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Columbia Guide to Asian American History

ISBN-10: 0231115113

ISBN-13: 9780231115117

Edition: 2005

Authors: Gary Y. Okihiro

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Offering a rich and insightful road map of Asian American history as it has evolved over more than 200 years, this book marks the first systematic attempt to take stock of this field of study. It examines, comments, and questions the changing assumptions and contexts underlying the experiences and contributions of an incredibly diverse population of Americans. Arriving and settling in this nation as early as the 1790s, with American-born generations stretching back more than a century, Asian Americans have become an integral part of the American experience; this cleverly organized book marks the trajectory of that journey, offering researchers invaluable information and interpretation. - Part 1 offers a synoptic narrative history, a chronology, and a set of periodizations that reflect different ways of constructing the Asian American past. - Part 2 presents lucid discussions of historical debates -such as interpreting the anti-Chinese movement of the late 1800s and the underlying causes of Japanese American internment during World War II -and such emerging themes as transnationalism and women and gender issues. - Part 3 contains a historiographical essay and a wide-ranging compilation of book, film, and electronic resources for further study of core themes and groups, including Chinese, Japanese, Filipino, Hmong, Indian, Korean, Vietnamese, and others.
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Book details

List price: $30.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 3/30/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Introduction
Narrative Overview
Narrative History
Periodization
Standard Periodization
"Blacks" and "Asians" Periodization
South Asian Periodization
Korean Periodization
Gender Periodization
Historical Debates
Introduction
Hawai'i's Population Before European Contact
The Standard View
A Vast Undercount
Defending Schmitt
The Uncertainties of Projections
Hawaiians and Captain James Cook
Structural History
The Myth of Captain Cook
"Natives" versus Anthropologists
Migration
Immigration
Migrant Labor
The Anti-Chinese Movement
The California Thesis
Blaming the Victim
A National Problem
Race and Class
Exonerating Labor
America's Concentration Camps
Regional Pressure Groups
The Army and Government
Exonerating De Witt
The President
Hawai'i
Emerging Themes
Introduction
Space
Women and Gender
Textbooks
Methodology
Theory
History
The Law
Japanese American Resistance
The Conventional Interpretation
Resistance
Chronology
Historiography and Resources
Historiography
Anti-Asianists
Liberals
Asian Americanists
Resources
Books
Reference
Anti-Asianists
Liberals
General Works
Asian Indians
Chinese
Filipinos
Japanese
Koreans
Vietnamese and Southeast Asians
Asian Americanists
General Works
Cambodians
Chinese
Class Formation
Critical Race Theory and Legal Studies
Cultural Studies and Cultural Criticism
Education
Filipinos
Hmong
Identity and Psychology
Japanese
Koreans
Literature and Literary Criticism
Multiracials
Religion
Sexuality and Gender
South Asians
Transnationalism
Vietnamese
Women
Hawai'i, Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders
Visual Materials
Anti-Asianists
Liberals
Asian Americanists
General Works
Chinese
Cultural Studies and Cultural Criticism
Filipinos
Japanese
Koreans
Multiracials
Sexuality and Gender
South Asians
Vietnamese and Southeast Asians
Women
Hawai'i, Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders
Electronic Resources
General
Academic Institutions
Community Organizations
Index