The New Face of Asian Pacific America (1998)

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ISBN-10: 0-9665020-3-5
ISBN-13: 978-0966502039

Editors: Eric Lai and Dennis Arguelles

Product Details: 283 pages, 8 x 10 x 0.75 in

Categories: Asian American Studies; Demographics; Ethnic Studies; Immigration and Migration; Population and Census; Reference/Index


The New Face of Asian Pacific America is the most comprehensive look at the demographic and cultural changes sweeping the Asian Pacific American community at the dawn of the 21st century. Drawing heavily upon U.S. 2000 Census data, The New Face analyzes the latest population and socioeconomic trends in the 12.5 million-strong APA population. Illustrated with hundreds of informative charts, maps, and photos, The New Face is an invaluable resource and reference for scholars and students, policymakers, foundations and community groups, libraries and marketers.

Co-published with AsianWeek



"Although Asian Pacific Americans comprised less than one percent of the total U.S. population in 1960, they increased their share to just under four percent by 2000, including hapas, those of mixed ancestry. In absolutely numbers, the Asian American population grew from just under 1 million in 1960 to 10 million in 2000 - a tenfold increase. The Census predicted that this rapid growth will continue through the next two decades, with Asian Pacific Americans projected to number about 19.6 million and comprise an estimated 6 percent of the nation’s population by 2020."


Table of Contents



  • Asian Pacific American Demographics in 2000: Past, Present and Future
  • Census Policy
  • Immigration
  • Socioeconomics


  • Chinese
  • Filipinos
  • Asian Indians
  • Koreans
  • Vietnamese
  • Japanese
  • Native Hawaiians
  • Pacific Islanders
  • Southeast Asians (including Hmong, Cambodians, Laotians, Thai)
  • South Asians (including Bangladeshi, Nepalese, Pakistanis, and Sri Lankans)
  • Hapas: the Emerging Community of Multiethnic and Multiracial APAs


  • California
  • Northeast
  • Hawaii
  • West
  • Canada
  • Midwest
  • South


  • Arts and Entertainment
  • Culture
  • Education
  • Politics and Civil Rights
  • Work, Labor and the Glass Ceiling
  • Health
  • Business and Hi-Tech
  • Gay and Lesbian
  • Religion and Spiritual Life

"The New Face provides a picture of the complexities of Asian and Pacific Islander immigrants and Asian Pacific Americans" -- Frank H. Wu, Professor of Law, Howard University

"The New Face is an important new tool that makes timely demographic information...more accessible to community workers and stakeholders" -- Cao K. O, Executive Director, Asian American Federation of New York