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Asian Studies Guide


These twenty five e-books and three Web resources in Asian American studies are selected in honor of Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage Month (May). 

“The month of May was chosen to commemorate the immigration of the first Japanese to the United States on May 7, 1843, and to mark the anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad on May 10, 1869. The majority of the workers who laid the tracks were Chinese immigrants.” (


Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month represents a collaborative effort of numerous agencies including Library of Congress, National Park Service, NEH, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. 

APA Heritage site helps you explore virtually the Asian food, literature, films, museums, and performances. 

Public Broadcasting System (PBS) website broadcasts a fabulous five hour film series “Asian Americans.” Telling through "individual lives and personal histories,” the film series explore "the impact of Asian Americans, the fastest-growing population in the United States, on the country’s past, present and future”. 


Asian Americans - History, Identities, and More

Literary Criticism

Short Stories - Explore Tibetan or Filipino lives

Comics or Graphic Novels

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