Category Archives: asian american studies

Though we often think of reading as a solitary activity, histories of reading demonstrate that it is in fact a deeply communal practice—structured and encouraged interpersonally by family and friends and fostered institutionally through formal education. In the twenty-first century, … Continue reading

Winner of the Association for Asian American Studies Book Award, Survivors follows the saga of Cambodian refugees striving to distance themselves from a series of cataclysmic events in their homeland. Sucheng Chan tracks not only the Cambodians’ fight for life … Continue reading

How do we lift the silicon heel from the lives of the exploited workers who make our gadgets? Jack Linchuan Qiu‘s insightful and enraging new book Goodbye iSlave delves into one of the most important, and willfully overlooked, moral issues of our time. … Continue reading

Pretty much every world religion and ethical system makes a virtue of offering succor to travelers, the rootless, and the persecuted. Immigration, the social-political system we’ve constructed around those ideas, plays a vital role in the narratives of many nations. … Continue reading

For years, native Hawaiians had fought with a modest degree of success to maintain their autonomy. But in 1893, white businessmen—sugar magnates and the like—had taken control by tossing out Hawaii’s last monarch and organizing their own provisional government. Not … Continue reading

By Dawn Durante, Acquisitions Editor The University of Illinois Press is pleased to share the news that Elora Halim Chowdhury is the new editor of the Dissident Feminisms series. Dr. Chowdhury is Associate Professor and Chair of Women’s and Gender … Continue reading

I wouldn’t try being a mom for a million bucks. I’m not just talking about all the surgery it would require. Fatherhood is definitely its own cross to bear, don’t get me wrong. There’s a reason men die at a … Continue reading

Headed to Miami for the Association for Asian American Studies conference April 28-30? We have your agenda. Warm up for the proceedings by checking out our great new UIP titles along with a selection of backlist classics. Since you’re at the table, … Continue reading

To judge when an emerging pathogen enters the historical record, we look to medical journals and the Centers for Disease Control. To judge when an emerging pathogen enters the zeitgiest, we look to panicked news reports and conspiracy theorists on … Continue reading

Baseball had been a popular pastime in Japanese American communities for years prior to World War Two. When the incarceration of people of Japanese descent finally ended, players and fans returned to their leagues, particularly in California and Hawaii. Japan, … Continue reading