Asian Diaspora/Asian American

Art History

Ahmad Mashadi. “Negotiating Modernities: Encounters with Cubism in Asian Art,” in K. Miwa, K. Suzuki and T. Matsumoto(eds. Cubism in Asia: Unbounded Dialogues. Tokyo: The National Museum of Modern Art, 2005, 215–218.

Andersen, Irene Poon, Mark Johnson, Dawn Nakanishi, Diane Tani. With New Eyes: Toward an Asian American Art History in the West. San Francisco: Art Department Gallery, San Francisco State University, 1995.

Bailey, Gauvin A. “Asia in the Arts of Colonial Latin America,” The Arts in Latin America, 1492–1820. Philadelphia: Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2006, 57–69.

Carr, Dennis, ed. Made in the Americas: The New World Discovers Asia. Boston: MFA Publications, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 2015.

Catalogue of the Second Jury Free Exhibition of the Works by Members of the East West Art Society. San Francisco: East West Art Society, 1922.

Chang, Gordon, Mark Johnson, and Paul Karlstrom, eds. Asian American Art, a History 1850–1970. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2008.

Chiu, Melissa. One Way or Another : Asian American Art Now. New Haven, CT: Asia Society with Yale University Press, 2006.

Dariotis, Wei Ming and Laura Kina.  War Baby/Love Child: Mixed Race Asian American Art.  Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2013.

Dusselier, Jane. Artifacts of Loss: Crafting Survival in Japanese American Concentration Camps. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2008.

Edwards, Holly. Noble Dreams, Wicked Pleasures : Orientalism in America, 1870–1930. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 2000.

Farver, Jane. Across the Pacific: Contemporary Korean and Korean American Art. Queens: Queens Museum of Art, 1993.

Glazer, Lee, Ameila Goerlitz and Cynthia Mills, eds. East-West Interchanges in American Art: A Long and Tumultuous Relationship. Washington D.C.: Smithsonian American Art Museum, 2009.

Hallmark, Kara Kelley, Encyclopedia of Asian American Artists. Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing Group, 2007.

Higa, Karin. The View from Within: Japanese American Art from the Internment Camps, 1942–45. Los Angeles: Japanese American National Museum, 1992.

Higa, Karin. Living in Color : The Art of Hideo Date (Los Angeles: Japanese American National Museum, 2001).

Higa, Karin. Bruce and Norman Yonemoto : Memory, Matter, and Modern Romance. Los Angeles, Japanese American National Museum, 1999.

Hirasuna, Delphine. The Art of Gaman: Arts and Crafts from the Japanese American Internment Camps, 1942–1946. Berkeley: Ten Speed Press, 2005.

Iwasaki, Hitomi, and Herb Hoi Chun Tam. “Notes on Asian Invisibility in the Caribbean.” In Caribbean: Art at the Crossroads of the World, Deborah Cullen and Elvis Fuentes Rodríguez, eds. New York: El Museo del Barrio, 2012, 263–70.

Kim, Elaine. Fresh Talk/Daring Gazes: Conversations on Asian American Art. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 2003.

Kim, Kristine. Henry Sugimoto : Painting an American Experience. Los Angeles: Japanese American National Museum, 2000.

Kina, Laura and Jan Christian Bernabe.  Queering Contemporary Asian American Art.  Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2017.

Lee, Anthony. Picturing Chinatown: Art and Orientalism in San Francisco (Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 2001.

Lee, Anthony, ed. Yun Gee: Poetry, Writings, Art, Memories. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2003.

Lewallen, Constance. The Dream of the Audience: Theresa Hak Kyung Cha. Berkeley: University of California, Berkeley Art Museum, 2001.

Lyford, Amy. Isamu Noguchi’s Modernism: Negotiating Race, Labor, and Nation, 1930–1950. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 2013.

Machida, Margo L. Unsettled Visions: Contemporary Asian American Artists and the Social Imaginary. Durham: Duke University Press, 2009.

Machida, Margo L. Asia/America : Identities in Contemporary Asian American Art. New York: Asia Society Galleries, 1994.

Mancini, J.M. “Pedro Cambón’s Asian Objects: A Transpacific Approach to Eighteenth-Century California, ” American Art 25:2 (2011): 28–51.

Obata, Chiura. Obata’s Yosemite: Art and Letters of Obata from His Trip to the High Sierra in 1927. California: Yosemite Conservancy, 1993.

Rachman, Stephen. “Memento Morbi: Lam Qua’s Paintings, Peter Parker’s Patients.” Literature and Medicine (Spring 2004): 134–159.

