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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Japanese American Millennials

Rethinking Generation, Community, and Diversity

Edited by Michael Omi, Dana Y. Nakano, and Jeffrey T. Yamashita

A groundbreaking study of ethnic identity and community in the everyday lives of Japanese American millennials

316 pages | 6 x 9 | 5 tables, 6 figures


Model Machines

A History of the Asian as Automaton

Long T. Bui

A study of the stereotype and representation of Asians as robotic machines through history

286 pages | 6 x 9 | 1 figure, 6 halftones


No Sword to Bury

Japanese Americans in Hawai'i during World War II

Franklin Odo

The story of another "Band of Brothers"

336 pages | 6 x 9 | 2 tables, 26 halftones


Ocean Passages

Navigating Pacific Islander and Asian American Literatures

Erin Suzuki

Comparing and contrasting the diverse experiences of Asian and Pacific Islander subjectivities across a shared sea

268 pages | 6 x 9 | 1 halftone


Passing for Perfect

College Impostors and Other Model Minorities

erin Khuê Ninh

How does it feel to be model minority—and why would that drive one to live a lie?

276 pages | 5.25 x 8.5 | 5 tables


Pedagogies of Woundedness

Illness, Memoir, and the Ends of the Model Minority

James Kyung-Jin Lee

What happens when illness betrays Asian American fantasies of indefinite progress?

224 pages | 6 x 9


Prisoner of Wars

A Hmong Fighter Pilot's Story of Escaping Death and Confronting Life

Chia Youyee Vang

The life of Pao Yang, whose experiences defy conventional accounts of the Vietnam War

168 pages | 5.25 x 8.5 | 22 halftones


Q & A

Voices from Queer Asian North America

Edited by Martin F. Manalansan IV, Alice Y. Hom, and Kale Bantigue Fajardo

A vibrant array of scholarly and personal essays, poetry, and visual art that broaden ideas and experiences about contemporary LGBTQ Asian North America

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



On the Korean War and Diasporic Memory Critique

Crystal Mun-hye Baik

Examines the insidious ramifications of the un-ended Korean War through an interdisciplinary archive of diasporic memory works

252 pages | 6 x 9 | 3 figures, 23 halftones


The Refugee Aesthetic

Reimagining Southeast Asian America

Timothy K. August

Explores how refugees are represented and represent themselves

182 pages | 5.25 x 8.5 | 7 halftones


A Refugee’s American Dream

From the Killing Fields of Cambodia to the U.S. Secret Service

Leth Oun with Joe Samuel Starnes

The remarkable story of Leth Oun, from overcoming tragedy and forced labor in Cambodia to realizing dreams he never could have imagined in America

294 pages | 6 x 9 | 14 halftones, 1 map


The Rise and Fall of America's Concentration Camp Law

Civil Liberties Debates from the Internment to McCarthyism and the Radical 1960s

Masumi Izumi

Now in Paperback—Dissecting the complex relationship among race, national security, and civil liberties in “the age of American concentration camps”

268 pages | 6 x 9 | 3 halftones


The Subject(s) of Human Rights

Crises, Violations, and Asian/American Critique

Edited by Cathy J. Schlund-Vials, Guy Beauregard, and Hsiu-chuan Lee

Considers the ways Asian American studies has engaged with humanitarian crises and large-scale violations

262 pages | 6 x 9 | 1 halftone


Toward a Framework for Vietnamese American Studies

History, Community, and Memory

Edited by Linda Ho Peché, Alex-Thai Dinh Vo, and Tuong Vu

A multi-disciplinary examination of Vietnamese American history and experience

384 pages | 6 x 9 | 5 tables, 3 figures, 2 maps


The United States of India

Anticolonial Literature and Transnational Refraction

Manan Desai

Examines a network of intellectuals who attempted to reimagine and reshape the relationship between the U.S. and India

264 pages | 6 x 9 | 13 halftones