Asian/American: Historical Crossings of a Racial Frontier

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This book argues that the invention of Asian American identities serves as an index to the historical formation of modern America. By tracing constructions of "Asian American" to an interpenetrating dynamic between Asia and America, the author obtains a deeper understanding of key issues in American culture, history, and society. The formation of America in the twentieth century has had everything to do with "westward expansion" across the "Pacific frontier" and the movement of Asians onto American soil. After the passage ...

Asian/American: Historical Crossings of a Racial Frontier 1999, Stanford University Press, Stanford, CA

ISBN-13: 9780804734455

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