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Major Problems in Asian American History, 2nd Edition

  • Lon Kurashige
  • Alice Yang
  • ISBN-10: 1285433432
  • ISBN-13: 9781285433431
  • 544 Pages | Paperback
  • Previous Editions: 2003
  • COPYRIGHT: 2017 Published
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About the Product

Designed to be the primary anthology or textbook for courses in Asian American history, this collection covers the subject’s entire chronological span. The volume presents a carefully selected group of readings that requires students to evaluate primary sources, test the interpretations of distinguished historians, and draw their own conclusions.

Features

  • This collection, designed to be the primary anthology or textbook for courses in Asian American history, covers the subject’s entire chronological span. The volume presents a carefully selected group of readings and other primary source documents that requires students to evaluate primary sources, test the interpretations of distinguished historians, and draw their own conclusions.

About the Author

Lon Kurashige

Lon Kurashige is associate professor of History at the University of Southern California. He is author of PERFECT STORM OF EXCLUSION: ASIAN AMERICANS, POLITICAL DEBATE, AND THE MAKING OF A PACIFIC NATION (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2016) and JAPANESE AMERICAN CELEBRATION AND CONFLICT: A HISTORY OF ETHNIC IDENTITY AND FESTIVAL, 1934–1990 (University of California Press, 2002), winner of the History Book Award from the Association for Asian American Studies in 2004. He co-edited “Conversations in Transpacific History,” a special edition of Pacific Historical Review (2014). His article “Rethinking Anti-Immigrant Racism: Lessons from the Los Angeles Vote on the 1920 Alien Land Law” won the Carl I. Wheat prize for best publication to appear in the Southern California Quarterly between 2012 and 2014. His writings have appeared in Journal of American History, Pacific Historical Review, Reviews in American History, and other academic journals. Dr. Kurashige also has co-authored a college-level textbook: GLOBAL AMERICANS: A HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES (Cengage, 2018).

Alice Yang

Alice Yang, assistant professor of History at the University of California-Santa Cruz, received her Ph.D. from Stanford University in 1994. Her academic interests include Asian American history, women’s history, and twentieth-century U.S. history. Her most recent publication is an article entitled “Ilse Women and the Early Korean Community,” which was published in KOREAN AMERICAN WOMEN: LIVING IN TWO CULTURES and reprinted in UNEQUAL SISTERS: A MULTICULTURAL READER IN U.S. WOMEN’S HISTORY.

Table of Contents

1. Orientations and Approaches.
2. Transpacific Crossings, 1688–1883.
3. Debating Chinese Immigration, 1860–1899.
4. Pacific Empires and New Migrations, 1894–1919.
5. New “Oriental Problems,” 1900–1918.
6. Politics Between the World Wars, 1918–1937.
7. Americanization and the Second Generation, 1924–1941.
8. The Mass Removal and Detention of Japanese Americans, 1942–1948.
9. War and Asia-Pacific Allies, 1941–1950.
10. Asian Americans and the Cold War, 1945–1965.
11. The Rise of Asian American Identity, 1965–2012.
12. Post-1965 Immigration and Asian America.
13. Refugees and Southeast Asian Communities.
14. Memory Politics, Redress Campaigns, and International Relations.
15. Asian Americans and National Security.

New to this edition

  • The entire volume has been thoroughly updated throughout, and features more varied primary sources including songs, cartoons, and poems. New documents and essays provide expanded discussion of issues of sex, gender, transnationalism, immigration, and labor.
  • A completely revised and updated first chapter, “Orientations and Approaches,” includes recent essays by Helen Zia, Wesley Yang, Vijay Prashad, Paul Spickard, and Erika Lee and Naoko Shibusawa.
  • A new Chapter 8 focuses on the detention of Japanese Americans in World War II.