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Ethnic Studies Resources for Faculty and Students: Asian American Studies

This page directs faculty and students to resources on Asian American Studies. Resources suggested on this guide are a small sample of what is available through the Skyline College Library and on the Web which, of course, is far from being exhaustive. Please use search strategies page to locate more resources, as well as Skyline College Library's Anti-Asian/Asian American Racism: A Resource Guide. Feel free to contact me, Pia Walawalkar, for more assistance at

Books, Articles, & Videos

Alemi, Qais, and Carl Stempel. “Discrimination and Distress Among Afghan Refugees in Northern California: The Moderating Role of Pre- and Post-Migration Factors.” PloS One, vol. 13, no. 5, Public Library of Science, 2018, pp. e0196822–e0196822, doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0196822.

Bodemer, Margaret B. “Using Personal Narratives to Reposition and Reimagine ‘the Chinese American Experience’ in American History and Culture.” Chinese America, History and Perspectives, Chinese Historical Society, 2018, p. 75–.

Campney, Brent M. S. “Anti-Japanese Sentiment, International Diplomacy, and the Texas Alien Land Law of 1921.” The Journal of Southern History, vol. 85, no. 4, The Southern Historical Association, 2019, pp. 841–78, doi:10.1353/soh.2019.0245.

Cha, Dongho. “Assimilation, Self-Identity, American Racism: Korean Americans as Labor.” The Midwest Quarterly (Pittsburg), vol. 60, no. 4, Pittsburg State University - Midwest Quarterly, 2019, pp. 370–367.

Cheng, Pei-Han, et al. “The Relationship Between Racial Identity Status Attitudes and Acculturation Among Chinese and Korean Americans: A Criterion Profile Analysis.” Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, vol. 43, no. 2, Blackwell Publishing Ltd, 2015, pp. 97–108, doi:10.1002/j.2161-1912.2015.00067.x.

dela Cruz, Felicitas A., et al. “The Factor Structure of a Short Acculturation Scale for Filipino Americans in an Adult U.S.‐born Sample.” Journal of Community Psychology, vol. 46, no. 5, Wiley Subscription Services, Inc, 2018, pp. 535–50, doi:10.1002/jcop.21955.

Flora X Tang. “Purity Culture, Racism and the Violence Against Asian Women in Atlanta.” America (New York, N.Y. : 1909), vol. 224, no. 6, America Press, Inc, 2021, pp. 1–2.

Hai, Yan, and Haibin Dong. “Asian American Woman Cinematic Image: The Exotic Beauty And/or Perpetual Foreigner.” China Media Research, vol. 15, no. 1, Edmondson Intercultural Enterprises, 2019, p. 85–.

Jeong, H. O. “ChineseE-American’ Political Engagement: Focusing on The Impact of Mobilization.” Trames (Tallinn), vol. 21, no. 2, Estonian Academy Publishers, 2017, p. 115–, doi:10.3176/tr.2017.2.02.

Nadal, Kevin L. "The Brown Asian American Movement: Advocating for South Asian, Southeast Asian, and Filipino American Communities." Asian American Policy Review, vol. 29, 2019, p. 2+. Gale General OneFile, Accessed 7 July 2021.

Nguyen, Jenny, et al. “From Yellow Peril to Model Minority: Perceived Threat by Asian Americans in Employment.” Social Science Quarterly, vol. 100, no. 3, Wiley Subscription Services, Inc, 2019, pp. 565–77, doi:10.1111/ssqu.12612.

Suyemoto, Karen. “Ethnic and Racial Identity in Multiracial Sansei: Intergenerational Effects of the World War II Mass Incarceration of Japanese Americans1.” Genealogy (Basel), vol. 2, no. 3, MDPI AG, 2018, p. 26–, doi:10.3390/genealogy2030026.

Timothy Baba. “Japanese Americans: The Journey from Behind the Lines to the Frontline of Minority Rights in the United States.” Journal of the West, vol. 59, no. 4, Journal Of The West Incorporated, 2020, p. 39–.

Tuazon, Victor E., et al. “Colonial Mentality and Mental Health Help‐Seeking of Filipino Americans.” Journal of Counseling and Development, vol. 97, no. 4, 2019, pp. 352–63, doi:10.1002/jcad.12284.

Please also check out Film and Television and Video Representations pages of Skyline College Library's Anti-Asian/Asian American Racism: A Resource Guide.

Open & Free Resources

A Country within a Country: Understanding San Francisco's Chinatown (OER Commons) activity licensed under a CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

ASIANetwork Exchange (ASIANetwork) an open access journal of ASIANetwork, a consortium of around 160 North American colleges, that strives to strengthen the role of Asian Studies within the framework of liberal arts education.

