*Suggestions for additions to these resources are welcome! Please email your suggestions to President@cfshrc.org.

AAAPI (Asian/Asian American and Pacific Islander) Writers, Artists, and Scholars on Race, Identity, and Activism

The CCCC Asian/Asian American Caucus Statement in Response to Atlantic Shooting and Hate Speech and Violence Against Asians, Asian Americans, and Pacific Islanders. April 7, 2021.

Ahn, Christine, Terry K Park and Kathleen Richards. “Anti-Asian Violence in America Is Rooted in US Empire.” Nation. March 19, 2021.

Boggs, Grace Lee, The Next American Revolution: Sustainable Activism for the Twenty-First Century. University of California Press, 2012.

—–. Living for Change—An Autobiography. University of Minnesota Press, 1998.

Chan, Jeffrey Paul, Frank Chin, Lawson Inada, and Shawn Wong, eds. The Big AIIIEEEEE: An Anthology of Chinese American and Japanese American Literature. Meridian, 1991.

Chan, Iris. The Chinese in America: A Narrative History (Reprint Edition). Penguin Books, 2004.

Cheng, Anne Anlin. “What This Wave of Anti-Asian Violence Reveals About America.” https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/21/opinion/anti-asian-violence.html

—–. The Melancholy of Race: Psychoanalysis, Assimilation, and Hidden Grief. Oxford University Press, 2001.

Hoang, Haivan V. Writing against Racial Injury—The Politics of Asian American Student Rhetoric. University of Pittsburgh Press, 2015.

Hong, Cathy Park. Minor Feeling—An Asian American Reckoning. One World, 2020.

Ishizuka, Karen L. Serve the People: Making Asian America in the Long Sixties. Verso, 2018.

Jen, Gish. Tiger Writing—Art, Culture, and the Interdependent Self. Harvard University Press, 2013.

King, Maxing Hong. The Woman Warrior—Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts. Vintage, 1989.

Lai, Him Mark, Genny Lim, and Judy Yung. Island–Poetry and History of Chinese Immigrants on Angle Island, 1910-1940. University of Washington Press, 1980.

Lee, Erika. The Making of Asian America—A History. Simon & Schuster, 2016.

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

Man, Simeon. “Anti-Asian Violence and US Imperialism.” Race & Class. Institute of Race Relations, 2020, Vol. 62 (2) 24-23.

Mao, LuMing. Reading Chinese Fortune Cookie—The Making of Chinese American Rhetoric. Utah State University Press, 2008.

Mao, LuMing and Morris Young, ed. Representations—Doing Asian American Rhetoric. Utah State University Press, 2008.

Saito, Brynn. Power Made Us Swoon. Red Hen Press, 2016.

Sano-Franchini, Jennifer, Terese Guinsatao Monberg, and K. Hyoejin Yoon, ed. Building a Community, Having a Home: A History of the Conference on College Composition and Communication Asian/Asian American Caucus. Parlor Press, 2017.

Shaw, Angel Velasco, and Luis H. Francia, ed. Vestiges of War: The Philippine-American War and the Aftermath of an Imperial Dream 1899-1999. NYU Press, 2002.

Shimabukuro, Mira. Relocating Authority: Japanese Americans Writing to Redress Mass Incarceration. University Press of Colorado, 2016.

Sui Sin Far. Mrs. Spring Fragrance: A Collection of Chinese-American Short Stories. Dover Publications, 2013.

Tajima-Pena, Renee. “35 Years After Vincent Chin’s Murder, How Has America Changed?” Asia Society Blog, July, 2017.

—–. Asian Americans, 5-part documentary series and public media initiative. PBS broadcast 2020.

—–. Building History 3.0, interactive documentary and video game-based learning project on the World War II incarceration of Japanese Americans.

—–. Who Killed Vincent Chin?

Vang, Mei Der. Afterland. Graywolf Press, 2017.

Wu, Ellen D. The Color of Success: Asian Americans and the Origins of the Model Minority. Princeton University Press, 2015.

Young, Morris. Minor Re/Visions—Asian American Literacy Narratives as a Rhetoric of Citizenship. Southern Illinois University Press, 2004.

Zia, Helen. “Targeting Asians and Asian Americans Will Make It Harder to Stop Covid-19.” Washington Post Opinion. April 2, 2020.

—–. Asian American Dreams: The Emergence of an American People. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2001.

Selected Media Interviews with AAAPI Activists on Anti-Asian Racism

  • Author Helen Zia and Civil Rights Activist Amanda Nguyen on Anti-Asian Hate Crimes.

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/nation/watch-live-how-to-address-the-surge-of-anti-asian-hate-crimes

  • How millennial Nobel Prize nominee Amanda Nguyen’s viral video sparked coverage of anti-Asian racism.

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/03/01/amanda-nguyens-viral-video-raises-awareness-of-anti-asian-racism.html

  • Author Viet Thanh Nguyen on the “deep well” of anti-Asian racism in the U.S.

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/nation/author-viet-thanh-nguyen-on-the-deep-well-of-anti-asian-racism-in-the-u-s

  • Actor George Takei on Anti-Asian Violence.

https://www.pbs.org/wnet/amanpour-and-company/video/george-takei-on-anti-asian-violence/

  • An Asian American Poet on Refusing to Take Up ‘Apologetic Space’—The writer and poet Cathy Park Hong discusses Asian outrage and why she’s seeking power, not assimilation.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/01/opinion/sway-kara-swisher-cathy-park-hong.html?referringSource=articleShare

  • Actress Margaret Cho on why racism is a ‘deep well of shame’ for some Asian Americans.

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/a-deep-well-of-shame-actress-margaret-cho-on-how-some-asian-americans-experience-racism

  • How To Start Conversations About Anti-Asian Racism With Your Family? NPR All Things Considered host Audie Cornish talked to Nicole Chung, an author and advice columnist for Slate, and Christine Koh, a neuroscientist and co-author of a book on parenting. They gave concrete tips for starting age-appropriate conversations with children, tackling dialogues about race with adoptees or adoptive parents, and dealing with discomfort around sensitive topics.

https://www.npr.org/sections/codeswitch/2021/03/24/980942013/how-to-start-conversations-about-anti-asian-racism-with-your-family 

Advocacy Against Anti-Asian Violence