eBook Voices of the Asian American and Pacific Islander Experience, 1st Edition

  • Sang Chi
  • Emily Moberg Robinson
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  • ISBN-10: 1598843559
  • ISBN-13: 9781598843552
  • DDC: 973.0495
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 700 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released November 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012
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Overview

This unique work presents an extraordinary breadth of contemporary and historical views on Asian America and Pacific Islanders, conveyed through the voices of the men and women who lived these experiences over more than 150 years.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Preface.
Introduction.
Chronology.
1: General Asian American.
2: The Page Law, 1875.
3: National Origins Act, 1924.
4: War Brides Act, 1945.
5: McCarran-Walter Act, 1952.
6: Indochina Migration and Refugee Assistance Act, 1975.
7: Asian American Movement: The San Francisco State Strike.
8: “The Story of Hyphen,” 2003.
9: Asian American Alliance, Political Committee, Columbia University, 2006.
10: SAALT (South Asian Americans Leading Together), “Making the Case: Why Build a South Asian Identity,” 2006.
11: Mike Lee, “Why Asian Girls Go for White Guys,” 2007.
12: Mike Lee, “A Comment on Asian Christians: A Friend’ Response,” 2007.
13: Belinda Dronkers-Laureta, “Asian Family Values,” 2008.
14: AsianWeek, “A New Hope for Asian Americans,” 2008.
15: Jozjozjoz, “Buddha-Chic!” 2008.
16: Ernie Hsuing, “Rainbow Nation and Gay Asian Male Stereotypes,” 2008.
17: John, “Asian Americans Going on a Date in a Wells Fargo Commercial,” 2008.
18: Beverly Chen, “The Strength of Sisters,” 2008.
19: John, “ABC’s Nightline Profiles Raymond Zheng, ‘Brillant Kid,’” and Rob, “Raising Your Kid: Problems with the ‘Raymond Zheng’ Approach,” 2009.
20: Frances Kai-Hwa Wang, “Attack of the Asianphile,” 2009.
21: Timothy Chiu, “On Talking with or without an Accent,” 2009.
22: Kathy Wang, “Racism: An Amateur’s Perspective,” 2009.
23: Timothy Chiu, “Where are the Asian Ceos?” and “The Bamboo Ceiling,” 2009.
24: Rob, “Asians can be Just as Racist Too!” 2009.
25: Jeff, “Asian-American Kids: Moving Back and Forth between Asia,” 2009.
26: Jeff, “Tall, Short, and Segregated Asians: Six Lessons from a Basketball Season,” 2009.
27: Hindu American Foundation, “Yoga beyond Asana: Hindu thought in Practice,” 2010.
28: American Samoa.
29: Eni F. H. Faleomavaega, “Regarding the Minimum Wage in American Samoa,” 2003.
30: Help Samoa Disaster Relief Coalition Press Release, “How Samoans in America Got Together to Help Their People,” 2009.
31: Tafea Polamalu, “Diasporic Dream: Letter to Grandfather,” 2009 and “Daddy Said,” 2010.
32: Bangladeshi American.
33: Kanwal Rahman, Interview by Rajika Bhandari, July 15, 1999.
34: Farah Akbar, “A Troubling Cultural Gap,” 2010.
35: Cambodian American.
36: United Cambodian Community Booklet, Long Beach, California, 1990.
37: Karen Kauv Sun, Interview by Janean Baker, 1993.
38: Kong Phok, Interview by Barbara Lau, 2000.
39: Ran Kong, Interview by Barbara Lau, 2001.
40: Leendavy Koung, “You cannot Lose Your Spirit,” 2001.
41: Vatey Seng, the Price We Paid, 2005.
42: Chinese American.
43: The Golden Hills’ News, “The Chinese Exodus,” 1854.
44: William Speer, “An Answer to the Common Objections to Chinese Testimony,” 1857.
45: Kwang Chang Ling, “Letters of Kwang Chang Ling: The Chinese Side of the Chinese Question,” 1878.
46: Woman’s Union Mission of San Francisco, 1881.
47: Transcript of Chinese Exclusion Act, 1882.
48: “California Chinese Mission,” 1882–1883.