Chinese Exclusion Act (CALISPHERE) for licensing information read Using this exhibition at the bottom of the page

Early Chinese Immigration to the US (OER Commons) primary source licensed under CC BY

Eating Identities: Reading Food in Asian American Literature (JSTOR) ebook  licensed under a CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

Gender and Representation of Asian Women (MIT OpenCourseWare) course licensed under CC BY NC SA

Hmong Studies Journal open-access, peer-reviewed journal

Introduction to Asian American Studies: Literature, Culture, and Historical Experience (MIT OpenCourseWare) course licensed under CC BY NC SA

Japanese-American Internment (OER Commons) activity licensed under a CC BY-NC-SA

Japanese American Internment During World War II primary source licensed under CC BY

Journal of Southeast Asian American Education and Advancement (Purdue University) open-access, interdisciplinary journal.

Louder and Faster: Pain, Joy, and the Body Politic in Asian American Taiko (JStOR) ebook  licensed under a CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

New Waves - Educational Research & Development  (Chinese American Educational Research and Development Association) open-access, peer-reviewed journal

Race and Gender in Asian America (MIT OpenCourseWare) course licensed under CC BY NC SA

Representations: Doing Asian American Rhetoric (JStOR) ebook  licensed under a CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

South Asian Migrations  (MIT OpenCourseWare) course licensed under CC BY NC SA

The United Farm Workers and the Delano Grape Strike (OER Commons) primary source licensed under CC BY

The Asian American Achievement Paradox (Project MUSE) see terms of use.

Asian Americans (Advancing Justice LA)
The Asian Americans K-12 Education Curriculum seeks to inspire a deeper understanding of the history, current experience, and future trajectory of our nation's fastest-growing demographic group through relevant and engaging lessons plans and activities. Important content and themes explored in the series will be used to teach concepts while meeting national content standards.

Asian American Data Links (U.S. Census )

Links to social, economic and other characteristics on the Asian population in the United States.

The Asian American Movement (Project MUSE) see terms of use.

Asian American Racial Justice Toolkit (Asian American Pacific Islanders for Civic Empowerment)
This toolkit represents the work and thinking of 15 grassroots organizations with Asian American bases living in the most precarious margins of power: low-income tenants, youth, undocumented immigrants, low-wage workers, refugees, women and girls, and queer and trans people. All of the modules are designed to begin with people's lived experiences, and to build structural awareness of why those experiences are happening, and how they are tied to the oppression of others.

Asian-Nation: Asian American History, Demographics, and Issues  “One-stop information resource and sociological exploration of the historical, demographic, political and cultural issues that make up today’s diverse Asian American community.” 

Asian Voices (Digital History)

From the University of Houston, details key events in Asian American history from the 16th to the 20th centuries.

Chinese Americans and the Politics of Race and Culture (Project MUSE) see terms of use.

Contemporary Asian American Communities (Project MUSE) see terms of use.

Densho (Denscho)

A grassroots organization dedicated to preserving, educating, and sharing the story of World War II-era incarceration of Japanese Americans in order to deepen understandings of American history and inspire action for equity.

Facing History and Ourselves: Resource Library
Facing History and Ourselves uses lessons of history to challenge teachers and their students to stand up to bigotry and hate.

Flashpoints for Asian American Studies (Project MUSE) see terms of use.

The Japanese American Evacuation and Resettlement: A Digital Archive (The Bancroft Library)

The Bancroft Library's documentation of the Japanese American experience during World War II includes over 250,000 pages from an extensive collection of manuscripts and photographs. We invite you to explore these personal materials and recount the daily lives of Japanese Americans while in the confinement sites during World War II.

Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Data Links (U.S. Census) 

Links to social, economic and other characteristics on the Hawaiian and Pacific Islander population in the United States.

Redefining Race: Asian American Panethnicity and Shifting Ethnic Boundaries (Project MUSE) see terms of use.

South Asian American Digital Archive (SAADA)

SAADA creates a more inclusive society by giving voice to South Asian Americans through documenting, preserving, and sharing stories that represent their unique and diverse experiences.

Viet Stories: Vietnamese American Oral History Project

Created in 2011, Viet Stories: Vietnamese American Oral History Project assembles, preserves, and disseminates the diverse life stories of Vietnamese Americans in Southern California for future generations.

Vietnamese American Heritage Project (Vietnam Center & Sam Johnson Vietnam Archive​​​​, Texas Tech University)

Created in 2008, the Vietnamese American Heritage Project (VAHP) supports the Vietnam Archive’s mission to document the war from all perspectives by providing documentation of the post-war social and political history of Vietnamese Americans who immigrated to the United States during and after the Vietnam conflict.