Remapping Asian American History exemplifies the emerging trends in the writing of Asian American history, and fills substantive gaps in our knowledge about particular Asian ethnic groups. Edited by noted scholar Sucheng Chan, the essays in this volume uses new frameworks such as transnationalism, the political contexts of international migrations, and a multipolar approach to the study of contemporary U.S. race relations. These concerns, often ignored in earlier studies that focused on social and economic aspects of Asian American communities, challenge some long-held assumptions about Asian American communities and point to new directions in Asian American historiography. Historians, students, and teachers of anthropology, Asian and Asian American Studies, race and ethnic studies, U.S. immigration history, and American Studies will find this collection invaluable.
Since the book covers diverse topics, scholars will pick and choose articles according to their individual interests. Whatever their choice, they will encounter careful research and interesting approaches.
Sucheng Chan is Professor Emerita of Asian American Studies and Global Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and former chair of its Asian American Studies Department. She has also taught at UC Berkeley and served as Provost of Oakes College at UC Santa Cruz.
Part 1 Introduction: Underexplored Topics, Emerging Frameworks Part 2 Part One: Underexplored Topics Chapter 3 Chapter 1: Chinese American Experiences in a New England Mill City: Lowell Massachusetts, 1876-1967 Chapter 4 Chapter 2: Revisiting New York's Chinatown, 1900-1930 Chapter 5 Chapter 3: Forgotten Families: The Development of the Chinese American Community in San Francisco, 1860-1880 Chapter 6 Chapter 4: Testing Assumptions: IQ, Japanese Americans, and the Model Minority Myth in the 1920s and 1930s Chapter 7 Chapter 5: A Finer Set of Hopes and Dreams: The Japanese American Citizens League and Ethnic Community in Cincinnati, Ohio 1942-1950 Chapter 8 Chapter 6: Wrong Face, Wrong Name: The Return of Japanese American Veterans to Hood River, Oregon, after World War II Chapter 9 Chapter 7: Return to the Wars: Jimmie Omura's 1947 Crusade Against the Japanese American Citizens League Part 10 Part II: Emerging Frameworks Chapter 11 Chapter 8: "Life is a Gamble": State Policies, Gender, and the Global Context of Filipino Migration to the United States Chapter 12 Chapter 9: Politics and the Indochinese Refugees Exodus, 1975-1997 Chapter 13 Chapter 10: The Politics of Race and Redistricting in California, 2000-2002 Part 14 Afterword Part 15 About the Editors Part 16 Index