For the month of April we have lowered the e-book list price of five Asian American Experience titles in the University of Illinois Press catalog to $2.99.
In Pursuit of Gold: Chinese American Miners and Merchants in the American West by Sue Fawn Chung
Both a history of an overlooked community and a well-rounded reassessment of prevailing assumptions about Chinese immigrants in the American West, In Pursuit of Gold brings to life in rich detail the world of turn-of-the-century mining towns in the Northwest. Buy the Kindle version here. Buy the Kobo version here. Buy the Google Play version here. Buy the Nook version here.
Yellow Power, Yellow Soul: The Radical Art of Fred Ho Edited by Roger N. Buckley and Tamara Roberts
Saxophonist Fred Ho is an unabashedly revolutionary artist who offers up music that is illuminating, daring, informative, scholarly, ambitious, brashly confident and vigorous, meticulous, extravagant, and emotionally sweeping. A foremost voice in the history of West Coast Asian American jazz, the East Coast avant-garde, and numerous antioppression movements, Ho has spent his life redefining the relationship between art and politics. In this book, scholars, artists, and friends give their unique takes on Ho’s career, articulating his artistic contributions, their joint projects, and personal stories. Buy the Kindle version here. Buy the Kobo version here. Buy the Google Play version here. Buy the Nook version here.
Indian Accents: Brown Voice and Racial Performance in American Television and Film by Shilpa S. Davé
Amid immigrant narratives of assimilation, Indian Accents focuses on the representations and stereotypes of South Asian characters in American film and television. Exploring key examples in popular culture ranging from Peter Sellers’s portrayal of Hrundi Bakshi in the 1968 film The Party to contemporary representations such as Apu from The Simpsons and characters in Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle, Shilpa S. Davé develops the ideas of “accent,” “brownface,” and “brown voice” as new ways to explore the racialization of South Asians beyond visual appearance. Buy the Kindle version here. Buy the Kobo version here. Buy the Google Play version here. Buy the Nook version here.
Fighting from a Distance: How Filipino Exiles Helped Topple a Dictator by Jose V. Fuentecilla
During February 1986, a grassroots revolution overthrew the fourteen-year dictatorship of former president Ferdinand Marcos in the Philippines. In this book, Jose V. Fuentecilla describes how Filipino exiles and immigrants in the United States played a crucial role in this victory, acting as the overseas arm of the opposition that helped return their country to democracy. A member of one of the major U.S.-based anti-Marcos movements, Fuentecilla tells the story of how small groups of Filipino exiles overcame fear, apathy, and personal differences to form opposition organizations after Marcos’s imposition of martial law, and learned to lobby the U.S. government during the Cold War. Buy the Kindle version here. Buy the Kobo version here. Buy the Google Play version here. Buy the Nook version here.
Pacific Citizens: Larry and Guyo Tajiri and Japanese American Journalism in the World War II Era Edited, with an Introduction and Notes, by Greg Robinson
Offering a window into a critical era in Japanese American life, Pacific Citizens collects key writings of Larry S. Tajiri, a multitalented journalist, essayist, and popular culture maven. He and his wife, Guyo, who worked by his side, became leading figures in Nisei political life as the central purveyors of news for and about Japanese Americans during World War II, both those confined in government camps and others outside. The Tajiris made the community newspaper the Pacific Citizen a forum for liberal and progressive views on politics, civil rights, and democracy, insightfully addressing issues of assimilation, multiracialism, and U.S. foreign relations. Buy the Kindle version here. Buy the Kobo version here. Buy the Google Play version here. Buy the Nook version here.