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Overview

A Companion to Asian American Studies is comprised of 20 previously published essays that have played an important historical role in the conceptualization of Asian American studies as a field.

  • Essays are drawn from international publications, from the 1970s to the present
  • Includes coverage of psychology, history, literature, feminism, sexuality, identity politics, cyberspace, pop culture, queerness, hybridity, and diasporic consciousness
  • Features a useful introduction by the editor reviewing the selections, and outlining future possibilities for the field
  • Can be used alongside Asian American Studies After Critical Mass, edited by Kent A. Ono, for a complete reference to Asian American Studies.
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Editorial Reviews

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“An extremely helpful collection for teaching that locates the field’s beginnings and, importantly, charts its intellectual power and influence.”

Gary Y. Okihiro, author of The Columbia Guide to Asian American History

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Meet the Author

Kent A. Ono is Professor of Asian American Studies and Communications, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, where he is also Director of the Asian American Studies Program. He is co-author, with John Sloop, of Shifting Borders (2002), and co-editor of Enterprise Zones (1996).

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Table of Contents

Preface viii

Acknowledgments x

Retracing an Intellectual Course in Asian American Studies 1
Kent A. Ono

Part I Defining Conversations in Asian American Studies

Psychology

1 Chinese-American Personality and Mental Health 17
Stanley Sue and Derald W. Sue

2 The Ghetto of the Mind: Notes on the Historical Psychology of Chinese America 35
Ben R. Tong

3 Chinese-American Personality and Mental Health: A Reply to Tong’s Criticisms 73
Stanley Sue and Derald W. Sue

History

4 A Critique of Strangers from a Different Shore 83
L. Ling-chi Wang

5 Strangers from a Different Shore as History and Historiography 91
Sucheng Chan

6 A Critique of Strangers from a Different Shore 108
Elaine H. Kim

7 A Response to Ling-chi Wang, Elaine Kim, and Sucheng Chan 117
Ronald Takaki

Literature and Feminism

8 Come All Ye Asian American Writers of the Real and the Fake (excerpt) 133
Frank Chin

9 The Woman Warrior versus The Chinaman Pacific: Must a Chinese American Critic Choose between
Feminism and Heroism? 157
King-Kok Cheung

Part II Influential Essays in Asian American Studies

10 Split Household, Small Producer and Dual Wage Earner: An Analysis of Chinese-American Family Strategies 177
Evelyn Nakano Glenn

11 Defining Asian American Realities through Literature 196
Elaine H. Kim

12 Asian Americans as the Model Minority: An Analysis of the Popular Press Image in the 1960s and 1980s 215
Keith Osajima

13 Mestiza Girlhood: Interracial Families in Chicago’s Filipino American Community since 1925 226
Barbara M. Posadas

14 Looking for My Penis: The Eroticized Asian in Gay Video Porn 235
Richard Fung

15 Heterogeneity, Hybridity, Multiplicity: Marking Asian American Differences 254
Lisa Lowe

16 Beyond Identity Politics: The Predicament of the Asian American Writer in Late Capitalism 276
E. San Juan, Jr.

17 Filipinos in the United States and Their Literature of Exile 296
Oscar V. Campomanes

18 Los Angeles, Asians, and Perverse Ventriloquisms: On the Functions of Asian America in the Recent American Imaginary 319
David Palumbo-Liu

19 Colonial Oppression, Labour Importation, and Group Formation: Filipinos in the United States 332
Yen Le Espiritu

20 Out Here and Over There: Queerness and Diaspora in Asian American Studies 350
David L. Eng

Index 370

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