If you are interested in the diverse history of Asian immigration in the U.S., take this course. Together as a class, we will examine major historical moments in Asian America: the first wave of Asian immigration in the mid-nineteenth century, the anti-Asian laws of the late nineteenth century, the Japanese internment during the Second World War, the emergence of Asian American studies during the 1960s Civil Rights Movement, Southeast Asian refugees after the Viet Nam/American War, and the contemporary turns to the transnational and the pan ethnic. To cover these historical moments, we will read the following texts:Island: Poetry and History of Chinese Immigrants on Angel Island, Eat a Bowl of Tea, Farwell to Manzanar, When Broken Glass Floats, American Born Chinese,andAmerican Son.
Location & Meeting Time
Karp Hall-001+ M/W/F 09:15AM-10:20AM LEC