49: Tape v. Hurley, 1885.
50: Yick Wo v. Hopkins, 1886.
51: “An Address from the Workingmen of San Francisco to Their Brothers throughout the Pacific Coast,” 1888.
52: Tuck Wo & Company Bankruptcy Case, 1909.
53: Angel Island Poem, by One from Ziangshan, Undated, between 1910–1940.
54: The Case of Huey Jing and Huey Fong, 1913.
55: Portland Tong Peace Agreement, 1917.
56: Yee Wee Thing Betrayal Letter, 1920.
57: Mary Young Chan, Marriage Certificate and Court Summons, 1921.
58: C. P. Colegrave, “Among the Chinese,” ca. 1930.
59: Carol Green Wilson, Chinatown Quest, 1931.
60: Charles Shepherd, “The Story of Lee, Wong and Ah Jing,” 1933.
61: Ruth Chinn, Interview by Stafford Lewis, 1938.
62: Yee Bing Quai, Interrogation Files, 1938.
63: Wing Luke, “Remarks,” August 17, 1960.
64: John Dong, Interview by Elizabeth Calciano, 1967.
65: Rosenberg v. Yee Chien Woo, 1971.
66: Esther Don Tang, “Memories of Mother and Father,” 1995.
67: Fred Pang, “Asian-Pacific Americans: Microcosm of Greater National Mix,” 1997.
68: Sifu Cheung Shu Pui, “Chinatown without Lion Dancers would be a Community Filled with Regret,” 2001.
69: Ted Tsukiyama, “Eulogy for Hung Wai Ching,” 2002.
70: Maggie Gee, Interview by Leah McGarrigle, Robin Li, and Kathryn Stine, 2003.
71: Shuyuan Li, “Walking on Solid Ground,” 2003.
72: Esther Don Tang, “Thoughts on the Chinese Community Today,” 2005.
73: Daniel Yang, “To Live and Die in (or East of) LA: The Life of a Former Asian American Gang Member,” 2006.
74: Joy Wong, “The Whole Picture,” 2008.
75: Roland Hwang, “The Vincent Chin Case Remembered 25 Years Later,” 2007.
76: Eddie Fung, “Chinatown Kid, Texas Cowboy, Prisoner of War,” 2007.
77: Eddy Zheng, “Autobiography @ 33,” 2007.
78: John, “How Bruce Lee Changed the World,” 2009.
79: Frances Kai-Hwa Wang, “From a Whisper to a Rallying Cry,” 2009.
80: Adam Cheung, “Encounter with Crazy Ming,” 2010.
81: Alice Shi Kembel, “My Mother’s Purse,” 2010.
82: Filipino American.
83: Excerpt from Angeles Monrayo’s Tomorrow’s Memories: A Diary, 1924–1928.
84: Antonio E. Velasco, “Filipino Student Suffers from Pang of Race Prejudice,” 1928.
85: Mariano Guiang, Interview by Carolina Koslosky, 1976.
86: Apolonia Dangzalan, Interview by Meri Knaster, 1977.
87: Frank Barba, Interview by Meri Knaster, 1977.
88: Rufino F. Cacabelos, “Autobiography,” 1992.
89: Excerpt from Evangeline Canonizado Buell’s Twenty-Five Chickens and a Pig for a Bride: Growing Up in a Filipino Immigrant Family, 2006.
90: Robert Bernardo, “Strangers among Us,” 2006, and Interview with Eliyahu Enriquez, 2009.
91: Estella Habal, “How I Became a Revolutionary,” 2007.
92: JoAnn Balingit, Three Poems and an Essay, 2007.
93: Catherine Ceniza Choy, “How to Stand up and Dive,” 2007.
94: “An Asian-American in the Music Business: Interview with Ryan Buendia,” 2009.
95: Gem P. Daus, “Discovering Carlos Bulosan,” 2010.
96: Robert Francis Flor, “Alaskero Memories,” 2010.
97: Eliyahu Enriquez, “Inquisitory Karma” and “Mahogany Mantle,” 2010.
98: Cynthia Vasallo, “Most American,” 2010.
99: Guamanian American.
