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New Urban Immigrants: Koreans in New York - Illsoo Kim

One Day, One Dollar: The Chinese Farming Experience in the Sacramento River Delta, California - Peter Leung

Chink: A Documentary History of Anti-Chinese Prejudice in America - Cheng-Tsu Wu

Island: Poetry and History of Chinese Immigrants on Angel Island, 1910-1940, Second Edition (Naomi B. Pascal Editor's Endowment) Paperback – Mark Lai, Genny Lim, Judy Yung

Impossible Desires: Queer Diasporas and South Asian Public Cultures - Gayatri Gopinath

Behold the Many – Lois-Ann Yamanaka

Margins and Mainstreams - Gary Y. Okihiro

Brown Skin, White Minds: Filipino-American Postcolonial Psychology - E.J.R. David

Asian American Women and Men (second edition) – Yen Le Espiritu

East Main Street: Asian American Popular Culture - Shilpa Davé, LeiLani Nishime, and Tasha G. Oren

Relationships Among Asian American Women - Jean Lau Chin

Asian American Political Action - James S. Lai

Rethinking the Asian American Movement - Daryl J. Maeda

Yellow: Race in America Beyond Black and White - Frank Wu

From the Ruins of Empire: The Intellectuals Who Remade Asia - Mishra, Pankaj

Bengali Harlem and the Lost Histories of South Asian America - Vivek Bald
A Patchwork Shawl: Chronicles of South Asian Women in America - Shamita Das Gupta

Asians in the Ivory Tower: Dilemmas of Racial Inequality in American Higher Education - Robert T. Teranishi

Current Issues in Asian and Pacific American Education - Russell Endo, Clara C. Park, and John Nobuya Tsuchida

Unraveling the “Model Minority” Stereotype: Listening to Asian American Youth - Stacey J. Lee

The Deathly Embrace: Orientalism and Asian American Identity - Sheng-Mei Ma

The Hyphenated American - John C. Papajohn

Model-Minority Imperialism - Victor Bascara

Chains of Babylon: The Rise of Asia America - Daryl J. Maeda

Asian American Youth: Culture, Identity, and Ethnicity - Jennifer Lee and Zhou Min

The Politics of Asian Americans: Diversity and Community - Pei-te Lien, M. Margaret Conway, and Janelle Wong

Orientalism - Edward Said

Politics of Asian Americans - Pei-te Lien

Asian Americans and Politics: Perspectives, Experiences, Prospects - Gordon Chang

The Making of Asian America Through Political Participation - Pei-te Lien

Homebound: Filipino American Lives across Cultures, Communities, and Countries - Espiritu Yen

Chinese American Transnational Politics - Him Mark Lai and Madeline Hsu

Asian-American Politics - Andrew Aoki and Okiyoshi Takeda

The Transnational Politics of Asian Americans - Christian Collet and Pei-Te Lien

Playing the Race Card - George J. Sefa Dei, Leene Luke Karumanchery, and Nisha Karumanchery-Luik

Asian American Dreams - Helen Zia

Strangers from a Different Shore: A History of Asian Americans - Ronald Takaki

The Asian American Movement - William Wei

Fresh off the Boat: A Memoir - Eddie Huang

East Meets West: Writing in Two Hemispheres - Andrew Lam

Perfume Dreams: Reflections on the Vietnamese Diaspora - Andrew Lam

Migritude - Shailja Patel

Uncle Swami: South Asians in America Today - Vijay Prashad

Indian Accents Brown Voice and Racial Performance in American Television and Film - Shilpa S. Dave

Common Ground: Reimagining American History - Gary Y. Okihiro
The Great Partition: The Making of India and Pakistan - Yasmin Khan

