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Asian American History
by Huping Ling
Rutgers University Press, 2023
Cloth: 978-1-9788-2624-3 | eISBN: 978-1-9788-2627-4 | Paper: 978-1-9788-2623-6
Library of Congress Classification E184.A75L564 2022
Dewey Decimal Classification 973.0495

A comprehensive survey, Asian American History places Asian immigration to America in international and domestic contexts, and explores the significant elements that define Asian America: imperialism and global capitalist expansion, labor and capital, race and ethnicity, immigration and exclusion, family and work, community and gender roles, assimilation and multiculturalism, panethnicity and identity, transnationalism and globalization, and new challenges and opportunities. It is an updated and easily accessible textbook for high school and college students, as well as anyone who is interested in Asian American history. Asian American History:

  • Covers the major and minor Asian American ethnic groups. It presents the myriad and poignant stories of a diverse body of Asian Americans, from illiterate immigrants to influential individuals, within a broad and comparative framework, offering microscopic narratives as well as macroscopic analysis and overviews.

  • Utilizes both primary and secondary sources, employs data and surveys, and incorporates most recent scholarly discourses.

  • Attractive and accessible by incorporating voices and illustrations of the contemporaries and by using straightforward language and concise syntax, while maintaining a reasonable level of scholarly depth.

  • Special features: Each chapter features Significant Events, Sidebars incorporating primary sources or scholarly debates, Review Questions, and Further Readings to aid and enhance student learning experience. Bibliographies, charts, maps, photographs and tables are included.

  • Written by a preeminent historian with four decades of teaching, research, and publishing experiences in Asian American history, it is the best textbook on the subject to date.

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