History of Asian Americans: Exploring Diverse Roots

History of Asian Americans: Exploring Diverse Roots

by Jonathan H. X. Lee


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A comprehensive, compelling, and clearly written title that provides a rich examination of the history of Asians in the United States, covering well-established Asian American groups as well as emerging ones such as the Burmese, Bhutanese, and Tibetan American communities.

• Examines Asian migration to the United States and the resulting formation of diverse Asian American communities that include Cambodian, Chinese, Filipino, Hmong, Japanese, Korean, Laotian, South Asian, and Vietnamese and new emerging Asian American communities such as the Burmese, Bhutanese, and Tibetan American

• Compares 19th-century Asian American history in Hawaii with that on the American mainland

• Employs racialization and push-pull theories as well as a transnational approach to document the rich and diverse experiences of Asians in the United States

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780313384585
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 01/16/2015
Pages: 210
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 2.90(d)

About the Author

Jonathan H. X. Lee, PhD, is associate professor of Asian American studies who specializes in Southeast Asian and Sino-Southeast Asian American studies at San Francisco State University.

Table of Contents

Preface ix

Introduction xi

Chronology of Key Dates in Asian American History xv

Part I Pre-1965 1

1 Chinese in America 3

2 Japanese in America 29

3 Koreans in America 51

4 Indians in America 71

5 Filipinos in America 87

Part II Post-1965 115

6 Viernamese in America 117

7 Cambodians and Laotians in America 139

8 New Asians in America 159

Bibliography 179

Index 201

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