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Asian American History


Resources to Combat Anti-Asian Racism

Association for Asian American Studies (AAAS)

Asian American Oral History Site

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Site

The History of Americans of Asian Indian Origin

Chronology of Asian American History

Chinese American History Timeline

Chinatown History

San Francisco Chinese

Chinese Historical and Cultural Project (CHCP)

Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco

Japanese American History Archives

Nikkei Heritage Online

Korean History Project



Chinese American Actress’s Story Illustrates ‘Othering’ of Immigrants

Wang, ShiPu. Chiura Obata: An American Modern. University of California Press, 2018 (ART)

Hirasuna, Delphine and Kit Hinrichs. The Art of Gaman: Arts and Crafts from the Japanese American Interment Camps, 1942-1946. Ten Speed Press, 2005. (ART)

Lange, Dorothea. Impounded: Dorothea Lange and the Censored Images of Japanese American Internment. W.W. Norton, 2008. (ART)

Many, Bakirathi. Unseeing Empire: Photography, Representation, South Asian America. Duke University Press, 2020. (ART)

Sharma, Nitash Tamar. Hip Hop Desis: South Asian Americans, Blackness, and a Global Race Consciousness. Duke University Press, 2010. (ART)



Hmong Studies Journal

Amerasia Journal

Journal of Asian American Studies (JAAS)

American Indian Culture and Research Journal

American Indian Quarterly

Journal of American Indian Education

Journal of Indigenous Nations Studies

Wicazo Sa Review


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Asian American Children's Books 

Asian American Historical Fiction and Nonfiction for Teens

Asians American History, Cultural Traditions, and Celebrations 

Famous Asian Americans 

Lee, Erika. The Making of Asian America: A History. Simon and Schuster, 2015.

Hsu, Madeline Yuan-Yin. Asian American History: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford University Press, 2017.

Okihiro, Gary Y. The Columbia Guide to Asian American History. Columbia University Press, 2005.

Wei, William. The Asian American Movement. Temple University Press, 2010.

Hong, Jane H. Opening the Gates to Asia: A Transpacific History of How America Repealed Asian Exclusion. UNC Press Books, 2019.

Okihiro, Gary Y. Margins and Mainstreams: Asians in American History and Culture. University of Washington Press, 2014.

Weinberg, Meyer. Asian-American Education: Historical Background and Current Realities. Routledge, 2012.

Daniels, Roger. Asian America: Chinese and Japanese in the United States since 1850.University of Washington Press, 2011.

Zia, Helen. Asian American Dreams: The Emergence of an American People. MacMillan, 2001.

Wei, William. Asians in Colorado: A History of Persecution and Perseverance in the Centennial State. University of Washington Press, 2016.

Okihiro, Gary Y. American History Unbound: Asians and Pacific Islanders. University of California Press, 2015.

Wu, Ellen D. The Color of Success: Asian Americans and the Origins of the Model Minority. Princeton University Press, 2015.

Chang, Iris. The Chinese in America: A Narrative History. Penguin, 2004.

Wilkinson, Sook. Asian Americans in Michigan: Voices from the Midwest. Wayne State University Press, 2015.

Joshi, Khyati Y. and Jigna Desai, editors. Asian Americans in Dixie: Race and Migration in the South. University of Illinois Press, 2013.

Lee, Esther Kim. A History of Asian American Theatre. Cambridge University Press, 2006.

Chang, Gordon H. Asian American Art: A History, 1850-1970. Stanford University Press, 2008.

Bald, Vivek. Bengali Harlem and the Lost Histories of South Asian America. Harvard University Press, 2013.

Yoo, Paula. From a Whisper to a Rallying Cry: The Killing of Vincent Chin and the Trial that Galvanized the Asian American Movement. W.W. Norton, 2021.

Lew-Williams, Beth. The Chinese Must Go: Violence, Exclusion, and the Making of the Alian in America. Harvard University Press, 2018.

Choy, Catherine Ceniza. Emmpire of Care: Nursing and Migration in Filipino American History. Duke University Press, 2003.

Wong, Kevin Scott. Americans First: Chinese Americans and the second World War. Harvard University Press, 2009.

