|WEEK #||TOPICS||READINGS and films|
Film: Slaying the Dragon
|Slaying the Dragon. Directed by Deborah Gee. New York, NY: Women Make Movies, 1988.|
|I: Images and Counter-Images|
Early Immigration / Early Images
In-class film clips:
|Marchetti, Gina. "Introduction." In Romance and the Yellow Peril: Race, Sex, and Discursive Strategies in Hollywood Fiction. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1994. ISBN: 9780520084957.
Norris, Frank. "The Third Circle." The Wave, August 28, 1897.
Burke, Thomas. "The Chink and the Child" In Limehouse Nights. New York, NY: Robert M. McBride & Co., 1919.
Murray. "The Mandarin's Birthday Gift." Overland Monthly, 1910.
Borden, Helen. "First Loves: Hers." The Wave, December 23, 1899.
Irwin, Will. "Old Chinatown: A Book of Pictures by Arnold Genthe." New York, NY: Mitchell Kennerley, 1913, excerpt.
Yung, Judy. "'A Bowlful of Tears': Chinese women immigrants on Angel Island." In Asian American Women: The Frontiers Reader, pp. 1-7.
Mazumdar, Sucheta. "What Happened to the Women?: Chinese and Indian Male Migration to the United States in Global Perspective" In Asian/Pacific Islander American Women: A Historical Anthology .
|3||Early Asian American Cultural Criticism: Cultural Nationalism vs. Feminism||(no readings)|
|4||Early Asian American Cultural Criticism: Cultural Nationalism vs. Feminism (cont.)||Chin, Frank. "The Confessions of a Chinatown Cowboy." Bulletin of Concerned Asian Scholars 4, no. 3 (Fall 1972): 58-70.
Chin, Frank, and Jeffrey Paul Chan. "Racist Love." In Seeing Through Shuck. Edited by Richard Kostelanetz. New York, NY: Ballantine Books, 1972. ISBN: 9780345026767.
Kingston, Maxine Hong. The Woman Warrior, chapter 1, pp. 45-53 and chapter 5.
Chin, Frank. "Afterword." Bulletin of Concerned Asian Scholars 4, no. 3 (Fall 1972): 58-70.
Cheung, King-Kok. "The Woman Warrior versus The Chinaman Pacific: Must a Chinese American Critic Choose between Feminism and Heroism?" In Conflicts in Feminism. Edited by Marianne Hirsch and Evelyn Fox Keller. New York, NY: Routledge, 1990, pp. 234-251. ISBN: 9780415901772.
Wong, Sau-ling. "'Sugar Sisterhood': Situating the Amy Tan Phenomenon." In The Ethnic Canon: Histories, Institutions, and Interventions. Edited by David Palumbo-Liu. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press, 1995, pp. 174-210. ISBN: 9780816625567.
|II: Contemporary Issues and Activism|
|5||Between Black and White?||Wu, Frank H. "Introduction," "The Model Minority" and "Affirmative Action." In Yellow: Race in America Beyond Black and White, chapters 1, 2 and 4.|
|6||Global Capitalism and Labor Migration||Chang, Grace. "The Global Trade in Filipina Workers." In Dragon Ladies: Asian American Feminists Breathe Fire. Edited by Sonia Shah. Boston, MA: South End Press, 1997, pp. 132-152. ISBN: 9780896085763.
Hune, Shirley, and Gail M. Nomura, eds. Asian/Pacific Islander American Women: A Historical Anthology, part VI:
- Parreñas, Rhacel Salazar. "Asian Immigrant Women and Global Restructuring, 1970s-1990s," pp. 271-285.
- Bao, Xiaolan. "Politicizing Motherhood: Chinese Garment Workers' Campaign for Daycare Centers in New York City, 1977-1982," pp. 286-300.
- Tung, Charlene. "Caring across Borders: Motherhood, Marriage, and Filipina Domestic Workers in California," pp. 301-318.
Tung, Charlene. "The Cost of Caring: the Social Reproductive Labor of Filipino Live-in Home Health Caregivers." In Asian American Women: The Frontiers Reader, pp. 178-200.
|7||Asian American Activism: Feminist Issues / Queer Issues||Shah, Sonia. "Presenting the Blue Goddess: Toward a National Pan-Asian Feminist Agenda." In Women Transforming Politics. Edited by C. J. Cohen, K. B. Jones, and J. C. Tronto. New York, NY: New York University Press, 1997. ISBN: 9780814715581.
Yamada, Mitsuye. "Asian Pacific American Women and Feminism." In This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color. 2nd ed. Edited by Cherríe Moraga and Gloria Anzaldua. New York, NY: Kitchen Table Press, 1984. ISBN: 9780913175033.
