New Books in Asian American Studies

Interviews with Scholars of Asian America about their New Books

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1
Alvin Eng, "Our Laundry, Our Town: My Chinese A...
An interview with Alvin Eng
41 min
2
Zachary F. Price, "Black Dragon: Afro-Asian Per...
An interview with Zachary F. Price
195 min
3
Kenny Xu, "An Inconvenient Minority: The Attack...
46 min
4
Christian Dyogi Phillips, "Nowhere to Run: Race...
An interview with Christian Dyogi Phillips
50 min
5
The Future of Race: A Discussion with John McWh...
An interview with John McWhorter
37 min
6
Ken Chih-Yan Sun, "Time and Migration: How Long...
An interview with Ken Chih-Yan Sun
67 min
7
Elaine Hsieh Chou, "Disorientation: A Novel" (P...
An interview with Elaine Hsieh Chou
46 min
8
Daniel Y. Kim, "The Intimacies of Conflict: Cul...
An interview with Daniel Y. Kim
45 min
9
3.4 The Work of Inhabiting a Role: Charles Yu s...
An Discussion with Charles Yu and Chris Fan
44 min
10
3.3 In the Editing Room with Ruth Ozeki and Reb...
An Interview with Ruth Ozeki and Rebecca Evans
39 min
11
Yunxiang Gao, "Arise Africa, Roar China: Black ...
An interview with Yunxiang Gao
52 min
12
David S. Roh, "Minor Transpacific: Triangulatin...
An interview with David S. Roh
46 min
13
Katie Rios, "This Is America: Race, Gender, and...
An interview with Katie Rios
55 min
14
3.1 On Being Unmoored: Chang-rae Lee Charts Fic...
A Discussion with Chang-rae Lee and Anne Anlin Cheng
35 min
15
Sunny Xiang, "Tonal Intelligence: The Aesthetic...
An interview with Sunny Xiang
49 min
16
Midori Yamamura, "Yayoi Kusama: Inventing the S...
An interview with Midori Yamamura
58 min
17
Andy Choi, "Slow Hot" (Schism Press, 2021)
An interview with Andy Choi
40 min
18
Language Bias: The Last Back Door of Discrimina...
An interview with Rosina Lippi-Green
52 min
19
Farha Bano Ternikar, "Intersectionality in the ...
An interview with Farha Bano Ternikar
44 min
20
Albert Samaha, "Concepcion: An Immigrant Family...
An interview with Albert Samaha
47 min
21
2.7 The Novel of Revolutionary Ideas: Viet Than...
An interview with Viet Thanh Nguyen and Colleen Lye
43 min
22
Carol Nackenoff and Julie Novkov, "American by ...
An interview with Carol Nackenoff and Julie Novkov
77 min
23
Pascale Joassart-Marcelli, "The Sixteen-Dollar ...
An interview with Pascale Joassart-Marcelli
37 min
24
Efrén O. Pérez, "Diversity's Child: People of C...
An interview with Efrén O. Pérez
48 min
25
Chia-Rong Wu, "Remapping the Contested Sinosphe...
An interview with Chia-Rong Wu
54 min
26
Murray Hogben, "Minarets on the Horizon: Muslim...
An interview with Murray Hogben
52 min
27
Justin Beal, "Sandfuture" (MIT Press, 2021)
An interview with Justin Beal
35 min
28
Chenxing Han, "Be the Refuge: Raising the Voice...
An interview with Chenxing Han
53 min
29
Yoosun Park, "Facilitating Injustice: The Compl...
46 min
30
AAAS Book Awards Part 4: Kandice Chuh’s "The Di...
An Interview with Kandice Chuh
60 min
31
Association of Asian American Studies Book Awar...
An interview with Xuan Juliana Wang and Ricco Villanueva Siasoco
68 min
32
Grace M. Cho, "Tastes Like War: A Memoir" (Femi...
An interview with Grace M. Cho
55 min
33
Pornsak Pichetshote, "The Good Asian, Volume 1"...
An interview with Pornsak Pichetshote
27 min
34
Richard Alba, "The Great Demographic Illusion: ...
An interview with Richard Alba
52 min
35
Brian Masaru Hayashi, "Asian American Spies: Ho...
An interview with Brian Masaru Hayashi
64 min
36
Annelise Heinz, "Mahjong: A Chinese Game and th...
An interview with Annelise Heinz
71 min
37
Ken Chih-Yan Sun, "Time and Migration: How Long...
An interview with Ken Chih-Yan Sun
13 min
38
Vernadette Vicuña Gonzalez, "Empire's Mistress,...
An interview with Vernadette Vicuña Gonzalez
38 min
39
Sean Guynes and Martin Lund, "Unstable Masks: W...
An interview with Martin Lund
54 min
40
Association of Asian American Studies Book Awar...
An interview with Benjamín Naka-Hasebe Kingsley and Jan-Henry Gray
45 min
41
Margaret Magat, "Balut: Fertilized Eggs and the...
An interview with Margaret Magat
64 min
42
Association of Asian American Studies Book Awar...
