Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

By Torri Kellough
Published on 2 May, 2023

During the month of May, CSN Libraries celebrates Asian Pacific American Heritage month with a spotlight on its collection of electronic resources showcasing the diverse and rich histories of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. Highlights from the collection are noted below. Find more information at the Library of Congress hosted website or your campus library.

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Title: Contesting the Last Frontier: Race, Gender, Ethnicity, and Political Representation of Asian Americans

Authors: Pei-Te Lien and Nicole Filler

Details: Contemporary review of the rise and scope of Asian Pacific Americans in political office


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Title: Asian American Spies: How Asian Americans Helped Win the Allied Victory

Author: Brian Masaru Hayashi

Details: Highlights the role of Chinese, Japanese, and Korean Americans in the WWII Office of Strategic Services—the precursor to the CIA

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Title: Model Minority Masochism: Performing the Cultural Politics of Asian American Masculinity

Author: Takeo Rivera

Synopsis: A critical examination of Asian American masculinity and its connection to cultural politics

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Title: Desis Divided: The Political Lives of South Asian Americans

Author: Sangay K. Mishra

Location: JSTOR database

Details: Explores the variable experiences of Indian, Pakistani, and Bangladeshi American communities in terms of mobilization and inclusion in the larger political structure

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Title: Handbook of Asian American Health

Authors: Grace J. Yoo, Mai-Nhung Le, and Alan Y. Oda

Details: Explores the different health concerns and challenges of 50+ Asian American subgroups


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Title: Asian Americans and the Spirit of Racial Capitalism

Author: Jonathan Tran

Details: Utilizes two case studies to consider racism and antiracism with a focus on Asian Americans