Course Reading Material

Asian American History Timeline:

“Performing Whiteness: Naturalization Litigation and the Construction of Racial Identity in America” John Tehranian


“Not Quite White: Race Classification and the Arab-American Experience” Helen Hatab Samhan

Not Quite White

“A Life Cooking for Others: The Work and Migration Experiences of a Chinese Restaurant Worker in New York City, 1920–1946” Heather R. Lee

Heather Lee EAA

“Bengali Harlem and the Lost Histories of South Asian America” Vivek Bald

Bengali Harlem

Bengali Harlem Illustrations

“Gannenshoyu or First-Year Soy Sauce?: Kikkoman Soy Sauce and the Corporate Forgetting of the Early Japanese American Consumer” Robert Ji-Song Ku

Robert Ku Soy Sauce EAA

“As American as Jackrabbit Adobo: Cooking, Eating, and Becoming Filipina/o American before World War II” Dawn Bohulano Mabalon

Mabalon EAA

“Incarceration, Cafeteria Style: The Politics of the Mess Hall in the Japanese American Incarceration” Heidi Kathleen Kim

Heidi Kim EAA

“From Exclusionary Covenant to Ethnic Hyperdiversity in Jackson Heights, Queens” Ines M. Miyares

JH Ethnic Hyperdiversity

History of Indian Food in the U.S. 1909-1921

“Samsa in Sheepshead Bay: Central Asian Foodprints in South Brooklyn” Zohra Saed

Zohra Saed EAA

Readings in Prep for Film Screenings:

For Flower Drum Song (1961)

Flower Drum Song

For “Picture Bride” by Kayo Hatta (1998)