100: Hartley Ochavillo, “Leaving Guam,” 2009.
101: Native Hawai’ian American.
102: Ke Ali’i Bernice Pauahi Paki Bishop, “Will and Codicils,” 1883.
103: Lili‘uokalani, Hawai’i’s Story by Hawai’i’s Queen, 1898.
104: U.S. Public Law 103-150, “The Apology Resolution,” 1993.
105: Hawaiian Constitutional Convention, 2008.
106: M. J. Halelaukoa Garvin, “How do You See Yourself?” 2009.
107: Jeno Enocencio, “Surviving the Enemy,” 2009.
108: Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act, S. 381, 2009.
109: Himalayan American.
110: Anonymous, “A College Graduate: To be or Not to be,” 2005.
111: Anonymous, “Migyul Youth” Questions and Answers, 2005.
112: Sonam G. Sherpa, “My Identity” and “As American as Apple Pie. What’s in a Name?” 2005.
113: Roshani Adhikary, “Nepali Grrl Blues,” 2005.
114: Tenzin Shakya, “Living as ‘Other’ in the U.S.A.,” 2008.
115: Shilpa Lama, “One Nepalese Woman’s Journey to America,” 2009.
116: Prem and Kumari Tamang, Interview by Emily Moberg Robinson, 2010.
117: Hmong American.
118: Pang Xiong Sirirathasuk Sikoun, Interview by Sally Peterson, 2006.
119: Chao Xiong, “Waiting, ‘Not Knowing if They are Even Alive,’” 2007 and Sheng Xiong, “Address to the United States National Press Club,” 2009.
120: Critical Hmong Studies Collective, “Persistent Invisibility: Hmong Americans are Silenced,” 2008.
121: Katie Ka Vang, “Uncle’s Visit,” 2008.
122: Noukou Thao, “Dowry,” 2009.
123: Sheng Yang and Sami Scripter, Excerpt from Cooking from the Heart, 2009.
124: May Lee-Yang and Katie Ka Vang, Interview by Bakka Magazine, 2009.
125: Bee Vang and Louisa Schein, “A Conversation on Race and Acting,” 2010.
126: Ly Chong Thong Jalao, “Looking Gran Torino in the Eye: A Review,” 2010.
127: Indian American.
128: Mary Bamford, Angel Island: The Ellis Island of the West, 1917.
129: U.S. v. Bhagat Singh Thind, 1923.
130: Mary T. Mathew, Interview by Rashmi Varna, 1999.
131: Anita Chawla, Interview by Peggy Bulger, 2001.
132: Dj Rekha, Interview by Demetrius Cheeks, 2007.
133: Sweta Srivastava Vikram, “Racist or a Victim?” 2009.
134: Athena Kashyap, Four Poems, 2009.
135: Sandip Roy, “The Great Diwali Fight and Obama,” 2009.
136: Rajiv Srinivasan, “My Battle within: The Identity Crisis of a Hindu Soldier in the US Army,” 2009.
137: Ainee Fatima, “To My Mother,” “Blues from a Black Burqah,” and “Graceland Part I,” 2009.
138: John, “ABCD’s: American-Born Confused Desis,” 2009.
139: Sanjay Patel, Interview by Grain Edit, 2010.
140: Indonesian American.
141: Nadia Syahmalina, “Kamu Bukan Orang Sini,” 2001.
142: Peter Phwan, “Game of Chance: Chinese Indonesians Play Asylum Roulette in the United States,” 2009.
143: William Wright, “Indonesian Makes New Life in America,” 2009.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Japanese American.
2: Joseph Heco, The Narrative of a Japanese; What He has Seen and the People He has Met in the Course of the Last Forty Years, 1895.
3: George Henry Himes, “An Account of the First Japanese Native in Oregon,” ca. 1904.
4: The Gentlemen’s Agreement, 1907–1908.
5: Alien Land Law, California, 1913.
6: “Shall Japanese Americans in Idaho be Treated with Fairness and Justice or Not?” 1921.
7: Ryu Kishima, Deportation Documents, 1936.
8: Executive Order 9066, 1942 and Evacuation Poster, “Instructions to All Persons of Japanese Ancestry Living in the Following Area:” 1942.