Inside Out and Back Again - Thanh Ha Lai

The Color of Success: Asian Americans and the Origins of the Model Minority (Politics and Society in Twentieth-Century America) - Ellen D. Wu
Eating Asian America - Robert Ji-Song Ku, Martin F. Manalansan, Anita Mannur
Suburban Sahibs - S. Mitra Kalita
Partly Colored: Asian Americans and Racial Anomaly in the Segregated South - Leslie Bow
Lotus of Another Color - Rakesh Ratti
Dragon Ladies: Asian American Feminists Breathe Fire - Sonia Shah, Yuri Kochiyama, Karin Aguilar-San Juan
Making Waves: An Anthology of Writings by and about Asian American Women - Asian Women United of California

Making Ethnic Choices: California’s Punjabi Mexican Americans - Karen Leonard

Our Feet Walk the Sky: Women of the South Asian Diaspora - Sheela Bhatt, Pretty Kalra & Aarti Kohli

The Sun Never Sets: South Asian Migrants in the Age of the U.S. Power - VIvek Bald, Miabi Chatterji and Sunjani Reddy

Racial Castration: Managing Masculinity in Asian America - David L. Eng

Laotian Daughters: Working toward Community, Belonging, and Environmental Justice - Bindi Shah

Indian Diaspora Handbook: Mental Health Challenges and Solutions - Dr. Greesh Sharma

Heartbeat of Struggle: The Revolutionary Life of Yuri Kochiyama - Diane C. Fujino

Aspiring to Home: South Asians in America - Bakirathi Mani

Taxi!: Cabs and Capitalism in New York City - Biju Matthew

A Part, Yet Apart: South Asians in America - Lavina Shankar

Terrifying Muslims: Race and Labor in the South Asian Diaspora - Junaid Rana

Unruly Immigrants: Rights, Activism, and Transnational South Asian Politics in the United States - Monisha Das Gupta

Far From Home: Shattering the Myth of the Model Minority - Mary Chung Hayashi

Coolie Woman: The Odyssey of Indenture - Gaiutra Bahadur

Other: An Asian & Pacific Islander Prisoners’ Anthology - Eddy Zheng and Helen Zia

Chinese Cubans: A Transnational History - Kathleen M. Lopez

Beyond Bollywood: The Cultural Politics of South Asian Diasporic Film - Jigna Desai

Asian Americans: An Interpretive History - Sucheng Chan

Speaking the Unspeakable: Marital Violence among South Asian Immigrants in the United States - Margaret Abraham

Disoriented: Asian Americans, Law, and the Nation-State - Robert Chang

The Billionaire’s Apprentice: The Rise of the Indian-American Elite and the Fall of the Galleon Hedge Fund - Anita Raghavan

Labor Immigrant Under Capitalism: Asian Workers in the United States before World War II - Lucie Cheng and Edna Bonacich

The Politics of Prejudice: The Anti-Japanese Movement in California and the Struggle for Japanese Exclusion - Rogers Daniels

The Making of Asian America: A History - Erika Lee

Mobilizing India: Women, Music, and Migration Between India and Trinidad - Tejaswini Niranjana

The Guyana Story: From Earliest Times to Independence - Odeen Ishmael

Diasporic Dis(locations): Indo-Caribbean Women Writers Negotiate the "Kala Pani" - Brinda J. Mehta
Critical Perspectives on Indo-Caribbean Women's Literature (Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures) - Joy Mahabir and Mariam Pribhai
Matikor: The Politics of Identity for Indo-Caribbean Women - Roseanne Kanhai

Bindi: The Multifaceted Lives of Indo-Caribbean Women - Roseanne Kanhai

We Should Never Meet: Stories - Aimee Phan

The Annihilation of Caste - B.R. Ambedkar

The Karma of Brown Folk - Vijay Prashad

Terrorist Assemblages: Homonationalism in Queer Times - Jasbir Puar 

Desis in the House: Indian American Youth Culture in NYC - Sunaina Maira

Desi Land: Teen Culture, Class, and Success in Silicon Valley - Shalini Shankar

Desi Hoop Dreams: Pickup Basketball and the Making of Asian American Masculinity - Stanley Thangaraj

Moving Truths: Queer and Transgender Desi Writings History - Aparajeeta 'Sasha' Duttchoudhury, Rukie Hartman 

