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Book lists (existing)

Books - Nonfiction

Interest Area: South Asian Americans


Coalition Building



Graphic Novels

Children’s Books

Research / Establishing Asian American Studies



Intersectionality & SES issues

Interest area: South Asian Americans, Islamophobia


Film, Performance, Audio


Short Films (and Television)

Other Media (Plays)



Asian Americans to Connect with


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Book lists (existing)

Take ideas from here- Asian American experiences, stories, voices - https://isaase.org/book-lists/

Books - Nonfiction

  • Imperial Citizens: Koreans and Race from Seoul to LA - Nadia Y. Kim
  • New Urban Immigrants: Koreans in New York - Illsoo Kim
  • Haunting the Korean Diaspora Shame, Secrecy, and the Forgotten War - Grace M. Cho
  • One Day, One Dollar: The Chinese Farming Experience in the Sacramento River Delta, California - Peter Leung  
  • Yellow Peril!: An Archive of Anti-Asian Fear - John Kuo Wei Tchen, Dylan Yeats
  • Geisha of a Different Kind: Race and Sexuality in Gaysian America - C. Winter Han
  • Racial Formation in the United States - Michael Omi, Howard Winant
  • Colonialism/Postcolonialism - Ania Loomba
  • Building a Community, Having a Home: A History of the Conference on College Composition and Communication Asian/Asian American Caucus - eds. Jennifer Sano-Franchini, Terese Guinsatao Monberg, K. Hyoejin Yoon
  • America's Asia: Racial Form and American Literature, 1893-1945 - Colleen Lye
  • Decentering Citizenship Gender, Labor, and Migrant Rights in South Korea - Hae Yeon Choo
  • Immigrant Acts: On Asian American Cultural Politics - Lisa Lowe
  • The Intimacies of Four Continents - Lisa Lowe
    Impossible Subjects: Illegal Aliens and the Making of Modern America - Mae M. Ngai
    Imagine Otherwise: On Asian Americanist Critique - Kandice Chuh
  • Writing against Racial Injury: The Politics of Asian American Student Rhetoric - Haivan Hoang
  • Minor Re/Visions: Asian American Literacy Narratives as a Rhetoric of Citizenship - Morris Young
  • Representations: Doing Asian American Rhetoric - eds. LuMing Mao, Morris Young
  • 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
  • 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
    A Patchwork Shawl: Chronicles of South Asian Women in America - Shamita Das Gupta
  • Be(com)ing Korean in the United States: Exploring Ethnic Identity Formation Through Cultural Practices - S. Sonya Gwak
  • Passages to Paradise: early Korean Immigrant Narratives from Hawai’i - Daisy Chun Rhodes
  • Koreans in America - Bong Yoon Choy
  • Ethnicity and Inequality in Hawai'i - Jonathan Y. Okamura
    Building Filipino Hawai'i (Asian American Experience) - Roderick N Labrador
  • The Korean Frontier in America: Immigration to Hawaii, 1896-1910 - Wayne Patterson
  • The Ilse: First Generation Korean Americans in Hawaii, 1903-1973 - Wayne Patterson
  • Han in the Upper Left: a Brief history of Korean Americans in the Pacific Northwest - Korean American Historical Society
  • 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 Asian American Achievement Paradox - Jennifer Lee and Min Zhou
  • 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
  • Transpacific Femininities: The Making of the Modern Filipina - Denise Cruz
  • 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
  • Common Ground: Reimagining American History - Gary Y. Okihiro
  • 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
  • Asian Americans in New England: Culture and Community (Revisiting New England) - Monica Chiu (editor)
    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 More Waves: New Writing by Asian American Women - Elaine Kim, Lilia Villanueva
  • Racial Castration: Managing Masculinity in Asian America - David L. Eng
  • Laotian Daughters: Working toward Community, Belonging, and Environmental Justice - Bindi Shah
  • Heartbeat of Struggle: The Revolutionary Life of Yuri Kochiyama - Diane C. Fujino
  • Taxi!: Cabs and Capitalism in New York City - Biju Matthew
  • 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
  • How Do I Begin?: A Hmong American Literary Anthology - Hmong American Writers’ Circle
  • Chinese Cubans: A Transnational History - Kathleen M. Lopez
  • Asian Americans: An Interpretive History - Sucheng Chan
  • Disoriented: Asian Americans, Law, and the Nation-State - Robert Chang
  • 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
  • We Should Never Meet: Stories - Aimee Phan
