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Book Review: Yang, K. (2017). The Making Of Hmong America: Forty Years After The Secret War. Lexington Books., Thong Vang 2020 University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

Book Review: Yang, K. (2017). The Making Of Hmong America: Forty Years After The Secret War. Lexington Books., Thong Vang

Journal of Southeast Asian American Education and Advancement

The Making of Hmong America is part of a series of books and articles published by Dr. Kou Yang, highlighting the Hmong’s involuntary migration from Asia to the rest of the world, their past status and progress of the Hmong diaspora in the United States. The book expands upon a previous text that Yang had written entitled "40 Years After the Vietnam War: Celebrating the Contributions of Indochinese Refugees to the United States."


Relationship Counseling For The U.S.: Understanding White America's Role In Asian American Experiences, Alison N. Lawrence 2020 Augustana College, Rock Island Illinois

Relationship Counseling For The U.S.: Understanding White America's Role In Asian American Experiences, Alison N. Lawrence

Tredway Library Prize for First-Year Research

This paper explores the relationship between White Americans and Asian Americans in an effort to discover the root of the difficulties that first and second generation Asian Americans experience while attempting to integrate into American society. Through an analysis of perspectives from Asian American literature as well as historical and current events, it highlights the racist systems that are ingrained in our everyday lives, continuously reminding Asian Americans that they are out of place in their own country. It concludes with a discussion of White America's necessary role in dismantling these systems, and offers strategies to create a more ...


Still, Unfolding, Ramolen Mencero Laruan 2020 The University of Western Ontario

Still, Unfolding, Ramolen Mencero Laruan

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

Together with my Master of Fine Art thesis exhibition, still, unfolding, at Zalucky Contemporary (Toronto, Ontario), this dossier constitutes the following accompanying components: a comprehensive artist statement, documented artwork, an interview with artist Erika DeFreitas, and a curriculum vitae. These components contextualize my subject-position, and outline theoretical research, motivations, and reflections that drive my work. I expand on the diasporic experience, politics of knowledge, and the autobiographical genre as they are linked methodologies in the retrieval of immigrant histories. The fusion of autobiography and fiction becomes a hopeful approach in challenging forgotten or omitted history and confronts the expectations that ...


I Didn't Know Aiiieeeee, But It Knew Me, Adrienne Su 2020 Dickinson College

I Didn't Know Aiiieeeee, But It Knew Me, Adrienne Su

Asian American Literature: Discourses & Pedagogies

"I Didn't Know Aiiieeeee, But It Knew Me" is a poem that reflects on the influence of both the anthology and the word Aiiieeeee on the writer's development. It uses an adaptation of the ghazal to explore both the continuities and discontinuities of becoming a writer when Asian-American literature was mostly inaccessible.


Movement Upstream, Downstream: A Lyric Essay, Mong- Lan 2020 Independent Poet-Writer / Educator

Movement Upstream, Downstream: A Lyric Essay, Mong- Lan

Asian American Literature: Discourses & Pedagogies

Early on, without knowing I was part of a movement, I was part of the movement of the Asian American cultural and literary phenomenon.

Because it was necessary to bear witness, to tell my story, my stories, our stories, the collective story, my observations, which keeps on unravelling, I began to write.


Some Thoughts On Aiiieeeee! In 2019, Shawna Ryan 2020 University of Hawai'i at Manoa

Some Thoughts On Aiiieeeee! In 2019, Shawna Ryan

Asian American Literature: Discourses & Pedagogies

A creative writer reflects on the legacy of Aiiieeeee!


Aiiieeeee!’S No! In Thunder, Leslie Bow 2020 University of Wisconsin-Madison

Aiiieeeee!’S No! In Thunder, Leslie Bow

Asian American Literature: Discourses & Pedagogies

This accessible, brief, first person essay evaluates the legacy and rhetoric of the 1974 Aiiieeeee!: An Anthology of Asian-American Writers. It examines the ways in which the anthology’s front matter fosters both inclusions and exclusions as it establishes foundational rubrics for Asian American literature and assesses the volume’s continuing value for scholars.


Mantos, Unmasked 曼托, Russell C. Leong 2020 UCLA Asian Smericsn Studies Center

Mantos, Unmasked 曼托, Russell C. Leong

Asian American Literature: Discourses & Pedagogies

No abstract provided.


Zuihitsu: Teaching Aiiieeeee! As Intersectional Ecological Archive, Kenji C. Liu 2020 University of California, Los Angeles

Zuihitsu: Teaching Aiiieeeee! As Intersectional Ecological Archive, Kenji C. Liu

Asian American Literature: Discourses & Pedagogies

A response to the Aiiieeeee! anthology on its 45th anniversary, using the Japanese zuihitsu form to reflect on its intersectional and ecological complexities and relevance for today.


The Big Aiiieeeee! In Process, Patricia Y. Ikeda 2020 East Bay Meditation Center

The Big Aiiieeeee! In Process, Patricia Y. Ikeda

Asian American Literature: Discourses & Pedagogies

On its 45th publication anniversary, we can see the Aiiieeeee! anthology of Asian American literature in context of revolutionary process, a process of persistence that in the long run gains momentum as fruitful resistance to white, Eurocentric hegemony.


