Asian American Studies: An Annotated Bibliography And Research Guide

Hardcover | April 1, 1989

byHyung-Chan Kim

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This exhaustive bibliography is the result of Kim's research of the Asian American experience for almost two decades. It contains some 3,396 entries in the social and behavioral sciences and the humanities, arranged in chapters that address dozens of pertinent subjects and experiential areas. The main body of the work, the annotated bibliography, is divided into two major sections: "Historical Perspectives" and "Contemporary Perspectives." Entries there are organized by topic rather than by ethnic group; the major literature of each topic receives a lengthier and more thorough annotation. In annotating doctoral dissertations, the emphasis is placed on research methodology and findings. An insightful introductory essay written by Shirley Hune enhances the reader's understanding of the Asian American experience within the context of the development of American scholarship on immigration and immigrants. To aid the student and reseacher, each chapter has been subdivided into sections labelled "Books and Monographs," "Periodicals," and "Theses and Dissertations." The chapters cover such diverse topics as marriage and family, justice, law, and politics, Japanese internment, and Asian American Women's Studies, among many others. This commendable and much anticipated volume fills an apparent need and will surely become an essential tool for scholars, students, and researchers in Asian American studies.

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This exhaustive bibliography is the result of Kim's research of the Asian American experience for almost two decades. It contains some 3,396 entries in the social and behavioral sciences and the humanities, arranged in chapters that address dozens of pertinent subjects and experiential areas. The main body of the work, the annotated bi...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:514 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:April 1, 1989Publisher:GREENWOOD PRESS INC.

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ISBN - 10:0313260265

ISBN - 13:9780313260261

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?The first commercially published bibliography to include all Asian-American ethnic groups, old' (Chinese, Japanese, Filipino) and new' (Korean, Southeast Asian), and to cover every non-literary' aspect of Asian studies. This is the most comprehensive bibliography for Asian American studies yet published; both commonly available items and scarce historical materials are listed. Kim offers 3,334 annotated citations to articles from newspapers (local and national), general interest periodicals, scholarly journals, books and sections of books, and dissertations. His work supersedes all previous compilations in scope and currency, although two major areas covered by other publications are omitted: material on Asian Americans in federal government publications (to be listed in Asian Americans in Federal Literature, ' by Kyu S. Kim) and creative writing by Asian Americans (already compiled in Asian American Literature: An Annotated Bibliography by King-Kok Cheung. Material is presented by period, Historical' (through the 1950s), or Contemporary' (1960s-1970s), each section divided into topical groupings, e.g., Marriage and Family, ' Religion.' Under each topic, citations are arranged by type (monograph, periodical article, or dissertation). Subject and author indexes provide additional access (by ethnic group, for example). Concise literature reviews are also provided: Charles Choy Wong reviews current trends in Asian American studies; Shirley Hune reviews, for each historical period, social scientists' changing views of Asian Americans, frankly acknowledging the presence of racism therein. Recommended for academic libraries at all levels and for public libraries serving Asian Americanpopulations.?-Choice