Zia, Helen. "Violence in Our Communities: Where are the Asian Women?" In Making More Waves: New Writing by Asian American Women. Edited by Elaine Kim and Lilia V. Villanueva. Boston, MA: Beacon Press, 1997, pp. 207-214. ISBN: 9780807059135.
Khandelwal, Madhulika. "Opening Spaces: South Asian American Women Leaders in the Late 20th Century." In Asian/Pacific Islander American Women: A Historical Anthology, pp. 350-364.
Eng, David, ed. "Introduction." In Q & A: Queer in Asian America.
Manalansan, Martin. "In the Shadows of Stonewall: Examining Gay Transnational Politics and the Diasporic Dilemma." In Theorizing Diaspora: A Reader. Edited by Jana Evans Braziel and Anita Manntur. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing, Inc., 2003, pp. 207-227. ISBN: 9780631233923.
Shah, Sonia. Dragon Ladies: Asian American Feminists Breathe Fire.
Kim, Elaine, and Lilia V. Villanueva, eds. Making More Waves: New Writing by Asian American Women. Boston, MA: Beacon Press, 1997. ISBN: 9780807059135.
Eng, David, ed. Q & A: Queer in Asian America.
Lim-Hing, Sharon, ed. The Very Inside: An Anthology of Writings by Asia and Pacific Islander Lesbians and Bisexual Women. Toronto, ON, Canada: Sister Vision Press, 1998. ISBN: 9780920813973.
|8||Negotiating Gender Ideology in Diasporic Communities
Film: My Son the Fanatic
|9||Negotiating Gender Ideology in Diasporic Communities (cont.)||Maira, Sunaina. Desis in the House. Introduction and gender chapter.
Park, Kyeyoung. Korean American Dream, chapters 4-6.
Lieu, Nhi T. "Remembering 'the Nation' Through Pageantry: Femininity and the Politics of Vietnamese Womanhood in the Hoa Hao Ao Dai Contest." In Asian American Women: The Frontiers Reader, pp. 312-336.
Film: Miss India, Georgia
Special Event: Radhika Gajjala lecture on Digital Diasporas. (Required attendance)
Gajjala, Radhika. "Consuming/producing/inhabiting South-Asian digital diasporas." Editorial in New Media & Society 8, no. 2 (April 2006): 179-185.
|III: Interracial Intimacy and Multiracial Identity|
|10||Interracial Marriage - Historical Perspectives||Parrenas, Rhacel Salazar. "'White Trash' Meets the 'Little Brown Monkeys': The Taxi Dance Hall as a Site of Interracial and Gender Alliances between White Working Class Women and Filipino Immigrant Men." Amerasia Journal 24, no. 2 (1998): 115-34.|
|11||Contemporary Perspectives / Multiracial Issues
Film: Chasing Daybreak
|Wu, Frank. "The Changing Face of America: Intermarriage and the Mixed Race Movement." Chapter 7 in Yellow, pp. 261-300.
Chow, Claire S. "Choosing a Partner." Chapter 6 in Leaving Deep Water: Asian American Women at the Crossroads of Two Cultures. New York, NY: Plume, 1999, pp. 94-114. ISBN: 9780452280496.
Liu, Eric. "Blood Vows." In The Accidental Asian: Notes of a Native Speaker. New York, NY: Random House, 1998. ISBN: 9780679448624.
Shinagawa, Larry Hajime, and Gin Yong Pang. "Asian American Panethnicity and Intermarriage." Amerasia 22, no. 2 (1996): 127-152.
|12||Multiracial Issues (cont.)||Williams-León, Teresa, and Cynthia L. Nakashima, eds. Introduction and selections from The Sum of Our Parts: Mixed Heritage Asian Americans:
- Spickard, Paul. "Who Is an Asian? Who Is a Pacific Islander? Monoracialism, Multiracial People, and Asian American Communities," chapter 1.
- Espiritu, Yen Le. "Possibilities of a Multiracial Asian America," chapter 2.
- Weisman, Jan R. "The Tiger and His Stripes: Thai and American Reaction to Tiger Woods' (Multi-) 'Racial Self'," chapter 19.
Ropp, Steven. "Do Multiracial Subjects Really Challenge Race? Mixed-race Asians in United States and the Caribbean." Amerasia 23, no. 1 (1997).
Root, Maria. "Multiracial Asians: Models of Ethnic Identity." Amerasia 23, no. 1 (1997).
Yoshimi, Jeff. "Hapas At a Los Angeles High School." Amerasia 23, no. 1 (1997).
Spickard, Paul. "What Must I Be? Asian-Americans and the Question of Multiethnic Identity." Amerasia 23, no. 1 (1997).
|13-14||Student Presentations||(no readings)|