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American Ethnic Studies: Asian American

Resources for beginning research in American Ethnic Studies.

Asian American Studies Centers

Selected list of Research Centers for the study of Asian American culture and history.

Selected Resources - Asian American

  • The Asian American almanac
  • Includes more than 20 Asian American ethnic groups experiences, covering immigration patterns, culture, employment, and more.
  • Asian American health
  • This Web resource sponsored by the National Library of Medicine, is designed to increase public awareness of the health concerns of these important minority groups, who are major contributors to our society's economy, innovation, and vibrancy. Links are provided to an assortment of documents, web sites, databases, and other resources. ;
  • Distinguished Asian Americans
  • This biographical dictionary features profiles of 166 distinguished Asian Americans and their significant contributions to American society.
  • The Encyclopedia of Japanese American history
  • This reference source is organized into four sections: a historical overview by Gary Okihiro, a distinguished scholar of Japanese American history; a chronology of major events in Japanese American history; encyclopedic entries on significant individuals, organizations, events, and movements; and an annotated bibliography of 100 major works. The encyclopedia features more than 400 entries on a wide range of topics.
  • Notable Asian Americans
  • This source contains 250 biographical sketches on noteworthy Asian Americans, both living and deceased, from all fields of endeavor.
  • Asian Americans Primary Source Resources: Archives West
    Archives West provides access to descriptions of primary sources in the western United States, including correspondence, diaries or photographs. Digital reproductions of the materials are available in some cases.