9: 442nd Regimental Combat Team, 1941–1945.
10: Hayao Chuman, Letters and Affidavit, 1946–1967.
11: Territory of Hawai’i Legislature, House Resolution No. 61, 1955.
12: Tak Kubota, “Japanese American Citizens League Memo about Failure to Repeal Alien Land Laws in Washington State,” 1962.
13: Biography of George Tsutakawa, 1978.
14: Fred Korematsu, Writ of Coram Nobis, 1984.
15: Hiroshi Shikuma, Interview by Randall Jarrell, 1986.
16: Yuri Kochiyama, Interview by the Revolutionary Worker, 1988.
17: Milton Murayama, Five Years on a Rock, 1994.
18: Naeko Isagawa Keen, Interview by Daniel Clark, 1995.
19: Alice Ohashi Kuroiwa, “Life and Education of the Older Children of Immigrant Parents (Born Between 1910–1925),” 1996.
20: Brenda Wong Aoki, “Uncle Gunjiro’s Girlfriend: The True Story of the First Hapa Baby,” 1998.
21: Ryo Imamura, Interview by Stephen Fugita and Erin Kimura, 1999.
22: Richard Aoki, Interview by Dolly Veale, Undated (Post-1999).
23: Bruce Yamashita, a Most Unlikely Hero, 2003.
24: LaVerne Sasaki, “Tule Lake Pilgrimage Memorial,” and Jeanette Shin, “Transformations,” 2006.
25: Fumitaka Matsuoka, “Benediction at GTU Graduates of Color Ceremony,” 2008.
26: Yumi Sakugawa, “An Asian American Wedding,” 2009.
27: University of California Senate Resolution to Award Honorary Degrees to Japanese American Internees, 2009.
28: Patrick Hayashi, Honorary Degree Ceremony Remarks, 2009.
29: Wendy Maruyama, Interview by Joyce Lovelace, 2009.
30: Stuart Hada, “Small Satisfactions,” 2009.
31: Charlene Gima, “Odori Story,” 2009.
32: The Hawai’i United Okinawa Association (HUOA) History and Guiding Philosophies, 2010.
33: Midwest Buddhist Temple, Ginza Festival, 2010.
34: Dean Koyama, “The Fullness of Obon,” 2010.
35: Korean American.
36: Han Bong Soon, Immigration Interview, 1940.
37: Lucy, “ ‘Lucy’ Sails for ’Frisco,” 1954.
38: This Life of Mine—Chong Chin Joe, 1967.
39: Koreans in Mexico—Gail Whang Desmond, 1975.
40: Sook-ja Kim, Interview by Myong-ja Lee Kwon, February–April 1996.
41: Sonia Sunoo, Interview by Anna Charr Kim, January 17, 2001.
42: Phil Yu, “Keepin’ It Real with the Rice Fields,” 2001.
43: You Mi Kim, “Diary of a Sex Slave,” 2006.
44: Min Jung Kim, “Bi-Racial Couples—A First Person Account,” 2007.
45: Letters on the Korean “Lost Colony,” 2009.
46: Jee Suh, “Immigrants with Accents Still Being Treated with Disrespect,” 2009.
47: Korean American Adoptees.
48: Lao American.
49: Bounheng Inversin, “Laotian Americans in the News,” 2001; Lao Angelz Newsletter, “Our Mission,” 2001.
50: Interview with Ou Chiew Saetern; Letter From His Sister, 2003.
51: Bryan Thao Worra, “Asian-Americans Must Speak up,” 2005.
52: Xuliyah Potong, “Adopted American,” 2007.
53: Takashi Matsumoto, “Finding Takashi,” 2008.
54: Nye Noona (Ginger), “The Face of Laotians (Americans) are Changing,” 2008.
55: Malaysian American.
56: Shymala Dason, “Outside His Window,” 2010.
57: Pakistani American.
58: “Salman Ahmad in the News,” 2006.
59: Wajahat Ali, “The Perpoose Story: The Minority Preschool Experience,” 2008.
60: Asma Hasan, Interview by Nadia Mohammad, 2008.
