Asian American History and Culture

Founded by Sucheng Chan in 1991, the Asian American History and Culture series has sponsored innovative scholarship that has redefined, expanded, and advanced the field of Asian American studies while strengthening its links to related areas of scholarly inquiry and engaged critique. Like the field from which it emerged, the series remains rooted in the social sciences and humanities, encompassing multiple regions, formations, communities, and identities. Extending the vision of founding editor Sucheng Chan and emeriti editor Michael Omi, David Palumbo-Liu, K. Scott Wong, Linda Trinh Võ, and Shelley Lee, series editors Cathy Schlund-Vials and Rick Bonus continue to develop a foundational collection that embodies a range of theoretical and methodological approaches to Asian American studies.

Across the Pacific

Asian Americans and Globalization

Edited by Evelyn Hu-DeHart

How transnational relationships and interactions in Asian American communities are manifested

232 pages | 6 x 9


America's Vietnam

The Longue Durée of U.S. Literature and Empire

Marguerite Nguyen

Understanding the literary history of Vietnamese-American encounters and how it shapes our perceptions of war, race, and empire

250 pages | 6 x 9 | 11 halftones, 1 map


Americans First

Chinese Americans and the Second World War

K. Scott Wong

The Second World War’s role in bringing Chinese Americans into the mainstream of American society

268 pages | 5.5 x 8.25


Anna May Wong

Performing the Modern

Shirley Jennifer Lim

How Anna May Wong’s work shaped racial modernity and made her one of the most significant actresses of the twentieth century

262 pages | 6 x 9 | 26 halftones


The Asian American Avant-Garde

Universalist Aspirations in Modernist Literature and Art

Audrey Wu Clark

Examining early Asian American writers and artists as modernists

248 pages | 6 x 9 | 10 figures


The Asian American Movement

William Wei

The first history and analysis of the Asian American Movement

376 pages | 6 x 9 | 3 figures, 10 halftones


Asian American Panethnicity

Bridging Institutions and Identities

Yen Le Espiritu

A case study of how cultural diversity among Asian Americans is subsumed for social and political advantage

238 pages | 6 x 9


Between the Lines

South Asians and Postcoloniality

Deepika Bahri, and Mary Vasudeva

Intense and sometimes contentious debates about South Asian identity

384 pages | 6 x 9


But Still, Like Air, I'll Rise

New Asian American Plays

Edited by Velina Hasu Houston

A rich anthology of American plays by playwrights of diverse Asian ancestry and an equally diverse offering of aesthetic sensibilities

520 pages | 6 x 9


Campaigns of Knowledge

U.S. Pedagogies of Colonialism and Occupation in the Philippines and Japan

Malini Johar Schueller

Making visible the afterlives of U.S. colonial and occupation tutelage in the Philippines and Japan

312 pages | 6 x 9 | 11 line drawings, 1 halftone


Cane Fires

The Anti-Japanese Movement in Hawaii, 1865-1945

Gary Y. Okihiro

A history of a systematic anti-Japanese movement in Hawaii from the time migrant workers were brought to the sugar cane fields until the end of World War II

360 pages | 6 x 9


Chinese American Transnationalism

The Flow of People, Resources, and Ideas between China and America during the Exclusion Era

Edited by Sucheng Chan

The third volume in a trilogy that offers the most comprehensive account to date of the Chinese American experience during the exclusion era

312 pages | 6 x 9 | 38 tables, 1 halftone


Chinese Americans and the Politics of Race and Culture

Edited by Madeline Y. Hsu and Sucheng Chan

New perspectives on making and writing Chinese American history

288 pages | 6 x 9 | 12 halftones


Claiming America

Constructing Chinese American Identities during the Exclusion Era

Edited by K. Scott Wong, and Sucheng Chan

A collection of essays that recovers the lives and experiences of individuals who staked their claim to Chinese American identity

226 pages | 6 x 9 | 4 tables


Claiming the Oriental Gateway

Prewar Seattle and Japanese America

Shelley Sang-Hee Lee

How the interests of Seattle and Japanese Americans were linked in the processes of urban boosterism before World War II

272 pages | 6 x 9 | 18 halftones