U.S. cultural landscape and have now become an integral part of the vernacular of popular culture. By tracing cross-cultural influences and global cultural trends, the essays in East Main Street bring Asian American studies, in all its interdisciplinary richness, to bear on a broad spectrum of cultural artifacts. Contributors consider topics ranging from early Asian American movie stars to the influences of South Asian iconography on rave culture, and from the marketing of Asian culture through food to the contemporary clamor for transnational Chinese women's historical fiction. East Main Street hits the shelves in the midst of a boom in Asian American population and cultural production. This book is essential not only for understanding Asian American popular culture but also contemporary U.S. popular culture writ large.
Distributed by Temple University Press for the Asian American Writers' Workshop.In this ground-breaking collection of poetry and fiction Korean American literary artists write from and about unexpected places-landscapes and mindscapes of alienation, obsession, conflict, and belonging. They attest to the tension between habitation within and movement across strange terrains, communities, and languages. Author note: Elaine H. Kim is Professor of Asian American Studies and Associate Dean of the Graduate Division at the University of California at Berkeley. She is co-author of Fresh Talk/Daring Gazes: Asian American Visual Art as well as Executive Producer of the video, Labor Woman (Asian Women United of California, 2002).Laura Hyun Yi Kang is Associate Professor of Women's Studies and Comparative Literature at the University of California, Irvine, and the author of Compositional Subjects: Enfiguring Asian/American Women.
Asian-American women writers of all ages explore a complex range of identities through poetry, fiction, essays, and memoirs, most of which have never been published. The contributors take on littleexplored topics and expand the limits of ethnic-based identity, resisting stereotypes and breaking silences. Candid and memorable, their essays, stories, and poetry change popular assumptions and engage readers.
Remapping Asian American History discusses new frameworks such as transnationalism, the political contexts of international migrations, and a multipolar approach to the study of contemporary U.S. race relations. Collectively, the essays in this volume challenge some long-held assumptions about Asian-American communities and point to new directions in Asian American historiography. Visit our website for sample chapters!