Reed, Christopher, ed. Japan/ America: Points of Contact, 1876–1970, Ithaca, NY: Herbert F. Johnson Art Museum, Cornell University. Forthcoming: Fall 2016.

Smith, Cherise. Enacting Others: Politics of Identity in Eleanor Antin, Nikki S. Lee, Adrian Piper, and Anna Deavere Smith. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2011

Villa, Carlos. Other Sources: An American Essay. San Francisco: San Francisco Art Institute, 1976.

Wang, Shipu. Becoming American? The Art and Identity Crisis of Yasuo Kuniyoshi. Hawaii: University of Hawaii Press, 2011.

Wechsler, Jeffrey, ed. Asian Traditions/Modern Expressions: Asian American Artists and Abstraction, 1945–1970. New York: Abrams/Rutgers, 1997.

Weiss, Jeffrey, ed., On Kawara: Silence. New York: Guggenheim, 2015.

Winther-Tamaki, Bert. “Six Episodes of Convergence Between Indian, Japanese, and Mexican Art from the Late Nineteenth Century to the Present.” Review of Japanese Culture and Society 26 (2014): 13–32.

Winther-Tamaki, Bert. Art in the Encounter of Nations: Japanese and American Artists in the Early Postwar Years. Honolulu: University of Hawai’i Press, 2001

Wolf, Tom. The Artistic Journey of Yasuo Kuniyoshi. Washington D.C.: Smithsonian American Art Museum, 2015.

Yoshimoto, Midori. Into Performance: Japanese Women Artists in New York. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2005.

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Cultural and Literary Theory

Bald, Vivek. Bengali Harlem and The Lost Histories of South Asian America. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2013.

Davé, Shipla, Lelani Nishime, Tasha G. Oren, and Robert G. Lee, eds. East Main Street: Asian American Popular Culture. New York: New York University Press, 2005.

Davé, Shipla, Lelani Nishime, and Tasha G. Oren. Global Asian American Popular Cultures. New York: New York University Press, 2016

Feng, Peter (ed.) Screening Asian Americans.  New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2002.

Hamamoto, Darrell, and Sandra Liu (eds.) Countervisions: Asian American Film Criticism. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2000.

Harvey, Nick, ed. Ting: The Cauldron, Chinese Art and Identity in San Francisco. San Francisco: Glide Urban Center, 1970.

Hoskins, Janet, and Viet Thanh Nguyen. Transpacific Studies: Framing an Emerging Field. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 2014.

Ichioka, Yuji. Before Internment: Essays in Prewar Japanese American History. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2006.

Kim, Heidi. Invisible Subjects: Asian America in Postwar Literature. New York: Oxford University Press, 2016.

Lee, Anthony. A Shoemaker’s Story: Being Chiefly about French Canadian Immigrants, Enterprising Photographers, Rascal Yankees, and Chinese Cobblers in a Nineteenth-Century Factory Town. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2008.

Lee, Erika, and Judy Yung, Angel Island: Immigrant Gateway to America. New York: Oxford University Press, 2010.

Lee, Josephine. Performing Asian America: Race and Ethnicity on Contemporary Stage. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1997.

Lee, Robert, Orientals: Asian Americans in Popular Culture. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1999.

Leong, Karen J. The China Mystique: Pearl S. Buck, Anna May Wong, Mayling Soong, and the Transformation of American Orientalism. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 2005.

Leong, Russell.  Moving the Image: Independent Asian Pacific American Media Arts.  Los Angeles: UCLA Asian American Studies Center, 1992.

Ling, Huping. Surviving on the Gold Mountain: A History of Chinese Women and Their Lives. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1998.

Ono, Kent, and Vincent N. Pham.  Asian Americans and the Media. Cambridge, UK: Polity, 2008.

Park, Josephine Nock-Hee. Apparitions of Asia: Modernist Form and Asian America. New York: Oxford University Press, 2008.

Pegler-Gordon, Anna. “Chinese Exclusion, Photography, and the Development of U.S. Immigration Policy.” American Quarterly 58, no. 1 (March 2006): 51–77.

Riddle, Ronald. Flying Dragons, Flowing Streams: Music in the Life of San Francisco’s Chinese. Westport, Conn: Greenwood Press, 1983.

Tchen, John Kuo Wei and Dylan Yeats. Yellow Peril! An Archive of Anti-Asian Fear. London: Verso, 2014.

Tchen, John Kuo Wei. New York Before Chinatown: Orientalism and the Shaping of American Culture, 1776–1882. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1999.

