edited by Jean Yu-Wen Shen Wu and Thomas Chen
contributions by Davianna McGregor, Michael Omi, Howard Winant, Ericka Lee, Nayan Shah, Michi Weglyn, Suecheng Chan, Ji-Yeon Yuh, Sara Dorow, Rhacel Parrenas, Monica Chiu, Martin Manalansan, Hiram Perez, Eric Tang, Arif Dirlik, Vijay Prashad, Andrew Leong, Yen Le Espiritu, Glenn Omatsu, Mari Matsuda, Jean Wu, Dana Y Takagi, Sunaina Maira, Angelo N Ancheta, Robert G Lee, Gary Okhiro, Helen Zia, David Eng, Shinhee Han and Elaine Kim
Rutgers University Press, 2010
Cloth: 978-0-8135-4574-5 | eISBN: 978-0-8135-4933-0 | Paper: 978-0-8135-4575-2
Library of Congress Classification E184.A75A8419 2010
Dewey Decimal Classification 973.0495


Asian American Studies Now truly represents the enormous changes occurring in Asian American communities and the world, changes that require a reconsideration of how the interdisciplinary field of Asian American studies is defined and taught. This comprehensive anthology, arranged in four parts and featuring a stellar group of contributors, summarizes and defines the current shape of this rapidly changing field, addressing topics such as transnationalism, U.S. imperialism, multiracial identity, racism, immigration, citizenship, social justice, and pedagogy.

Jean Yu-wen Shen Wu and Thomas C. Chen have selected essays for the significance of their contribution to the field and their clarity, brevity, and accessibility to readers with little to no prior knowledge of Asian American studies. Featuring both reprints of seminal articles and groundbreaking texts, as well as bold new scholarship, Asian American Studies Now addresses the new circumstances, new communities, and new concerns that are reconstituting Asian America.