The Routledge Handbook of Asian American Studies brings together leading scholars and scholarship to capture the state of the field of Asian American Studies, as a generation of researchers have expanded the field with new paradigms and methodological tools.
Inviting readers to consider new understandings of the historical work done in the past decades and the place of Asian Americans in a larger global context, this ground-breaking volume illuminates how research in the field of Asian American Studies has progressed. Previous work in the field has focused on establishing a place for Asian Americans within American history. This volume engages more contemporary research, which draws on new archives, art, literature, film, and music, to examine how Asian Americans are redefining their national identities, and to show how race interacts with gender, sexuality, class, and the built environment, to reveal the diversity of the United States. Organized into five parts, and addressing a multitude of interdisciplinary areas of interest to Asian American scholars, it covers:
• a reframing of key themes such as transnationality, postcolonialism, and critical race theory
• U.S. imperialism and its impact on Asian Americans
• war and displacement
• the garment industry
• Asian Americans and sports
• race and the built environment
• social change and political participation
• and many more themes.
Exploring people, practice, politics, and places, this cutting-edge volume brings together the best themes current in Asian American Studies today, and is a vital reference for all researchers in the field.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 On Racial Stereotyping
Chapter 2 On the Asian American Question
Chapter 3 Postcolonialism and Asian American Studies
Chapter 4 Diaspora as Frame and Object of Analysis in Asian American Studies
Chapter 5 American Antipodes: Anna Kazumi Stahl’s Flores de un solo dia"
Chapter 6 The Vietnam War and The "Good Refugee"
Chapter 7 Refugee Memoryscape: The Rhetoric of Hmong Refugee Writing
Chapter 8 Prosecuting the Khmer Rouge: Cambodian American Memory Work
Chapter 9 Asian Settler Colonialism’s Histories
Chapter 10 The Strange Career of the Filipino "National": Empire, Citizenship, and Racial Statecraft
Chapter 11 The Arab American Experience: From Invisibility to Heightened Visibility
Chapter 12 Popular Music, Globalization, and Asian/America
Chapter 13 The Sports Loyalty Test: Asian Athletes and Asian American Cultural Politics
Chapter 14 Jeremy Lin, Global Asian American
Chapter 15 Beneath Each Layer of Cloth: Chinese Women in the New York City Garment Industry
Part Four: Representations Within and Across Nations
Chapter 16 The Globality of Af-Pak: U.S. Empire and the Muslim Problem
Chapter 17 The Japanese American Transnational Generation: Rethinking the Spatial and Conceptual Boundaries of Asian America
Chapter 18 Migration, Citizenship, and Sexuality in Asian/America
Chapter 19 From Noxious Quarters to Affluent Ethno-burbs: Race and Space in Asian American History
Chapter 20 The Invention of the Model Minority
Chapter 21 Asian American Studies and/as Digital Humanities
Chapter 22 Asian American Queer and Trans Activisms
Chapter 23 "Other": Reconsidering Asian Exclusion and Immigrant Rights
Chapter 24 Afro-
Cindy I-Fen Cheng is Associate Professor of History and Asian American Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is the award-winning author of Citizens of Asian America: Democracy and Race during the Cold War (New York University Press, 2013).