A New History of Asian America


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7.2 X 10.1 X 1.0 inches | 1.8 pounds

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About the Author

Shelley Sang-Hee Lee is Associate Professor of Comparative American Studies and History at Oberlin College. She is the author of Claiming the Oriental Gateway: Prewar Seattle and Japanese America.


"Lee has written an eloquent and comprehensive book that will be the standard text in Asian American history for many years to come."- K. Scott Wong, author of Americans First: Chinese Americans and the Second World War

"Shelley Lee's A New History of Asian America is an exciting, well-written, and much-needed new textbook. Synthesizing newer scholarship, this work includes chapters on previously understudied topics. It is ideal for teaching."
- Judy Tzu-Chun Wu, author of Dr. Mom Chung of the Fair-Haired Bastards: The Life of a Wartime Celebrity

"From European Orientalism to model minority to racial profiling, A New History of Asian America provides readers a much-needed synthesis of Asian American history from the late eighteenth century to the closing decades of the twentieth century. Truly a book for the twenty-first century!"
- Yen Le Espiritu, author of Asian American Women and Men: Labor, Laws, and Love

"Shelley Lee has woven together foundational texts and newer scholarship to produce a critically engaging and elegant narrative. A New History of Asian America deserves a wide readership and will be especially helpful for instructors and students in ethnic studies, American studies, and United States history."
- David K. Yoo, author of Contentious Spirits: Religion in Korean American History, 1903-1945