Haj to Utopia: How the Ghadar Movement Charted Global Radicalism and Attempted to Overthrow the British Empire - Maia Ramnath

Colored Cosmopolitanis​m: The Shared Struggle for Freedom in the United States and India - Nico Slate

America Is in the Heart: A Personal History (Classics of Asian American Literature) – Carlos Bulosan, Marilyn Alquizola, Lane Hirabayashi 

Coalition Building
Beyond Identity Politics: Emerging Social Justice Movements in Communities of Color - Gary Delgado

Colonize This! Young Women of Color on Today’s Feminism - Daisy Hernandez, Bushra Rehman, Cherrie Moraga

Feminism Without Borders: Decolonizing Theory, Practicing Solidarity - Chandra Mohanty

The Color of Violence: The Incite! Anthology - INCITE! Women of Color Against Violence

Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes, and Black Women in America - Melissa V. Harris-Perry

Black, Brown, Yellow, and Left: Radical Activism in Los Angeles - Laura Pulido

From Black Power to Black Studies: How a Radical Social Movement Became an Academic Discipline - Fabio Rojas
The Sexual History of the Global South: Sexual Politics in Africa, Asia, and Latin America - Saskia Wieringa and Horacio Sivori
The Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color - Cherrie Moraga & Gloria Anzaldua

Occupied America: A History of Chicanos - Rodolfo Acuna

The Black Power Movement: Rethinking the Civil Rights-Black Power Era - Peniel E. Joseph

Racialized Politics, The Debate about Racism in America - David O. Sears, Jim Sidanius, and Lawrence Bobo

Bitter Fruit: The Politics of Black-Korean Conflict in New York City - Claire Jean Kim

The Rich and the Rest of Us: A Poverty Manifesto - Tavis Smiley and Cornel West

Race Matters - Cornel West

Race and Politics: Asian Americans, Latinos, and Whites in a Los Angeles Suburb - Leland Saito

Black Visions - Michael Dawson

Behind the Mule: Race and Class in African-American Politics - Michael Dawson

Speaking Truth to Power: Essays on Race, Resistance, and Radicalism - Manning Marable

Beyond Black and White: Transforming African-American Politics - Manning Marable

Black Identities: West Indian Immigrant Dreams and American Realities - Mary C. Waters

Ethnic Options: Choosing Identities in America - Mary C. Waters

Fluid Borders: Latino Power, Identity, and Politics in Los Angeles - Lisa Garcia Bedolla

Youth, Identity, Power: The Chicano Movement - Carlos Munoz

The New Americas: A Guide to Immigration since 1965 - Mary C. Waters, Reed Ueda, Helen B. Marrow

Black Power, Yellow Power, and the Making of Revolutionary Identities - Rychetta Watkins

Koreans in the Hood: Conflict with African Americans - Kwang Chung Kim

Women of Color and the Reproductive Movement - Jennifer Nelson

How Does It Feel to Be a Problem?: Being Young and Arab in America - Moustafa Bayoumi

Global Feminism: Transnational Women's Activism, Organizing, and Human Rights - Aili Mari Tripp

Women and Politics in a Global World - Sarah Henderson

Women Across Cultures: A Global Perspective - Shawn M. Burn

Pricing Beauty: The Making of a Fashion Model - Ashley Mears

Feminist Frontiers - Verta Taylor

Pornland: How Porn Hijacked Our Sexuality - Gail Dines

Epic Encounters: Culture, Media, and U.S. Interests in the Middle East Since 1945 - Melani McAllister

I Speak for Myself: American Women on Being Muslim - Maria M. Ebrahimji

Slavery and Social Death: A Comparative Study - Orlando Patterson

Engaged Surrender: African American Women and Islam - Carolyn Moxley Rouse

Women Without Mustaches and Men Without Beards: Gender and Sexual Anxieties in Iranian Modernity - Afsaneh Najmabadi

Provocateur: Images of Women and Minorities in Advertising - Anthony Joseph Paul Cortese

