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New Titles at the Asian Pacific Resource Center - 2016

A few favorite books from the Asian Pacific Resource Center.

List created by the Linda Fernandes, Asian Pacific Resource Center Librarian (April 2016).

Find more reading suggestions at Books & More.

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From Canton Restaurant to Panda Express: A History of Chinese Food in the United States

Chinese food in the U.S. as social history.

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Korean American Pioneer Aviators: The Willow Airmen

The Willows Korean Aviation School established in March 1920 and closed in summer of 1921, was located in Glenn County, CA, 85 miles northwest of Sacramento. The school trained fighter pilots in the Korean Independence movement and became the foundation of the modern Korea Air Force.

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After Camp: Portraits in Midcentury Japanese American Life and Politics

What happened to Japanese American families after WW II and the tragedy of confinement? This book explores the resettlement, the psychological and physical readjustments, as well as the political engagement of Japanese Americans in the years after the war.

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Hawaiians in Los Angeles

Native Hawaiians started their migration to Los Angeles in the 1960s, bringing their culture, stories, and unique sense of family, history, and ancestors. Nearly 8,5000 Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders currently live in Los Angeles.

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The Color of Success: Asian Americans and the Origins of the Model Minority

How did the stereotype of Asian Americans as the model minority come about? By weaving together various perpsectives from politics, foreign relations, social history, immigration and ethnic studies, Wu gives insight on how the model minority stereotype developed.

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Island: Poetry and History of Chinese Immigrants on Angel Island 1910 -1940

Updated and expanded 2nd edition of Island, a testament to perseverance and determination of the Chinese immigrants on Angel Island.

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Terminal Island: Lost Communities of Los Angeles Harbor

At one time Terminal Island was home to 3000 Japanese Americans who worked in the thriving fisheries there. But with the start of WW II, the residents of Terminal Island were given 48 hours to leave. Hirahara excavates the lost history of this Los Angeles community.