  • Terrorist Assemblages: Homonationalism in Queer Times - Jasbir Puar 
  • America Is in the Heart: A Personal History (Classics of Asian American Literature) – Carlos Bulosan, Marilyn Alquizola, Lane Hirabayashi 
  • Paper Son: One Man’s Story - Tung Pok Chin
  • Quiet Odyssey: A Pioneer Korean Woman in America - Mary Paik Lee
  • Love, Loss, and What We Ate - Padma Lakshmi
  • On Being Included: Racism & Diversity in Institutional Life - Sara Ahmed
  • Unbound Feet: A Social History of Chinese Women in San Francisco - Judy Yung
  • Issei, Nisei, War Bride: Three Generations of Japanese American Women in Domestic Service - Evelyn Nakano Glenn
  • Nisei Daughter - Monica Sone
  • Race Talk & the Conspiracy of Silence: Understanding & Facilitating Difficult Dialogues on Race - Derald Wing Sue
  • Journey to Nowhere: A New World Tragedy - Shiva Naipaul
  • Across Three Continents: An Indo-Guyanese Family Experience - Joseph S. Persaud
  • Everybody Was Kung Fu Fighting: Afro-Asian Connections and the Myth of Cultural Purity - Vijay Prashd
  • Asian Women: Interconnections - Tineke Hellwig, Sunera Thobani
  • Asian/Pacific Islander American Women: A Historical Anthology - Shirley Hune, Gail M. Nomura
  • Serve the People: Making Asian America in the Long Sixties - Karen Ishizuka
  • Last Witnesses: Reflections on the Wartime Internment of Japanese Americans - Erica Harth
  • My Chinese-America - Allen Gee
  • Midnight in Broad Daylight: A Japanese American Family Caught Between Two Worlds - Pamela Rotner Sakamoto
  • Between Two Empires: Race, History, and Transnationalism in Japanese America - Eiichiro Azuma
  • For the Sake of Our Japanese Brethren: Assimilation, Nationalism, and Protestantism Among the Japanese of Los Angeles, 1895-1942 - Brian M. Hayashi
  • Our House Divided: Seven Japanese American Families in World War II - Tomi K. Knaefler
  • The Hour Before Dawn - Ajaz Ashraf
  • Navigating the Future: A Samoan Perspective on U.S.-Pacific Relations - Eni F. H. Faleomavaega
  • AfroAsian Encounters: Culture, History, Politics - Heike Raphael-Hernandez, Shannon Steen, Gary Okihiro
  • The Next American Revolution: Sustainable Activism for the Twenty-First Century - Grace Lee Boggs, Scott Kurashige, Danny Glover
  • The Good Immigrants: How the Yellow Peril Became the Model Minority (Politics and Society in Modern America) - Madeline Y. Hsu
  • Night Sky with Exit Wounds - Ocean Vuong
  • A Place at the Multicultural Table: The Development of an American Hinduism - Prema Kurien
  • Water Tossing Boulders: How a Family of Chinese Immigrants Led the First Fight to Desegregate Schools in the Jim Crow South - Adrienne Berard
  • Asian Americans in Dixie: Race and Migration in the South (Asian American Experience) - Khyati Y. Joshi, Jigna Desai
  • Managing Multicultural Lives: Asian American Professionals and the Challenge of Multiple Identities - Pawan Dhingra
  • Asian Immigration to the United States - Philip Q. Yang
  • Sexing the Caribbean: Gender, Race and Sexual Labor - Kamala Kempadoo
  • The Comfort Women: Sexual Violence and Postcolonial Memory in Korea and Japan (Worlds of Desire: The Chicago Series on Sexuality, Gender, and Culture) - C. Sarah Soh
  • Life Beyond My Body: A Transgender Journey To Manhood In China - Lei Ming, Lura Frazey
  • Guyana Stories & Passages - Hanif Gulmahamad
  • Hosay Trinidad: Muharram Performances in an Indo-Caribbean Diaspora - Frank J. Korom
  • They Came in Ships: Finding Your Immigrant Ancestor's Arrival Record - John Philip Colletta
  • Mirror on the Veil: A Collection of Personal Essays on Hijab and Veiling (International Cultural Studies) - Nausheen Pasha-Zaidi and Shaheen Pasha
  • The Hypersexuality of Race: Performing Asian/American Women on Screen and Scene - Celine Parrenas Shimizu
  • Asian Americans: Contemporary Trends and Issues - Pyong Gap Min
  • Living West, Facing East: The (De)Construction of Muslim Youth Sexual Identities (Counterpoints) - Fida Sanjakdar
  • Good Muslim, Bad Muslim: America, the Cold War, and the Roots of Terror - Mahmood Mamdani
  • Trauma: A Collection of Short Stories -  Elizabeth Jaikaran
  • Philip Vera Cruz: A Personal History of Filipino Immigrants and the Farmworkers Movement - Lilia Villanueva and Craig Scharlin
  • Aiiieeeee! An Anthology of Asian-American Writers - Frank Chin and Jeffery Paul Chan
    The Nuyorasian Anthology - ed. Bino Realuyo, Asian American Writers’ WOrkshop
  • Chopsticks in the Land of Cotton: Lives of Mississippi Delta Chinese Grocers - John Jung
