One outcome of post-1960s global geopolitics was the large number of out-migrants coming from the Asia world region, effectively changing the human landscape of the Asian American community. To the casual observer, the number of Asians in the Americas has merely increased, but to the trained insider or those embedded in the Asian American community, this influx of Asian migrants has meant profound changes to the social fabric of Asian America. In this edited volume of eleven essays, Huping Ling sets out to “present a comprehensive and panoramic picture of contemporary Asian American communities” (p. 1) by bringing together ten additional scholars who all seek to “challenge and redefine the borders and boundaries of Asian American communities” (p. 18). This collection of essays is a well-intended effort to update the existing literature on the study of Asian America in the post-1960s era. The chapters in this volume are organized into four groups and the two key sections that emphasize the theme of boundaries appear in the middle of the book. Part Two contains three studies on the transformation of Asian American communities within distinct geographical boundaries, and Part Three includes four chapters on Asian American populations who build
Journal of Chinese Overseas – Brill
Published: Jan 1, 2011
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