Asian American Studies Today

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The Resilient Self

Gender, Immigration, and Taiwanese Americans

Rutgers University Press

This book explores how international migration re-shapes women’s senses of themselves. Gu uses life-history interviews and ethnographic observations to illustrate how immigration creates gendered work and family contexts for middle-class Taiwanese American women who negotiate and resist the social and psychological effects of the processes of immigration and settlement.   

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Imagining Asia in the Americas

Rutgers University Press

Imagining Asia in the Americas investigates the myriad ways that Asians throughout North and South America use language, literature, religion, commerce, and other practices to establish a sense of community and negotiate between their native and adopted cultural identities. Drawing from a rich array of source materials, including texts in Spanish, Portuguese, Korean, Japanese, Chinese, and Gujarati that have never before been translated into English, this groundbreaking work opens up a conversation between various Asian communities within the Americas and beyond.

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Imagining Asia in the Americas

Rutgers University Press

Imagining Asia in the Americas investigates the myriad ways that Asians throughout North and South America use language, literature, religion, commerce, and other practices to establish a sense of community and negotiate between their native and adopted cultural identities. Drawing from a rich array of source materials, including texts in Spanish, Portuguese, Korean, Japanese, Chinese, and Gujarati that have never before been translated into English, this groundbreaking work opens up a conversation between various Asian communities within the Americas and beyond.

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Invisible Asians

Korean American Adoptees, Asian American Experiences, and Racial Exceptionalism

Rutgers University Press

In Invisible Asians, Kim Park Nelson analyzes the processes by which Korean American adoptees have been rendered racially invisible, and how that invisibility facilitates their treatment as exceptional subjects within the context of American race relations and in government policies, including immigration law. Park Nelson connects this invisibility to the ambiguous racial positioning of Asian Americans in American culture, and explores the implications of invisibility for Korean adoptees as they navigate race, culture, and nationality. 

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From Canton Restaurant to Panda Express

A History of Chinese Food in the United States

Rutgers University Press

Historian Haiming Liu takes readers on a compelling journey from the California Gold Rush to the present, letting us witness both the profusion of Chinese restaurants across the United States and the evolution of many distinct American-Chinese iconic dishes from chop suey to General Tso’s chicken. Along the way, historian Haiming Liu explains how the immigrants adapted their traditional food to suit local palates, and gives us a taste of Chinese cuisine embedded in the bittersweet story of Chinese Americans.

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Race, Religion, and Civil Rights

Asian Students on the West Coast, 1900-1968

Rutgers University Press

Stephanie Hinnershitz reveals the unsung legacy of civil rights activism among foreign and American-born Chinese, Japanese, and Filipino students, who formed crucial alliances based on their shared religious affiliations and experiences of discrimination. Using archival sources that bring forth these students’ authentic, passionate voices, Race, Religion, and Civil Rights is a testament to the powerful ways they shaped the social, political, and cultural direction of civil rights movements throughout the West Coast, from Californian college campuses to Alaskan canneries.    

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