Association for Asian American Studies 2023

Temple University Press has a long-standing commitment to supporting the scholarship and mission of the Association for Asian American Studies. With titles focused on community, culture, history, politics, media, literature and beyond, Asian American Studies is at the foundation of Temple's publishing program. From preeminent series such as Asian American History and Culture to newer series including Critical Race, Indigeneity, and Relationality and Dis/Color, Temple is at the forefront of scholarship in the field. Please find a sampling of some recent and backlist titles below!
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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


Asian American Connective Action in the Age of Social Media

Civic Engagement, Contested Issues, and Emerging Identities

James S. Lai

Examines how social media has changed the way Asian Americans participate in politics

224 pages | 6 x 9 | 10 tables, 8 figures, 11 halftones


Beauty and Brutality

Manila and Its Global Discontents

Edited by Martin F. Manalansan IV, Robert Diaz, and Rolando B. Tolentino

Diverse perspectives on Manila that suggest the city’s exhilarating sights and sounds broaden how Philippine histories are defined and understood

346 pages | 6 x 9 | 22 halftones, 1 map


Beethoven in Beijing

Stories from the Philadelphia Orchestra's Historic Journey to China

Jennifer Lin

An eye-opening account of the Philadelphia Orchestra’s unprecedented 1973 visit to the People’s Republic of China

192 pages | 10 x 8 | 92 photographs


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


The Collected Short Stories of Bharati Mukherjee

Edited by Ruth Maxey

All 35 of Bharati Mukherjee’s sophisticated short stories—some never before published—now in one volume

Cover illustration: Manhattan Mall by The Singh Twins, 1997 Copyright © The Singh Twins:

408 pages | 6 x 9


Cultures Colliding

American Missionaries, Chinese Resistance, and the Rise of Modern Institutions in China

John R. Haddad

Why American missionaries started building schools, colleges, medical schools, hospitals, and YMCA chapters in China before 1900

350 pages | 6 x 9 | 1 map


Elaine Black Yoneda

Jewish Immigration, Labor Activism, and Japanese American Exclusion and Incarceration

Rachel Schreiber

The remarkable story of a Jewish activist who joined her incarcerated Japanese American husband and son in an American concentration camp

230 pages | 6 x 9 | 15 halftones


Ethical Encounters

Transnational Feminism, Human Rights, and War Cinema in Bangladesh

Elora Halim Chowdhury

Illuminates how visual practices of recollecting violent legacies in Bangladeshi cinema can generate possibilities for gender justice

Read a blog entry by the author

242 pages | 6 x 9 | 33 halftones


Giving Back

Filipino America and the Politics of Diaspora Giving

L. Joyce Zapanta Mariano

Explores transnational giving practices as political projects that shape the Filipino diaspora

200 pages | 5.5 x 8.25


Graphic Migrations

Precarity and Gender in India and the Diaspora

Kavita Daiya

Examines “what remains” in migration stories surrounding the 1947 Partition of India

246 pages | 6 x 9 | 20 halftones


The History of Temple University Japan

An Experiment in International Education

Richard Joslyn and Bruce Stronach

How Temple University successfully established an innovative international branch campus in Japan that endured against the odds

292 pages | 6 x 9 | 61 color photos, 3 tables


Illegal Immigrants/Model Minorities

The Cold War of Chinese American Narrative

Heidi Kim

Examines how Chinese American writers sought to address Cold War–driven official narratives in literature, mass media, and law

242 pages | 6 x 9 | 1 table, 4 halftones


Immigrant Crossroads

Globalization, Incorporation, and Placemaking in Queens, New York

Edited by Tarry Hum, Ron Hayduk, Francois Pierre-Louis Jr., and Michael Alan Krasner

Highlights immigrant engagement in urban development, policy, and social movements

392 pages | 6 x 9 | 25 tables, 10 figures, 8 halftones, 4 maps


Invisible People

Stories of Lives at the Margins

Alex Tizon

Now in Paperback—an anthology of richly reported and beautifully written stories about marginalized people

264 pages | 5.25 x 8.5 | 1 halftone