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AMST 768 01 (12183) /HIST768
Asian American History and Historiography
Mary Lui
Th 9.25-11.15
Fall 2016 
 
This reading and discussion seminar examines Asian American history through a selection of recently published texts and established works that have significantly shaped the field. Major topics include the racial formation of Asian Americans in U.S. culture, politics, and law; U.S. imperialism; U.S. capitalist development and Asian labor migration; and transnational and local ethnic community formations. The class considers both the political and academic roots of the field as well as its evolving relationship to "mainstream" American history.