  • Lotus among the Magnolias: The Mississippi Chinese - Robert Seto Quan and Julian B. Roebuck
  • The Mississippi Chinese: Between Black and White - James W. Loewen
  • Race and Resistance: Literature and Politics in Asian America (Race & American Culture) - Viet Thanh Nguyen
  • The Chinese in the West Indies, 1806-1995: A Documentary History - Bridget Brereton and Lu Shulin
  • Only What We Could Carry: The Japanese American Internment Experience - Lawson Fusao Inada
  • Living Islam Out Loud: American Muslim Women Speak - Saleemah Abdul-Ghafur
  • YELL-Oh Girls! Emerging Voices Explore Culture, Identity, and Growing Up Asian American - Vickie Nam
  • On Becoming Filipino: Selected Writings of Carlos Bulosan - E. San Juan
  • Becoming Chinese American: A History of Communities and Institutions (Critical Perspectives on Asian Pacific Americans) - Him Mark Lai and Madeline Hsu
  • Coolies and Cane: Race, Labor, and Sugar in the Age of Emancipation - Moon-Ho Jung
  • Hearts of Sorrow: Vietnamese-American Lives - James M. Freeman
  • Muslims in Motion: Islam and National Identity in the Bangladeshi Diaspora - Nazli Kibria
  • Family Tightrope - Nazli Kibria
  • Becoming Asian American: Second-Generation Chinese and Korean American Identities - Nazli Kibria
  • Khmer American: Identity and Moral Education in a Diasporic Community - Nancy J. Smith-Hefner
  • The Chinese of America - Jack Chen
  • The Coolie Speaks: Chinese Indentured Laborers and African Slaves in Cuba - Lisa Yun
  • Indo-Caribbean Feminist Thought: Genealogies, Theories, Enactments - Gabrielle Jamela Hosein and Lisa Outar
  • The Latinos of Asia: How Filipino Americans Break the Rules of Race - Anthony Christian Ocampo
  • Q&A: Queer in Asian America - editors David L. Eng, Alice Y. Hom
  • Take Out: Queer Writing From Asian Pacific America - Bao Quang, Asian American Writers’ Workshop
  • Global Divas: Filipino Gay Men in the Diaspora - Martin Manalansan IV
  • Restoried Selves: Autobiographies of Queer Asian-Pacific-American Activists, Kevin K. Kumashiro
  • Asian American Sexualities: Dimensions of the Gay and Lesbian Experience - Russell Leong
  • The Feeling of Kinship: Queer Liberalism and the Racialization of Intimacy - David L. Eng
  • Mongrel: Essays, Diatribes, Pranks - Justin Chin
  • Alien Neighbors, Foreign Friends: Asian Americans, Housing and the Transformation of Urban California - Charlotte Brooks
    The Changs Next Door to the Díazes: Remapping Race in Suburban California - Wendy Chang
  • Chinatown: The Socioeconomic Potential of an Urban Enclave - Min Zhou
  • The New Chinatown - Peter Kwong
    Forbidden Workers: Illegal Chinese Immigrants and American Labor - Peter Kwong
  • From Farm to Canal Street: Chinatown's Alternative Food Network in the Global Marketplace - Valerie Imbruce
    Making a Global Immigrant Neighborhood: Brooklyn’s Sunset Park - Tarry Hum
  • New York before Chinatown. Orientalism and the Shaping of American Culture, 1776-1882 - John Kuo Wei Tchen
  • Building Community, Chinatown Style: A Half Century of Leadership in San Francisco Chinatown - Gordon Chin
  • American Chinatown: A People's History of Five Neighborhoods - Bonnie Tsui
  • SUB URBANISMS: Casino Urbanization, Chinatowns, and the Contested American Landscape - Stephen Fan
  • Memories of a Future Home: Diasporic Citizenship of Chinese in Panama - Lok C. D. Siu
  • The Chinese in America: A Narrative History, Iris Chang
  • The Lucky Ones: One Family and the Extraordinary Invention of Chinese America - Mae M. Ngai
  • The Beautiful Generation: Asian Americans and the Cultural Economy of Fashion - Thuy Linh Nguyen Tu
  • Alien Encounters: Popular Culture in Asian America  - editors Thuy Linh Nguyen Tu, Mimi Thi Nguyen
  • Litany for the Long Moment - Mary Kim-Arnold
  • Eating Wildly: Foraging for Life, Love and the Perfect Meal - Ava Chin
  • The Fortune Cookie Chronicles: Adventures in the World of Chinese Food - Jennifer 8. Lee
  • Rightlessness: Testimony and Redress in U.S. Prison Camps Since World War II - A. Naomi Paik
  • American History Unbound: Asians and Pacific Islanders - Gary Y. Okihiro
  • Unbound Feet: A Social History of Chinese Women in San Francisco - Judy Yung
  • Perilous Memories: The Asia Pacific Wars - T. Fujitani, Geoffrey  M. White, Lisa Yoneyama
  • Militarized Currents: Towards a Decolonized Future in Asia and the Pacific - Setsu Shigematsu, Keith Camacho
  • Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother - Amy Chua

