A Companion to Asian American Studies / Edition 1

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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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“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

Retracing an intellectual course in Asian American studies 1
1 Chinese-American personality and mental health 17
2 The ghetto of the mind : notes on the historical psychology of Chinese America 35
3 Chinese-American personality and mental health : a reply to Tong's criticisms 73
4 A critique of strangers from a different shore 83
5 Strangers from a different shore as history and historiography 91
6 A critique of strangers from a different shore 108
7 A response to Ling-chi Wang, Elaine Kim, and Sucheng Chan 117
8 Come all ye Asian American writers of the real and the fake (excerpt) 133
9 The woman warrior versus the Chinaman Pacific : must a Chinese American critic choose between feminism and heroism? 157
10 Split household, small producer and dual wage earner : an analysis of Chinese-American family strategies 177
11 Defining Asian American realities through literature 196
12 Asian Americans as the model minority : an analysis of the popular press image in the 1960s and 1980s 215
13 Mestiza girlhood : interracial families in Chicago's Filipino American community since 1925 226
14 Looking for my penis : the eroticized Asian in gay video porn 235
15 Heterogeneity, hybridity, multiplicity : marking Asian American differences 254
16 Beyond identity politics : the predicament of the Asian American writer in late capitalism 276
17 Filipinos in the United States and their literature of exile 296
18 Los Angeles, Asians, and perverse ventriloquisms : on the functions of Asian America in the recent American imaginary 319
19 Colonial oppression, labour importation, and group formation : Filipinos in the United States 332
20 Out here and over there : queerness and diaspora in Asian American studies 350
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