An interview with Jian Neo Chen and Quynh Nhu Le
52 min
43
K. Kale Yu, "Understanding Korean Christianity:...
An interview with K. Kale Yu
87 min
44
Gordon H. Chang, "Ghosts of Gold Mountain: The ...
An interview with Gordon H. Chang
65 min
45
Candace Fujikane, "Mapping Abundance for a Plan...
An interview with Candace Fujikane
59 min
46
Pandemic Perspectives from a Recent College Gra...
An interview with Amy Sumerfield
48 min
47
Roundtable on Asian Migrant Sex Work
An interview with Alison Clancey, Kelly Go, Lily Wong, and Yuri Doolan
61 min
48
Christopher T. Stout, "The Case for Identity Po...
An interview with Christopher T. Stout
41 min
49
Bradford Pearson, "The Eagles of Heart Mountain...
An interview with Bradford Pearson
44 min
50
erin Khuê Ninh, "#WeToo Reader" (JAAS, 2021)
Journal of Asian American Studies Podcast
44 min
51
Bradford Pearson, "The Eagles of Heart Mountain...
An interview with Bradford Pearson
57 min
52
How Discrimination Haunts Western Democracy: A ...
An interview with Michael Hanchard
55 min
53
Tara Fickle, "The Race Card: From Gaming Techno...
An interview with Tara Fickle and Christopher Patterson
50 min
54
Clara Han, "Seeing Like a Child: Inheriting the...
An interview with Clara Han
60 min
55
Laura Hyun Yi Kang, "Traffic in Asian Women" (D...
An interview with Laura Hyun Yi Kang
72 min
56
Sophia Chang, "The Baddest Bitch in the Room" (...
An interview with Sophia Chang
38 min
57
Caroline H. Yang, "The Peculiar Afterlife of Sl...
Yang explores how antiblack racism lived on through the figure of the Chinese worker in US literature after emancipation...
48 min
58
Elizabeth Son, "Embodied Reckonings: 'Comfort W...
In a bustling city-center of Seoul, women in yellow vests protesting over the “final” resettlement between the Japanese and Korean governments every Wednesday is an iconic sight, testifying to the strength and resilience of the “comfort women” movement...
42 min
59
Lucas A. Dietrich, "Writing Across the Color Li...
Dietrich investigates how ethnic literatures took shape in the U.S. context and how writers of color intervened in the “mainstream” writing...
55 min
60
Christine Hong, "A Violent Peace: Race, U.S. Mi...
Christine Hong attempts to debunk the idea of good war and warfare-welfare state that allowed women and racial minorities to participate in national politics by showing how the US government was able to launch total war that blurred the boundaries of home and abroad through the “principle of indistinction.”
56 min
61
Jana K. Lipman, "In Camps: Vietnamese Refugees,...
Lipman offers an in-depth study of the fate of the nearly 800,000 Vietnamese refugees who left their country by boat, and sought refugee in Southeast Asia and the Pacific..,
56 min
62
Joel S. Franks, "Asian American Basketball: A C...
What roles has the game played in the lives of individuals and communities of Asian Americans in the United States?
37 min
63
Ronak K. Kapadia, "Insurgent Aesthetics: Securi...
Kapadia theorizes the world-making power of contemporary art responses to US militarism in the Greater Middle East....
46 min
64
Kareem Khubchandani, "Ishtyle: Accenting Gay In...
Khubchandani follows queer South Asian men across borders into gay neighborhoods, nightclubs, bars, and house parties in Bangalore and Chicago...
47 min
65
Uzma Quraishi, "Redefining the Immigrant South"...
Quaraishi follows the Cold War-era journeys of South Asian international students from U.S. Information Service reading rooms in India and Pakistan, to the halls of the University of Houston, to the suburban subdivisions of Alief and Sugar Land....
67 min
66
Vanita Reddy, "Fashioning Diaspora: Beauty, Fem...
Central to Reddy's project is upending the male-centric understanding of the relationship between the diaspora and the “nation”.
40 min
67
Kevin Escudero, "Organizing While Undocumented:...
Undocumented youth activists are at the forefront of the present-day immigrant rights movement....
67 min
68
Crystal Mun-hye Baik, "Reencounters: On the Kor...
This interview coincides with the 70th anniversary of the Korean War, a war that, as Baik reminds us, has not officially ended...
76 min
69
Tamara Venit-Shelton, "Herbs and Roots: A Histo...
Venit-Shelton examines the historical contexts that shaped perceptions of traditional Chinese medicine from the colonial period to the present...
69 min
70
Brian Greene, "Until the End of Time: Mind, Mat...
Greene offers the the reader a theory of everything...
117 min
71
Jia Lynn Yang, "One Mighty and Irresistible Tid...
Yang recounts the personalities and debates that brought about the 1965 Immigration and Nationality Act, which forms the foundation for modern U.S. immigration policy...
64 min
72
Leslie M. Harris, "Slavery and the University: ...
How involved with slavery were American universities? And what does their involvement mean for us?
56 min
73
Pawan Dhingra, "Hyper Education: Why Good Schoo...