Interest Area: South Asian Americans

  • Critical Perspectives on Indo-Caribbean Women's Literature (Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures) - Joy Mahabir and Mariam Pribhai
  • Colored Cosmopolitanis​m: The Shared Struggle for Freedom in the United States and India - Nico Slate  
  • 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
  • Diasporic Dis(locations): Indo-Caribbean Women Writers Negotiate the "Kala Pani" - Brinda J. Mehta
  • Haj to Utopia: How the Ghadar Movement Charted Global Radicalism and Attempted to Overthrow the British Empire - Maia Ramnath
  • Moving Truths: Queer and Transgender Desi Writings History - Aparajeeta 'Sasha' Duttchoudhury, Rukie Hartman 
  • The Karma of Brown Folk - Vijay Prashad
  • Neil Bissoondath: Indo-Caribbean-Canadian Diaspora (Writers of the Indian Diaspora) - Frank Birbalsingh
  • In Exile at Home - A Fiji Indian Story - Satish Rai
  • Becoming American, Being Indian: An Immigrant Community In New York City -  Madhulika S. Khandelwal
  • Desis Divided: The Political Lives of South Asian Americans - Sangay K. Mishra
  • The West Indian Americans: (The New Americans) - Holger Henke
  • Fire Girl: Essays on India, America, and the In-Between - Sayantani Dasgupta
  • Advertising Diversity: Ad Agencies and the Creation of Asian American Consumers - Shalini Shankar
  • Life Behind the Lobby: Indian American Motel Owners and the American Dream - Pawan Dhingra
  • The Indian Diaspora: Historical and Contemporary Context: Essays in Honour of Professor Chandrashekhar Bhat - Laxmi Narayan Kadekar, Ajaya Kumar Sahoo, Gauri Bhattacharya
  • Indo Caribbean Resistance - Frank Birbalsingh
  • Indenture and Exile: The Indo-Caribbean Experience - Frank Birbalsingh
  • They Came in Ships: An Anthology of Indo-Guyanese - Joel Benjamin
  • The Annihilation of Caste - B.R. Ambedkar
  • The Guyana Story: From Earliest Times to Independence - Odeen Ishmael
    Matikor: The Politics of Identity for Indo-Caribbean Women - Roseanne Kanhai
  • Bindi: The Multifaceted Lives of Indo-Caribbean Women - Roseanne Kanhai
  • Mobilizing India: Women, Music, and Migration Between India and Trinidad - Tejaswini Niranjana
  • Beyond Bollywood: The Cultural Politics of South Asian Diasporic Film - Jigna Desai
  • Indian Accents Brown Voice and Racial Performance in American Television and Film - Shilpa S. Dave
  • The Great Partition: The Making of India and Pakistan - Yasmin Khan
  • Uncle Swami: South Asians in America Today - Vijay Prashad
  • The Billionaire’s Apprentice: The Rise of the Indian-American Elite and the Fall of the Galleon Hedge Fund - Anita Raghavan
  • Speaking the Unspeakable: Marital Violence among South Asian Immigrants in the United States - Margaret Abraham
  • Settlement of Indians in Guyana: 1890-1930 - Dale Bisnauth
  • East Indian and Black Power in the Caribbean: The Case for Trinidad - Mahin Gosine
  • Indentured Labor, Caribbean Sugar: Chinese and Indian Migrants to the British West Indies, 1838-1918 - Walton Look Lai
  • The Still Cry: Personal accounts of East Indians in Trinidad and Tobago During Indentureship, 1845-1917 - Noor Kumar Mahabir, Selwyn R. Cudjoe
  • The Elusive El Dorado: Essays on the Indian Experience in Guyana - Basdeo Mangru
  • Indians in Guyana: A Concise History from Their Arrival to the Present - Basdeo Mangru
  • Cultural Identity and Creolization in National Unity: The Multiethnic Caribbean - Prem Misir, Michael Banton, John Rex, Brinsley Samaroo, Percy C. Hintzen, Verene A. Shepard, Patricia Mohammed, Walter Rodney, Cheddi Jagan, V.S Naipaul, J.G La Guerre
  • Indian Diaspora Handbook: Mental Health Challenges and Solutions - Dr. Greesh Sharma
  • Indentured Labor, Caribbean Sugar: Chinese and Indian Migrants to the British West Indies, 1838-1918 - Walton Look Lai
  • The Lived Experience of South Asian Immigrant Women in Atlantic Canada: The Interconnections of Race, Class and Gender (Women's Studies) - Helen Ralston
  • Bengali Harlem and the Lost Histories of South Asian America - Vivek Bald
  • Living Our Religions: Hindu and Muslim South Asian-American Women Narrate Their Experiences - Anjana Narayan, Bandana Purkayastha
  • Good Girls Marry Doctors: South Asian American Daughters on Obedience and Rebellion - Piyali Bhattacharya
  • Her Name Is Kaur: Sikh American Women Write about Love, Courage, and Faith - Meeta Kaur
  • 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
  • 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
  • Aspiring to Home: South Asians in America - Bakirathi Mani
  • How to be South Asian in America - Anupama Jain

Interest Area: Southeast Asian Americans

  • Body Counts: The Vietnam War and Militarized Refugees - Yen Le Espiritu
  • From the Land of the Shadows: War, Revolution, and the Making of the Cambodian Diaspora - Khatharya Um
  • War, Genocide, and Justice: Cambodian American Memory Work - Cathy Schlund-Vials
  • The Gift of Freedom: War, Debt, and Other Refugee Passages - Mimi Thi Nguyen
  • Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War - Viet Thanh Nguyen
  • Beyond the Killing Fields: Voices of Nine Cambodian Survivors in America - Usha Welaratna
  • Unsettled: Cambodian Refugees in the New York City Hyperghetto - Eric Tang
  • Buddha Is Hiding: Refugees, Citizenship, the New America - Aihwa Ong
  • Claiming Place: On the Agency of Hmong Women - Chia Youyee Vang, Faith Nibbs, and Ma Vang


  • Afro Asia: Revolutionary Political & Cultural Connections Between African Americans & Asian Americans - Fred Ho, Bill Mullen

Coalition Building

"Why Are All The Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?": A Psychologist Explains the Development of Racial Identity - Tatum, Beverly Daniel

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

Pinay Power: Peminist Critical Theory - edited by Melinda L. de Jesús

Bitter Fruit: The Politics of Black-Korean Conflict in New York City - Claire Jean Kim
Dangerous Crossings: Race, Species, and Nature in a Multicultural Age - Claire Jean Kim

Racial Transformations: Latinos and Asians Remaking the United States, Nicholas de Genova
Technicolor: Race, Technology, and Everyday Life - eds. Alondra Nelson, Thuy Linh N. Tu, Alicia Headlam Hines

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 T.  Saito

The Politics of Exclusion The Failure of Race-Neutral Policies in Urban America - Leland T. Saito

Zoned Out! Race, Displacement, and City Planning in New York City - Eds. Tom Angotti and Sylvia Morse

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 Golden Mountain - Easurk Emsen Charr

Omoni: a Brave Woman - Daisy Chun Rhodes

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks - Rebecca Skloot

Race, Class, Gender: An Anthology - Margaret Anderson, Patricia Hill Collins

Black Feminist Thought - Patricia Hill Collins

Feminist Theory: From Margin to Center - bell hooks

Rotten English: A Literary Anthology - Dohra Ahmad

Detained and Deported: Stories of Immigrant Families Under Fire - Margaret Regan

Queering Sexual Violence: Radical Voices from Within the Anti-Violence Movement - Jennifer Patterson

Everything You Wanted to Know about Indians But Were Afraid to Ask - Anton Treuer

Those Who Belong: Identity, Family, Blood, and Citizenship among the White Earth Anishinaabeg (American Indian Studies) - Jill Doerfler

The Psychic Hold of Slavery: Legacies in American Expressive Culture - Soyica Diggs Colbert, Robert J. Patterson, Aida Levy-Hussen

Rebel Girls: Youth Activism and Social Change Across the Americas - Jessica K. Taft