Vostral, Sharra L. “Imperialism on Display: The Philippine Exhibition at the 1904 World’s Fair.” Gateway Heritage (Spring 1993): 18–31.

Wong, Jade Snow. Fifth Chinese Daughter. New York: Harper & Row, 1950.

Yunge, Huang. Transpacific Imaginations: History, Literature, Counterpoetics. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2008.

Zheng, Su. Claiming Diaspora: Music, Transnationalism, and Cultural Politics in Asian/Chinese America. New York: Oxford University Press, 2010.

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Race/Racialization

Behdad, Ali. Photography’s Orientalism : New Essays on Colonial Representation (Los Angeles: Getty Publications, 2013.

Bohrer, Frederick Nathaniel. Orientalism and Visual Culture : Imagining Mesopotamia in Nineteenth-Century Europe. Cambridge, U.K. and New York: Cambridge University Press, 2003.

Chang, Gordon. Fateful Ties : A History of America’s Preoccupation with China. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2015.

Cheng, Anne. The Melancholy of Race: Psychoanalysis, Assimilation, and Hidden Grief. New York: Oxford University Press, 2001.

Eng, David. Racial Castration: Managing Masculinity. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2001.

Francis, Jacqueline.  Making Race: Modernism and “Racial Art” in America.  Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2015.

Jeon, Joseph Jonghyun. Racial Things, Racial Forms: Objecthood in Avant-Garde American Poetry. Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 20102.

Lye, Colleen. America’s Asia: Racial Form and American Literature, 1893–1945. Princeton University Press, 2009.

Morrison, Toni. Playing in the Dark: Whiteness and the Literary Imagination. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1992.

Nguyen, Viet Thanh. Race and Resistance : Literature and Politics in Asian America. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002.

Phu, Thy. Picturing Model Citizens: Civility in Asian American Visual Culture (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2012).

Wu, Ellen. The Color of Success: Asian Americans and the Origin of the Model Minority. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2013.

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Additional Theoretical Resources

Ahmed, Sara. Queer Phenomenology: Orientations, Objects, Others. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2007.

Bhabha, Homi K. The Location of Culture. London and New York: Routledge, 1994.

Césaire, Aimé, and Robin D. G Kelley. Discourse on Colonialism. New York: Monthly Review Press, 2000.

Chen, Mel Y. Animacies: Biopolitics, Racial Mattering, and Queer Affect. Durham: Duke University Press, 2012.

Gopinath, Gayatri. Impossible Desires: Queer Diasporas and South Asian Public Cultures. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2005.

Hall, Stuart. “The West and the Rest: Discourse and Power.” In Formations of Modernity, edited by Stuart Hall and Bram Gieben. UK: Open University Press, 1993.

Hall, Stuart. Charles Critcher, Tony Jefferson, John Clarke, and Brian Roberts. Policing the Crisis: Mugging, the State and Law and Order. London: Macmillian, 1978.

Hall, Stuart. “Race, Articulation and Societies Structured in Dominance.” In Sociological Theories: Race and Colonialism. Paris: Unesco, 1980, 306–345.

Hall, Stuart, and Paul du Gay, eds. Questions of Cultural Identity. London: Sage Publications, 1996.

Hoskins, Janet, and Viet Thanh Nguyen. Transpacific Studies: Framing an Emerging Field (Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 2014.

Jameson, Frederic. “Third World Literature in an Era of Multinational Capital,” Social Text 15 (1986): 65–88.

Lowe, Lisa. Immigrant Acts: On Asian American Cultural Politics. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 1996.

Lowe, Lisa. The Intimacies of Four Continents. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2015.

Mathur, Saloni, ed. The Migrant’s Time: Rethinking Art History and Diaspora. Williamstown: Sterling and Francis Clark Art Institute, 2011.

Mirzoeff, Nicholas. The Right to Look: A Counterhistory of Visuality. Durham: Duke University Press, 2011.

Ngai, Sianne. Ugly Feelings. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2007.

Ngai, Sianne. Our Aesthetic Categories: Zany, Interesting, Cute. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2012.

Puar, Jasbir. Terrorist Assemblages: Homonationalism in Queer Times. Durham: Duke University Press, 2006.

Scott, David. Conscripts of Modernity: The Tragedy of Colonial Enlightenment. Durham: Duke University Press. 2004.

Wang, Dorothy J. Thinking Its Presence : Form, Race, and Subjectivity in Contemporary Asian American Poetry. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2013.

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