Hsu, Madeline. The Good Immigrants: How the Yellow Peril Became the Model Minority. Princeton University Press, 2017.

Rao, Nancy Yunhwa. Chinatown Opera Theater in North America. University of Illinois Press, 2017.

Kim, Hyung-chan. Asian Americans and the Supreme Court: A Documentary History. Greenwood Publishing Group, 1992.

Kelly, Gail Paradise. From Vietnam to America. Routledge, 2019.

Aguilar-San Juan, Karin. Little Saigons: Staying Vietnamese in America. University of Minnesota Press, 2009.

Azuma, Elichiro. In Search of Our Frontier: Japanese America and Settler Colonialism in the Construction of Japan’s Borderless Empire. University of California Press, 2019.

Nimura, Janice P. Daughters of the Samurai: A Journey from East to West and Back. W.W. Norton & Company, 2015.

Hoffman, Lisa m. and Mary L. Hanneman. Becoming Nisei: Japanese American Urban Lives in Prewar Tacoma. University of Washington Press, 2020.

Garcia, Jerry. Looking Like the Enemy: Japanese Mexicans, the Mexican State, and US Hegemony, 1897-194. University of Arizona Press, 2014.

Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians. Personal Justice Denied: Report of the Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians. University of Washington Press, 2012.

Chiang, C’onnie Y. Nature Behind Barbed Wire: An Environmental History of the Japanese American Incarceration. Oxford University press, 2018.

Ng, Wendy L. Japanese American Internment During World War II: A History and Reference Guide. Greenwood Publishing Group, 2002.

Fiset, Louis. Camp Harmony: Seattle’s Japanese Americans and the Puyallup Assembly Center. University of Illinois Press, 2009.

Chakravorty, Sanjoy a, Devesh Kapur, and Nirvikar Singh. The Other One Percent: Indians in America. Oxford University Press, 2017.

Jain, Pankaj. Dharma in America: A Short History of Hindu-Jain Diaspora. Routledge, 2019.

Rangaswamy, Padma. Namaste America: Indian Immigrants in an American Metropolis. Penn State Press, 2010.

Mortland, Carol A. Grace after Genocide: Cambodians in the United States. Berghahn Books, 2019.

Chan, Sucheng. Survivors: Cambodian Refugees in the United States. University of Illinois Press, 2004.

Needham, Susan and Karen Quitiliani. Cambodians in Long Beach. Arcadia Publishing, 2008.

Streed, Sarah. Leaving the House of Ghosts: Cambodian Refugees in the American Midwest. McFarland, 2010.

Tsui, Bonnie. American Chinatown: A People’s History of Five Neighborhoods. Simon and Schuster, 2009.

Chen, Yong. Chinese San Francisco, 180-1943: A Trans-Pacific Community. Stanford University Press, 2002.

Park, Kyeyoung. The Korean American Dream: Immigrants and Small Business in New York City. Cornell University Press, 1997.

Abelmann, Nancy and John Lie. Blue Dreams: Korean Americans and the Los Angeles Riots. Harvard University Press, 2009.

Patterson, Wayne. The Korean Frontier in America: Immigration to Hawaii, 1896-1910. University of Hawaii Press, 1994.

Cha, Marn J. Koreans in Central California (1903-1957): A Study of Settlement and Transnational Politics. University Press of America, 2010.

Mabalon, Dawn B. and Rico Reyes. Filipinos in Stockton. Arcadia Publishing, 2008.

Cacas, Rita M. and Juanita Tamayo Lott. Filipinos in Washington. Arcadia Publishing, 2009.

Patacsil, Judy, Rudy Guevarra, Jr., and Felix Tuyay. Filipinos in San Diego. Arcadia Publishing, 2010.

Poisot, Christy Panis and Jenah Maravilla. Filipinos in Houston. Arcadia Publishing, 2018.

Koerner, Mae Respicio. Filipinos in Los Angeles. Arcadia Publishing, 2007.

Gonzalves, Thedore S. and Roderick N. Labrador. Arcadia Publishing, 2011.

Cordova, Dorothy Laigo. Filipinos in Puget Sound. Arcadia Publishing, 2009.