We Are Here, Susan K. Ito 2020 Mills College, Oakland

We Are Here, Susan K. Ito

Asian American Literature: Discourses & Pedagogies

No abstract provided.


Aiiieeeee! And I, Bryan Thao Worra 2020 Independent Artist

Aiiieeeee! And I, Bryan Thao Worra

Asian American Literature: Discourses & Pedagogies

No abstract provided.


The Gift Of Aiiieeeee!, David Mura 2020 VONA

The Gift Of Aiiieeeee!, David Mura

Asian American Literature: Discourses & Pedagogies

This article chronicles the influence of the groundbreaking Asian American anthology Aiiieeeee! on the work of Japanese American and Asian American author David Mura.


The Implications Of Ethnonationalism On Democracy: Lessons From India And Israel, Naba Wahid 2020 Johns Hopkins University

The Implications Of Ethnonationalism On Democracy: Lessons From India And Israel, Naba Wahid

The Macksey Journal

As discontent climbs in nations that are becoming increasingly agitated by the inequities of globalization, many individuals have attempted to capitalize on this mounting dissatisfaction in order to further their respective political projects. Among these projects is a resurfacing of populism, which has birthed a return to ethnonationalist sentiments within India and Israel in particular. The diverse histories of these nations are gradually being replaced by fervent desires to homogenize their populations in order to consolidate new national identities. This paper will closely consider the cases of India and Israel as states that have experienced a growth in ethnonationalist sentiment ...


On The Republication Of Aiiieeeee!, Garrett Hongo 2020 University of Oregon

On The Republication Of Aiiieeeee!, Garrett Hongo

Asian American Literature: Discourses & Pedagogies

A note on republication of AIIIEEEEE!


Talking About Casino Gambling: Community Voices From Boston Chinatown, Carolyn Wong, Giles Li 2020 University of Massachusetts Boston

Talking About Casino Gambling: Community Voices From Boston Chinatown, Carolyn Wong, Giles Li

Institute for Asian American Studies Publications

This pilot study examined the casino gambling practices of residents and workers in Boston Chinatown. The aim was to learn about the trajectory and life context of individual participants’ gambling activity, including how individual participants describe their motivation, nature and frequency of gambling, and its effects on self and family. The research was conducted by a university based research team in partnership with the Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center, and with the assistance of the Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling.

The stories told by participants illustrate multiple and overlapping risk factors for problem gambling. Our conceptual approach took into account the ...


Finding Commonality: The First Principles Of The Leadership Thought Of Theodore Roosevelt And Traditional Chinese Culture, Elizabeth Summerfield, Yumin Dai 2020 University of Melbourne, Australia

Finding Commonality: The First Principles Of The Leadership Thought Of Theodore Roosevelt And Traditional Chinese Culture, Elizabeth Summerfield, Yumin Dai

The Journal of Values-Based Leadership

This paper argues that, while the imperative to find global solutions to complex problems like climate change and resource management is agreed, dominant ethical and intellectual thought leadership in many western nations impedes progress. The Cartesian binaries of western post-Enlightenment culture tend instead toward oppositional binary divides where each ‘side’ assumes to be the whole and not a part. And the present and future similarly assume precedence over the past. The paper points to systems thinking as both a method and a practice of wise leadership of past western and eastern societies, including their conservation of natural resources. Two historical ...


The Effects Of Racialization On Sikhs In America: An Intersectional Approach, Harsirjan K. Roopra 2020 University of South Carolina

The Effects Of Racialization On Sikhs In America: An Intersectional Approach, Harsirjan K. Roopra

Senior Theses

Sikhs have been largely ignored in the literature surrounding social justice and religious tolerance. The many pressures Sikhs face, and the social assumptions that lead to them, must be brought into the broader conversation on these issues so that educators and politicians might help support the well-being of the Sikh community. Sikh identity has been misinterpreted and redefined in modern day American society. The lack of cultural and religious literacy of many Americans, coupled with Sikhs’ distinct visible identity, has led to xenophobic violence against Sikhs since their arrival in the U.S. more than a century ago. The root ...


Colonized Loyalty: Asian American Anti-Blackness And Complicity, Reshmi Dutt-Ballerstadt 2020 Linfield College

Colonized Loyalty: Asian American Anti-Blackness And Complicity, Reshmi Dutt-Ballerstadt

Faculty Publications

In this essay, Reshmi Dutt-Ballerstad argues that solidarity between and within communities of color remains our only chance to fight against the brutal and insidious forces of racism, white supremacy and racial capitalism.


[2020 Honorable Mention] Six Days To Leave Home: The Diasporic Experience Of Japanese Americans To American Incarceration Camps, Evangeline Pabilona 2020 California State University, Monterey Bay

[2020 Honorable Mention] Six Days To Leave Home: The Diasporic Experience Of Japanese Americans To American Incarceration Camps, Evangeline Pabilona

Ethnic Studies Award

Using diaspora as a rhetorical framework, this paper analyses the cultural connection between American incarceration camps and the imprisonment of Japanese American citizens during World War II. The forced removal of Japanese American families from their homes to concentration camps emphasizes the negative ramifications of diaspora regarding [forced] cultural assimilation, as well as a loss of culture, language, family, and bodily autonomy.


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