61: Mariam Malik, “We are All Punjabi,” 2009.
62: Aliya Latif, Interview by Yara Souza, 2009.
63: Aman Ali and Bassan Tariq, “Day 30: Celebration,” 2009.
64: Nadia Mohammad, “Date Me, I’m a Racist,” 2009.
65: Shazia Kamal, “Color-Coded Confessions: Background Shades of the Marriage Process,” 2009.
66: Sarah Jawaid, “Generational Change in Accepting Mental Health Needs,” 2010.
67: Asma Uddin, “Exploring Gender and Islam,” 2010.
68: Imrana Zaman, “My Sound of Music,” 2010.
69: Farha Hasan, “The Decree,” 2010.
70: Nyla Hashmi and Fatima Monkush, Interview by Nadia Mohammad, 2010.
71: Sri Lankan American.
72: Vasugi V. Ganeshananthan, “It’s All in a Name,” 1999.
73: Poornima Apte, “9/11: A Mother Remembers,” 2004.
74: Dilini Palamakumbura, “My Dream,” 2005.
75: Thai American.
76: Jeffery Boonmee, Interview by David Tanner, 1995.
77: Panrit “Gor” Daoruang, “Living in America,” 2003.
78: Pueng Vongs, “Unrest in the Homeland Awakens Thai American Community,” 2006.
79: Protests over the Berkeley Thai Temple, 2009.
80: Vietnamese American.
81: Lang Ngan, Interview by Guy Kawasaki, 1993.
82: Betty Tu Kwok and Henry Kwok, Interview by David Tanner, 1994.
83: Club O’Noodles, “Laughter from the Children of War,” Performance Program, 1996.
84: Hi-Tek Demonstration Flyer, “America has Freedom,” 1999.
85: Tuan-Rishard F. Schneider, “Adoptee Connection,” 2001.
86: Anh Do and Hieu Tran Phan, “Camp Z30-D: The Survivors: 1975–2001,” 2001.
87: Trista Joy Goldberg, “Trista,” 2004.
88: Diu Hoang, “The Back of the Hand: Vietnamese American Nail Salons,” 2006.
89: Sumeia Williams, “Memorial Inheritance,” 2006.
90: Kevin Minh Allen, “Eggroll,” 2006.
91: Bác Nguyễn Vân Phương, Interview by Xuan Thanh Le, 2008.
92: Tuyet Duong, “Family Immigration Law: It’s Broke so Let’s Fix It,” 2008.
93: Andrew Lam, “SSH... Thanks-Givin... Thanksgiving,” 2009.
94: Julie Pham, “Modern Day McCarthyism: The Case of Duc Tan,” 2009.
95: Multiheritage Asian American.
96: Onoto Watanna/Winnifred Eaton, Miss Numè of Japan: A Japanese-American Romance, 1899.
97: Sui Sin Far/Edith Maude Eaton, “Its Wavering Image,” 1912.
98: Alison Kim, Interview by Jacquelyn Marie, 2001.
99: “Interview with ‘Peaches,’” by Eddy Zheng, 2004.
100: David Fleming, “Hello, I’m Japanese: Scott Fujita is helping to Bring the Saints Back to Life. And that’s the Least Surprising Thing about Him,” 2006.
101: Chloe Sun, “Against Overwhelming Odds: Chinese Women in Ministry,” 2007.
102: Jeff, “I Want to be Wasian!” 2008.
103: Simone Momove Fujita, “Little Momo in the Big Apple,” 2008.
104: Laylaa Abdul-Khabir, “Living the Mixed Life: Growing up as a Black Chinese Muslim in America,” 2008.
105: Jade Keller, “On Being Part Other,” 2009.
106: Deborah Jiang Stein, “What’s with the Jewish Man-Asian Woman Connection, Anyway? Asian-Jewish Fusion: More Questions than Answers,” 2010.
107: Wardell Townsend, “Thoughts on Being Japanese African American,” 2010.
108: Sara Sarasohn, “I Cook Nothing Like My Mother,” 2010.
109: Yayoi Lena Winfrey, “Fire Lily,” 2010.
Selected Bibliography.
About the Editors.
Index.