Dhingra offers up-close evaluation of the competitive nature of the United States education system and the extra-curricular and co-curricular activities associated with them...
43 min
74
Pankaj Jain, "Dharma in America: A Short Histor...
Jain offers a concise history of Hindus and Jains in the Americas over the last two centuries..
71 min
75
Matt Cook, "Sleight of Mind: 75 Ingenious Parad...
According to Cook, a paradox paradox is a sophisticated kind of magic trick...
51 min
76
Tobie Stein, "Racial and Ethnic Diversity in th...
Stein analyses the longstanding failure of America’s theatre industry to address issues of diversity...
30 min
77
Franny Choi, "Soft Science" (Alice James Books,...
Choi explores queer, Asian American femininity through the lens of robots, cyborgs, and artificial intelligence...
52 min
78
Phillipa Chong, “Inside the Critics’ Circle: Bo...
How does the world of book reviews work?
39 min
79
Iyko Day, "Alien Capital: Asian Racialization a...
Day explores how the historical alignment of Asian bodies and labor with capital's abstract and negative dimensions became one of settler colonialism's foundational and defining features....
55 min
80
Ivan V. Small, "Currencies of Imagination: Chan...
Overseas Vietnamese are estimated to remit 15 billion dollars annually to family that remains in Vietnam...
48 min
81
K. Linder et al., "Going Alt-Ac: A Guide to Alt...
If you’re a grad student facing the ugly reality of finding a tenure-track job, you could easily be forgiven for thinking about a career change...
36 min
82
Jane H. Hong, "Gates to Asia: A Transpacific Hi...
Over the course of less than a century, the U.S. transformed from a nation that excluded Asians from immigration and citizenship to one that receives more immigrants from Asia than from anywhere else in the world...
45 min
83
Great Books: Ava Chin on Kingston's "The Woman ...
What stories should we remember, and which ones are we forced to forget?
43 min
84
Charlotte Brooks, "American Exodus: Second-Gene...
Between 1901 and World War II, up to half of all U.S.-born Chinese Americans relocated to China in search of better lives due to the discrimination they faced in the United States...
65 min
85
Alberto Cairo, "How Charts Lie: Getting Smarter...
We’ve all heard that a picture is worth a thousand words, but what if we don’t understand what we’re looking at?
54 min
86
Kathryn Conrad on University Press Publishing
What do university presses do, and how do they do it?
37 min
87
Perla Guerrero, "Nuevo South: Asians, Latinas/o...
Nuevo South explores the history of an ever diversifying U.S. South...
51 min
88
J. Neuhaus, "Geeky Pedagogy: A Guide for Intell...
The things that make people academics do not necessarily make them good teachers...
29 min
89
Steven White, "World War II and American Racial...
Intriguingly, White shows that the white public's racial policy opinions largely DID NOT liberalize during the war against Nazi Germany
20 min
90
Jason Bayani, "Locus" (Omnidawn Publishing, 2019)
"Poetry gave me back a way to find my culture, my history,” says Jason Bayani...
40 min
91
T. L. Bunyasi and C. W. Smith, "Stay Woke: A Pe...
Bunyasi and Smith compile social science research and data to explain the current situation for white citizens, African-American citizens, Latinx citizens, and citizens of other races in the United States...
58 min
92
Dean Itsuji Saranillio, "Unsustainable Empire: ...
Saranillio offers a bold challenge to conventional understandings of Hawai‘i’s admission as a U.S. state...
71 min
93
Meredith Oda, "The Gateway to the Pacific: Japa...
Oda shows how city leaders and local residents in San Francisco fashioned a postwar municipal identity through their promotion of what Oda calls transpacific urbanism...
87 min
94
Aimee Bahng, "Migrant Futures: Decolonizing Spe...
Bahng traces the cultural production of futurity by juxtaposing the practices of speculative finance against those of speculative fiction...
61 min
95
Jinah Kim, "Postcolonial Grief: The Afterlives ...
Kim explores questions of loss, memory, and redress in post WWII Asian diasporic decolonial politics...
91 min
96
Genevieve Carpio, "Collisions at the Crossroads...
Carpio considers tensions around mobility and settlement in the 19th- and 20th-century American West, especially California’s Inland Empire....
68 min
97
Dorinne Kondo, "Worldmaking: Race, Performance,...
Kondo brings together critical race studies, affect theory, psychoanalysis and her critically keen awareness of the politics and potential of theatre production and reception to ask how theatre ‘makes, unmakes and remakes’ race...
45 min
98
Anne A. Cheng, "Ornamentalism" (Oxford UP, 2019)
Ornamentalism offers arguably the first sustained theory of the yellow woman...
65 min
99
Camisha Russell, "The Assisted Reproduction of ...
While there is a robust scientific consensus that there is no meaningful genetic basis for race, Russell’s analysis of the role of race in ARTs reveals that when it comes to producing kinship, race is still doing a great deal of work.
75 min
100
Long T. Bui, "Returns of War: South Vietnam and...
Long T. Bui examines the complicated relationship between the Vietnamese diasporic community and its home country, the former South Vietnam...
48 min