Women, Race, and Class - Angela Davis

Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop: A History of the Hip Hop Generation - Jeff Chang and DJ Kool Herc  

An Indigenous People’s History of the United States - Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

Disidentificati​ons: Queers Of Color And The Performance Of Politics (Cultural Studies of the Americas) - José Esteban Muñoz

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks - Rebecca Skloot



Through Harsh Winters: The Life of a Japanese Immigrant Woman - Akemi Kikumara

Mona in the Promised Land – Gish Jen

My Year of Meats – Ruth Ozeki

Stop Kiss – Diana Son (play)

One! Hundred! Demons! – Lynda Barry (graphic novel)

Kelly – Monique Truong

Wooden Fish Songs  – Ruthanne Lum McCunn

The Foreign Student  – Susan Choi

My Own Country: A Doctor’s Story (Vintage) – Abraham Verghese

Bitter in the Mouth  – Monique Truong

“Traveling to Opal” – Paisley Rekdal

The Purple Heart  Vincent Yee

The Gangster We are All looking For  le thi diem thuy

VIETNAMERICA  GB Tran (graphic novel)

Secret Identities –  artist collab (comic book style)

Shattered – artist collab (comic book style)

Woman Warrior - Maxine Hong Kingston

American Born Chinese - Gene Luen Yang (graphic novel)

Dream Jungle - Jessica Hagedorn

Snow Flower & the Secret Fan- Lisa See (or any of her books: Shanghai Girls, Dreams of Joy)

The Joy Luck Club - Amy Tan

The Bonesetter’s Daughter - Amy Tan

A Thousand Years of Good Prayers: Stories - Yiyun Li

Red Scarf Girl - Ji-li Jiang

I Love Yous Are for White People - Lac Su

Stealing Buddha’s Dinner - Bich Minh Nguyen

Waiting and In the Pond - Ha Jin

Paper Daughter: A Memoir by Elaine Mar

Girl in Translation - Jean Kwok

Blu’s Hanging and Saturday Night at the Pahala Theater - Lois Ann Yamanaka

When My Name Was Keoko - Linda Sue Park

Ribbons - Lawerence Yep

Ties That Bind, Ties That Break - Lensey Namikoka

Quiet As They Come - Angie Chau

The Fold - Na An

Catfish and Mandala - Andrew Pham

Secondhand World - Katherine Min

Native Speaker - Chang Rae Lee

The Chickencoop Chinaman (play) - Frank Chin

The Namesake, The Lowland, An Unaccustomed Earth, Interpreter of Maldives  - Jhumpa Lahiri

Leaving India: My Family’s Journey from Five Villages to Five Continents - Minal Hajratwala

American Dervish: A Novel - Ayad Akhtar

Geisha: A Life - Mineko Iwasaki

Funny Boy - Shyam Selvadurai

Stealing Nasreen - Farzana Doctor

The Latehomecomer: A Hmong Family Memoir - Kao Kalia Yang

Southland - Nina Revoyr

Taipei - Tao Lin

A Gesture Life: A Novel - Chang-Rae Lee

Rolling the R’s - R. Zamora Linmark

Establishing Asian American Studies

A Companion to Asian American Studies - Kent A. Ono

In Defense of Asian American Studies - Sucheng Chan

Asian American Studies Now: A Critical Reader - Jean Yu-Wen, Shen Wu, Thomas Chen, Jean Wu

Asian American Studies: A Reader - Min Song, Jean Yu-Sen, Shen Wu


Vincent Chin

Vincent Who
Saving Face

Journey From The Fall

Daughter From Da Nang

Vietnam: American Holocaust

A Village Called Versailles

Operation Babylift


Better Luck Tomorrow (trailer). Made by young Asian-American filmmakers about overachieving Asian-American high school students who decide to take advantage of their model minority status and achieve a perceived “freedom” through drugs, theft, and violence.

The Motel - Michael Kang

Searching 4 Sandeep

Mississippi Masala

Short Films

Post Racial - Tim Tsai

Other Media (Plays)

Yellowface - David Henry Hwang