Selected Resources for Brant Lee
R. Cole and G. Chin, “Emerging from the Margins of Historical Consciousness: Chinese Immigrants and the History of American Law”, Law and History Review, Volume 17 Number 2 Summer 1999 Accessed January 9, 2011. http://www.historycooperative.
“Understanding Our Perceptions of Asian Americans”, Peter N. Kiang, Asia Society. Accessed on Dec 8. 2011. http://asiasociety.org/countries/traditions/understanding-our-perceptions-asian-americans An overview essay on Asian Americans, including identity issues (perceptions and misperceptions, use of terminology, understanding demographics and the extreme diversity contained within the term.
“Still the “Other”? Are Chinese and Asian Americans Still Seen as Perpetual Foreigners by the General Public?”, Jane Leung Larson, Committee of 100, April 2009. Accessed on Dec 8 2011. http://committee100.typepad.com/committee_of_100_newslett/2009/04/still-the-other-are-chinese-and-asian-americans-still-seen-as-perpetual-foreigners-by-the-general-pu.html An overview of The Committee of 100’s 2009 survey of public attitudes toward Chinese and Asian Americans.
“Testing the ‘Model Minority’ Myth”, M. Oshige McGowan and J. Lindgren, Northwestern University Law Review Vol. 100, 331, 2006. This article considers the model minority stereotype as it exists in popular culture and Asian critical scholars’ concerns about this stereotype’s dangers. The authors explore some possible implications of their findings and some possible implications. http://www.law.northwestern.edu/lawreview/v100/n1/331/LR100n1Lindgren-McGowan.pdf
“Asian American Identity: Shared Racial Status and Political Context”, J. Junn and N. Masuoka, Perspectives on Politics Vol. 6, 729, 2008. Accessed Dec 8, 2011. http://www.apsanet.org/media/pdfs/popdec08junn.pdf The authors present findings from a unique embedded survey experiment conducted in 2004 that reveals a surprising degree of malleability in Asian American racial group attachment. This is a striking contrast to the findings demonstrated by blacks whose racial identification is relatively more stable over various contexts. The authors seek to explain these findings by advocating for a more explicit consideration of the structural incentives and costs of adopting racial and ethnic identities by highlighting the significance of U.S. immigration policy and its role in creating group-based stereotypes and racial tropes.
Video series. Becoming American: The Chinese Experience in America: What does it mean to become American? What is lost and what is gained in the process? In interviews with historians, descendants, and recent immigrants, this powerful Bill Moyers series explores these questions through dramatic encounters of the Chinese. Available in Bierce Library