The Columbia Guide to Asian American History / Edition 1

The Columbia Guide to Asian American History / Edition 1

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by Gary Y. Okihiro, Okihiro
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0231115105

ISBN-13: 9780231115100

Pub. Date: 11/07/2001

Publisher: Columbia University Press

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.

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231115100
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
11/07/2001
Series:
Columbia Guides to American History and Cultures Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 6.20(h) x 1.00(d)
Lexile:
1400L (what's this?)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Introductionxiii
Part 1Narrative Overview1
1.Narrative History3
2.Periodization34
Standard Periodization35
"Blacks" and "Asians" Periodization35
South Asian Periodization36
Korean Periodization37
Gender Periodization39
Part 2Historical Debates41
Introduction43
1.Hawai'i's Population Before European Contact45
The Standard View47
A Vast Undercount48
Defending Schmitt52
The Uncertainties of Projections53
2.Hawaiians and Captain James Cook56
Structural History57
The Myth of Captain Cook59
"Natives" versus Anthropologists64
3.Migration67
Immigration68
Migrant Labor71
4.The Anti-Chinese Movement75
The California Thesis77
Blaming the Victim88
A National Problem90
Race and Class93
Exonerating Labor95
5.America's Concentration Camps100
Regional Pressure Groups103
The Army and Government109
Exonerating De Witt115
The President118
Hawai'i120
Part 3Emerging Themes129
Introduction131
1.Space135
2.Women and Gender141
Textbooks142
Methodology145
Theory147
History150
3.The Law156
4.Japanese American Resistance164
The Conventional Interpretation165
Resistance169
Part 4Chronology175
Part 5Historiography and Resources191
1.Historiography193
Anti-Asianists194
Liberals203
Asian Americanists219
2.Resources242
1.Books242
Reference244
Anti-Asianists246
Liberals248
General Works248
Asian Indians249
Chinese249
Filipinos252
Japanese252
Koreans257
Vietnamese and Southeast Asians257
Asian Americanists258
General Works258
Cambodians260
Chinese260
Class Formation262
Critical Race Theory and Legal Studies263
Cultural Studies and Cultural Criticism264
Education265
Filipinos265
Hmong267
Identity and Psychology267
Japanese267
Koreans271
Literature and Literary Criticism272
Multiracials274
Religion274
Sexuality and Gender276
South Asians276
Transnationalism277
Vietnamese277
Women278
Hawai'i, Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders280
2.Visual Materials285
Anti-Asianists285
Liberals289
Asian Americanists291
General Works291
Chinese291
Cultural Studies and Cultural Criticism293
Filipinos293
Japanese294
Koreans295
Multiracials296
Sexuality and Gender297
South Asians298
Vietnamese and Southeast Asians299
Women300
Hawai'i, Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders302
3.Electronic Resources303
General303
Academic Institutions304
Community Organizations305
Index307

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