Harlem Is Nowhere: A Journey to the Mecca of Black America - Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts

Brown Is the New White: How the Demographic Revolution Has Created a New American Majority - Steve Phillips

Spaces between Us: Queer Settler Colonialism and Indigenous Decolonization (First Peoples: New Directions Indigenous) - Scott Lauria Morgensen

Nobody: Casualties of America's War on the Vulnerable, from Ferguson to Flint and Beyond - Marc Lamont Hill, Todd Brewster

The Good Immigrant - Nikesh Shukla

Citizen: An American Lyric - Claudia Rankine

A Line in the Tar Sands: Struggles for Environmental Justice - Toban Black, Stephen D'Arcy, Tony Weis

Sisters of the Revolution: A Feminist Speculative Fiction Anthology - Ann VanderMeer, Jeff VanderMeer

Rad Women Worldwide: Artists and Athletes, Pirates and Punks, and Other Revolutionaries Who Shaped History - Kate Schatz, Miriam Klein Stahl

Who Do You Serve, Who Do You Protect?: Police Violence and Resistance in the United States - Maya Schenwar, Joe Macaré, Alana Yu-lan Price

Policing the Planet: Why the Policing Crisis Led to Black Lives Matter - Jordan T. Camp, Christina Heatherton

Occasional Papers (v. 1 - v. 5) - Korean American Historical Society

Seeing the Light: Four Decades in Chinatown - Dean Wong

Ideas for Action: Relevant Theory for Radical Change - Cynthia Kaufman

The Red Swan: Myths and Tales of the American Indians - John Bierhorst

Presumed Incompetent: The Intersections of Race and Class for Women in Academia  - Gabriella Gutiérrez y Muhs, Yolanda Flores Niemann, Carmen G. González

Tell the Truth & Shame the Devil: The Life, Legacy, and Love of My Son Michael Brown - Lezley McSpadden, Lyah Beth LeFlore

We Gon' Be Alright: Notes on Race and Resegregation - Jeff Chang

Talking Back: Voices of Color - Nellie Wong

Writing the Walls Down: A Convergence of LGBTQ Voices - Helen Klonaris, Amir Rabiyah

Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race - Margot Lee Shetterly


Radical Reproductive Justice: Foundation, Theory, Practice, Critique - Loretta Ross and Erika Derkas

This Indian Country: American Indian Activists and the Place They Made - Frederick Hoxie

Black Indians: A Hidden Heritage - William Loren Katz

IndiVisible: African-Native American Lives in the Americas - Gabrielle Tayac

A History of the Indians of the United States (The Civilization of the American Indian Series) - Angie Debo

Black Sexual Politics: African Americans, Gender, and the New Racism - Patricia Hill Collins

Home Girls: A Black Feminist Anthology - Barbara Smith

The Color of Crime (Second Edition): Racial Hoaxes, White Fear, Black Protectionism, Police Harassment, and Other Macroaggressions (Critical America) - Katheryn Russell-Brown

Immigrant America: A Portrait - Alejandro Portes and Rubén G. Rumbaut

In Search of Respect: Selling Crack in El Barrio (Structural Analysis in the Social Sciences) - Philippe Bourgois
Thinking Its Presence: Form, Race and Subjectivity in Contemporary Asian American Poetry by Dorothy J. Wang

An Ethics of Betrayal: The Politics of Otherness in Emergent U.S. Literatures and Cultures - Crystal Parikh

Asian American Compass: A Guide to Navigating the Community - Asian American Institute

A View From the Bottom: Asian American Masculinity and Sexual Representation - Tan Hoang Nguyen


  • Yellow Woman Speaks (Selected Poems), by Merle Woo
  • The Anatomy of Being, by Shinji Moon
  • Born Palestinian, Born Black - Suheir Hammad
  • Juvenilia, by Ken Chen
  • Dance Dance Revolution: Poems, Cathy Park Hong
  • No Matter the Wreckage, by Sarah Kay
  • What have you done to our ears to make us hear echoes? Arlene Kim
  • Real Karaoke People Ed Bok Lee
  • Whorled Ed Bok Lee
  • Commons, Myung Mi Kim
  • Loop of Jade, by Sarah Howe
  • Floating Brilliant Gone, by Franny Choi
  • Song I Sing, by Bao Phi
  • Afterland, by Mai Der Vang
  • Iep Jaltok: Poems from a Marshallese Daughter (Sun Tracks), by Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner
  • My American Kundiman, by Patrick Rosal
  • When I Grow Up I Want to Be a List of Further Possibilities, by Chen Chen
  • Night Sky with Exit Wounds, by Ocean Vuong
  • The Temperature of This Water, by Ishle Yi Park
  • Rose, Li Young Lee
  • The City in Which I Love You, Li Young Lee
  • If They Should Come For Us, Fatimah Asghar
  • Premonitions: The Kaya Anthology of New Asian North American Poetry, Editor: Walter K. Lew
    Archipelago, Arthur Sze
    The Gingko Light, Arthur Sze
    Quipu, Arthur Sze
  • Compass Rose, Arthur Sze
  • Camp Notes and Other Poems, Mitsuye Yamada
  • Queer Heartache, Kit Yan
  • When the Chant Comes, Kay Ulanday Barrett
  • A Place Called No Homeland, Kai Cheng Thom
  • We, the Dangerous, Janice Mirikitani
  • Indivisible: An Anthology of Contemporary South Asian American Poetry
  • Look, Solmaz Sharif
  • Seam, Tarfia Faizullah
  • Split, Cathy Linh Che
  • from unincorporated territory [saina], Craig Santos Perez
  • Mad Honey Symposium, Sally Wen Mao
  • Imago, Joseph Legaspi
  • The History of Anonymity, Jennifer Chang
  • Bright Felon, Kazim Ali
  • Imaginary Vessels, Paisley Rekdal
  • House A, Jennifer S. Cheng
  • Blood, Sparrows, and Sparrows, Eugenia Leigh
  • The Vertical Interrogation of Strangers, Bhanu Kapil
  • Overpour, Jane Wong
  • From the Earthworm to the Night, by Jess X. Snow
  • Dear Jenny, We Are All Find, by Jenny Zhang
  • Diamond Grill, by Fred Wah (Canadian)
  • The Predicament of Or by Shani Mootoo (Canadian)


