People of Asian descent have lived for centuries in North and South America, where they have been actively involved in the creation of multicultural, multiethnic societies. This groundbreaking anthology explores their experiences among ethnic and cultural groups in a unique collection of works by and about Asian Americans. Utilizing a rich blend of analytical, autobiographical, biographical, and narrative essays, oral histories, fiction, photography, and artwork, the anthology focuses especially on the interactions of Asians with others outside the dominant culture. Contributors range from established scholars, writers and artists to little-known voices heard here for the first time. Scholars of Asian diasporas and all readers interested in Asia in the Americas will find this book an extraordinary resource.
Contributions by: Kozy K. Amemiya, Himani Bannerji, Monica Cinco Basurto, Raissa Nina Burns, Jeff Chang, Jay Chaudhari, Kathryn Jeun Cho, Rienzi Crusz, Astrid Hadad, Laura Hall, Muriel H. Hasbun, Tomoyo Hiroishi, Velina Hasu Houston, Evelyn Hu-DeHart, Naheed Islam, Feroza Jussawalla, Nguyet Lam, Armando Siu Lau, Stephanie Li, R. Zamora Linmark, Sunaina Maira, Diane Monroe, Ofelia Murrieta, Luis Nishizawa, Dwight Okita, Gary Pak, Monica J. Rainwater, Aly Remtulla, Roshni Rustomji-Kerns, Ann Suni Shin, Jan Lo Shinebourne, Janet Shirley, Lok C. D. Siu, Rajini Srikanth, Leny Mendoza Strobel, Eileen Tabios, Ayumi Takenaka, Gabriela Kinuyo Torres, Kay Reiko Torres, Takeyuki Tsuda, Usha Welaratna, Bill Woo, Karen Tei Yamashita, and Thomas Sze Leong Yu.