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Asian American Fiction: History

Some resources for doing background research on Asian American studies, history and finding literary criticism about specific authors.

Chinese Exclusion Act

[above: political cartoon from 1882; Library of Congress]

Finding Newspaper Articles

Background Research

Keywords/themes to explore: gender, sexuality, women, girls, infanticide, women's rights, feminism, masculinity, India, class, caste system, diaspora, immigration, family, globalization, history and politics of different cultures.

Books: Chinese Immigration to America

Primary Sources: Chinese Immigration to America

Books: Asian American History

Books: Japanese American Internment

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