  • A Case of Exploding Mangoes - Mohammed Hanif
    No-No Boy -
    John Okada
  • 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
  • A Tale for the Time Being - Ruth Ozeki
  • Stop Kiss – Diana Son (play)
  • 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
    The Book of Salt - Monique Truong
  • Kelly – Monique Truong
  • “Traveling to Opal” – Paisley Rekdal
  • The Purple Heart – Vincent Yee
  • The Gangster We are All looking For  le thi diem thuy
  • Secret Asian Man: The Daily Days - Tak Toyoshima
  • Woman Warrior - Maxine Hong Kingston
  • Dream Jungle - Jessica Hagedorn
  • Dogeaters - Jessica Hagedorn
  • The Gangster of Love - Jessica Hagedorn
  • 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 - Ha Jin
  • In the Pond - Ha Jin
  • Paper Daughter: A Memoir by Elaine Mar
  • Girl in Translation - Jean Kwok
  • Mambo in Chinatown - Jean Kwok
  • Blu’s Hanging - Lois Ann Yamanaka
  • Saturday Night at the Pahala Theater - Lois Ann Yamanaka
  • When My Name Was Keoko - Linda Sue Park
  • Ribbons - Laurence Yep
  • The Traitor: Golden Mountain Chronicles 1885 - Laurence 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 Namesake - - Jhumpa Lahiri
  • The Lowland - - Jhumpa Lahiri
  • Unaccustomed Earth - Jhumpa Lahiri
  • Interpreter of Maladies  - 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 Grass Roof - Younghill Kang
  • East Goes West: the Making of an Oriental Yankee - Younghill Kang
  • The Happy Grove  - Younghill Kang
  • Meditations of the Lover - Younghill Kang
  • The Latehomecomer: A Hmong Family Memoir - Kao Kalia Yang
  • Southland - Nina Revoyr
  • Wingshooters - Nina Revoyr
  • The Necessary Hunger - Nina Revyor
  • The Buddha in the Attic - Julie Otsuka
  • When the Emperor was Divine - Julie Otsuka
  • Taipei - Tao Lin
  • A Gesture Life: A Novel - Chang-Rae Lee
  • Rolling the R’s - R. Zamora Linmark
    Leche -  R. Zamora Linmark
  • The Arrival - Shaun Tan
  • The God of Small Things - Arundhati Roy
  • The Fire Sacrifice - Susham Bedi
  • Corona - Bushra Rehman
  • Monstress - Lysley Tenorio
  • The Umbrella Country - Bino Realuyo
  • A Thousand Splendid Suns - Khaled Hosseini
  • The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
  • The Space Between Us - Thrity Umrigar
  • A Good Indian Wife - Anne Cherian
  • Tamarind Woman - Anita Rau Badami
  • Londonstani - Gautam Malkani
  • Dictee - Theresa Hak Kyung Cha
  • Haroun & the Sea of Stories - Salman Rushdie
  • The Sly Company of People Who Care - Rahul Bhattacharya
  • Jahaji: An Anthology of Indo-Caribbean Fiction - Frank Birbalsingh
  • Digging Up the Mountains - Neil Bissoondath
  • Breakout: Surviving Abuse and Alcoholism. This is My Story. - Sukree Boodram
  • Caribbean New Wave: Contemporary Short Stories - Stewart Brown
  • Quarantine - Rahul Mehta
  • Soucouyant - David Chariandy
  • Chutney Power - Willi Chen
  • AIIEEEEE! An Anthology of Asian American Writers - Chin, et. al.
  • A Small Place - Jamaica Kincaid
  • Warrior Lessons: An Asian American Woman's Journey into Power Paperback - Phoebe Eng
  • China Men - Maxine Hong Kingston
  • Daughters of the Samurai: A Journey from East to West and Back - Janice P. Nimura
  • Almost Home: Finding a Place in the World from Kashmir to New York - Githa Hariharan
  • Still Life with Rice - Helie Lee
  • Two Spirits, One Heart: A Mother, Her Transgender Son, and Their Journey to Love and Acceptance
  • - Marsha Aizumi, Aiden Takeo Aizumi
  • The Sympathizer: A Novel - Viet Thanh Nguyen
  • The Refugees - Viet Thanh Nguyen
  • Rani Patel in Full Effect - Sonia Patel
  • The Wangs vs. the World - Jade Chang
  • Muslim Girl: A Coming of Age - Amani Al-Khatahtbeh
  • Malgudi Days - R. K. Narayan, Jhumpa Lahiri
  • Serpentine - Cindy Pon
  • The Sun Is Also a Star - Nicola Yoon
  • Hotel Arcadia - Sunny Singh
  • Insatiable: Porn-A Love Story - Asa Akira
  • Controlled - Neesha Arter
  • The Home That Was Our Country: A Memoir of Syria - Alia Malek
  • For Today I Am a Boy - Kim Fu
  • Marriage of a Thousand Lies - SJ Sindu
  • Prison Baby: A Memoir - Deborah Jiang-Stein
  • The Sorrow of War: A Novel of North Vietnam - Bao Ninh and Frank Palmos
  • Last Night I Dreamed of Peace: The Diary of Dang Thuy Tram - Dang Thuy Tram
  • When Broken Glass Floats: Growing Up Under the Khmer Rouge - Chanrithy Him
  • First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers - Loung Ung
  • The Paper Menagerie - Ken Liu
  • Everything I Never Told You - Celeste Ng
  • Harmless Like You by Rowan Hisayo Buchanan
  • Things to Make and Break by May Lan Tan
  • Bone by Fae Myenne Ng
  • Green Island - Shawna Yang Ryan
  • The Leavers - Lisa Ko
    Miss Burma - Charmaine Craig
    Sour Heart - Jenny Zhang
  • A Brief Alphabet of Torture  - Vi Khi Nao
  • Phoenix Eyes and Other Stories - Russell Leong
  • Bright Lines by Tanwi Nandini Islam
  • The Repatriation Of Henry Chin: A Novel - Isaac Ho
  • It’s Not Like It’s A Secret - Misa Sugiura
  • I Hotel - Karen Tei Yamashita
  • Through the Arc of the Rainforest - Karen Tei Yamashita
  • Tropic of Orange - Karen Tei Yamashita
  • Brazil-Maru - Karen Tei Yamashita
  • This is a bust - Ed Lin
  • Waylaid - Ed Lin
  • Ghost Month - Ed Lin
  • Incensed - Ed Lin
  • You Private Person -  Richard Chiem
  • A Bestiary - Lily Hoang
  • Sugar and Salt - Ninotchka Rosca
  • Anil’s Ghost - Michael Ondaatje
  • Ten Thousand Sorrows - Elizabeth Kim
  • The Kappa Child - Hiromi Goto (Canadian)
  • Disappearing Moon Cafe by Sky Lee (Canadian)
  • The Concubine’s Children by Denise Chong (Canadian)
  • Paper Shadows by Wayson Choy (Canadian)
  • Midnight at the Dragon Cafe by Judy Fong Bates (Canadian)

Graphic Novels

  • One! Hundred! Demons! – Lynda Barry (graphic novel)
  • VIETNAMERICA –  GB Tran (graphic novel)
  • The Best We Could Do - Thi Bui (graphic novel)
  • Secret Identities –  artist collab (comic book style)
  • Shattered – artist collab (comic book style)
  • American Born Chinese - Gene Luen Yang (graphic novel)
  • Ms. Marvel- Sana Amanat, Stephen Wacker, G. Willow Wilson, Adrian Alphona (comic book style)
  • Trust No Aunty- Maria Qamar (graphic novel)
  • Super Sikh- Supreet Singh Machanda
  • Turning Japanese, MariNaomi
  • Sunday in the Park with Boys & various works, Jane Mai
  • Your Illustrated Guide to Becoming One With the Universe & various works, Yumi Sakugawa 
  • Various works by Shing Yin Khor (webcomic)
  • Mooncakes, Wendy Xu (webcomic)
  • Fly Me to a Parallel Dimension, Angie Wang (webcomic)

Children’s Books[a]

  • The Great Wall of Lucy Wu - Wendy Wan-Long Shang
  • Inside Out and Back Again - Thanh Ha Lai
  • Jar of Dreams - Yoshiko Uchida
  • Journey Home - Yoshiko Uchida
  • Juna’s Jar - Jane Bahk
  • Mixed Me! By Taye Diggs
  • Counting by Seven - Holly Goldberg Sloan
  • Kai’s Journey to Gold Mountain - Katrina Saltonstall Currier
  • Coolies - Yin
  • Where the Sunflowers Grow - Amy Lee-Tai
  • Baseball Saved Us - Ken Mochizuki
  • Going Home, Coming Home - Truong Tran
  • Chachaji’s Cup - Uma Krishnaswami
  • Apple Pie Fourth of July - Janet S. Wong
  • The Name Jar - Yangsook Choi
  • Good Luck Ivy! - Lisa Yee
  • List of 10 Chinese American children’s books 

Research / Establishing Asian American Studies

  • A Companion to Asian American Studies - Kent A. Ono
  • Asian American Panethnicity: Challenges and Possibilities - Yen Le Espiritu
  • Asian American Studies: A Reader - Min Song, Jean Yu-Sen, Shen Wu
  • Asian American Studies Now: A Critical Reader - Jean Yu-Wen, Shen Wu, Thomas Chen, Jean Wu
  • Henna and Hip Hop: The Politics of Cultural Production and the Work of Cultural Studies - Sunaina Maira
  • In Defense of Asian American Studies - Sucheng Chan
  • South Asian American students’ (negative) experiences in schools - Punita Chhabra Rice (link)
  • South Asian Americans’ Perceptions and Experiences in K-12 Environments - research presentation poster - Punita Chhabra Rice (downloadable PDF link)
  • The 1992 Los Angeles Riots and the Asian American Abandonment Narrative as Political Fiction - Tamara K. Nopper
  • The Chinese Exclusion Example: Race, Immigration, and American Gatekeeping, 1882-1924 - Erika Lee
  • Toward an Asian American Legal Scholarship - Robert Chang



Intersectionality & SES issues

Interest Area: Black-Asian and Latinx-Asian Identities

Interest Area: Black-Asian Solidarity

Interest area: South Asian Americans, Islamophobia

Interest area: Being Queer and Asian


  • Recipes from My Home Kitchen: Asian and American Comfort Food - Christine Ha
  • From Mothers to Mothers: A Collection of Traditional Asian Postpartum Recipes - Khanh Hoa Thi Nguyen, BA (Editor), Marilyn P. Wong, MD, MPH (Editor)
  • Hot Thai Kitchen: Demystifying Thai Cuisine with Authentic Recipes to Make at Home - Pailin Chongchitnant
  • Maangchi's Real Korean Cooking: Authentic Dishes for the Home Cook - Maangchi
  • Vietnamese Food with Helen's Recipes - Helen Le
  • Simply Pho: A Complete Course in Preparing Authentic Vietnamese Meals at Home - Helen Le
  • Into the Vietnamese Kitchen: Treasured Foodways, Modern Flavors - Andrea Nguyen
  • From the Earth: Chinese Vegetarian Cooking - Eileen Yin-Fei Lo

Film, Performance, Audio


Existing list - https://letterboxd.com/debbiechang/list/asian-american-films/ 

  • 9 Man
  • A Village Called Versailles
  • American Desi
  • Bend It Like Beckham
  • Better Luck Tomorrow
  • Chinatown: A Changing Neighborhood
  • Chocolate
  • Daughter From Da Nang
  • Death of a Shaman
  • The Debut (2000)
    First Person Plural
  • Gook (2017)
  • In the Mood for Love
  • Journey From The Fall
  • Margarita with a Straw
    Mississippi Masala
  • The Motel
  • My Beautiful Laundrette
  • Meet the Patels
  • Operation Babylift
  • Reel Bad Arabs
  • Saving Face
  • The Search for General Tso
  • Searching 4 Sandeep
  • Seoul Searching (2015) - Benson Lee
  • The Slanted Screen
  • Spa Night
  • The Tiger Hunter
  • The World Unseen
  • Today’s Special
  • True (1999) - Jay Koh
  • Twinsters
  • Vietnam: American Holocaust
  • Vincent Who
  • Wet Sand: Voices from L.A.
  • Who Killed Vincent Chin
  • Yellow (1998) - Chris Chan Lee

Short Films (and Television)

  • All-American Girl
  • Brown Girls (web series); coming soon to HBO as a full length tv show
  • My Brown Eyes (1996) - Jay Koh
  • Fresh off the Boat
  • People Like Us (web series)
  • Post Racial - Tim Tsai
  • The Other Love Story (web series)
  • Master of None
  • Dr. Ken

Other Media (Plays)

  • Yellow Face - David Henry Hwang
  • M. Butterfly - David Henry Hwang
    FOB - David Henry Hwang
  • Between Worlds: Contemporary Asian-American Plays - ed. Misha Berson (TCG 1990)
  • Asian American Drama: 9 Plays from the Multiethnic Landscape - ed. Brian Nelson (Applause 1997)
  • Unbroken Thread: An Anthology of Plays by Asian American Women - ed. Roberta Uno (University of Massachusetts Press 1993)
  • Seven Contemporary Plays from the Korean Diaspora in the Americas - ed. Esther Kim Lee
  • Sex in Seattle (2001-2012) - SIS Productions
  • The Chickencoop Chinaman - Frank Chin
  • AmplifyHER (Zine) - RAISE (Revolutionizing Asian American Immigrant Stories on the East Coast) and DRUM - South Asian Organizing Center
  • Murder in the Royal Palace - Younghill Kang
  • Bolinao 52 - Huu Duc Nguyen
  • Charles Francis Chan, Jr.'s Exotic Oriental Murder Mystery - Lloyd Suh (link)


  • Rad Chinese - Podcast recordings of a grassroots Chinese org’s discussions to reveal systems of oppression and help us work towards alternatives
  • New Books in Asian American Studies
  • Sweet and Sour - a podcast exploring different facets of the Asian American experience
  • Yo, is this Racist? - Intersectional discussions of contemporary racial issues and reactions
  • Nancy Podcast - Exploring LGBTQIA+ narratives and the intersections of race, abilities, etc
  • Project Voice - Project Voice is a podcast series dedicated to increasing visibility on issues that Asian/Asian American women face daily as well as providing a platform where their community can go to for guidance and resources 


  • Anderson Paak
  • Anik Khan
  • Asobi Seksu
  • Awkwafina
  • Bambu
  • Baidu
  • Bitch Magnet
  • Blue Scholars
  • Bow Wow Wow
  • Bruno Mars
  • Daniel Damian Pak
  • Danny Brown
  • DEAN
  • Dumbfoundead
  • Eyvind Kang
  • Far East Movement
  • Gabe Bondoc
  • Gowe (Gifted On West East)
  • Half Waif
  • Halogen Orange
  • Harvey Danger
  • Heems
  • ILoveMakonnen
  • Indiginis
  • Jai Wolf
  • Jake Shimabukuro
  • Japanese Breakfast
  • Jay Park
  • Jay Som
  • Jhené Aiko
  • June Marieezy
  • Kero & Azure (Jazzhop)
  • Kina Grannis
  • King Pleaxure
  • The Kings
  • Kishi Bashi
  • The Kominas
  • Lijie (The Music Maker)
  • Lions Ambition
  • Little Big League
  • LODI
  • Low Leaf
  • Lush
  • Annabella Lwin
  • Magnetic North
  • The Magnetic Fields
  • Manila Killa
  • Melissa Polinar
  • MIA
  • Mike Min
  • Mitski
  • No Doubt
  • Raja Kumari
  • Rostam
  • Ruby Ibarra
  • Run River North
  • Sean Lennon
  • Shilpa Ray (& Her Happy Hookers)
  • Shivum Sharma
  • Smashing Pumpkins
  • St. Lenox
  • Soundgarden
  • Swet Shop Boys
  • Taiyo-Na
  • Tangerine
  • TALA
  • Thao (Nguyen) & the Get Down Stay Down
  • The Naked and Famous
  • Visqueen
  • Xiu Xiu
  • The Yeah Yeah Yeahs
  • Yuna
  • Zayn
  • ZHU

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[a]It looks like there are YA novels amongst the Novels section- at some point a mod could move some down?