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Speaking Out For Personal Justice—$30.00 (paper)


Passing It On—A Memoir by Yuri Kochiyama—$17.00 (paper); $27.00 (cloth)


Untold Civil Rights Stories: Asian Americans Speak Out for Justice —$20.00 (paper)


1969-2009 40 Years of Ethnic Studies at UCLA—$15.00 (paper)


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Asian Americans on War and Peace—$16.95 (paper)


Envisioning American New Chinese Americans and The Politics of Belonging—$17.00 (paper)


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Views from Within: The Japanese American Evacuation & Resettlement Study—$15.00 (paper)


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2011-2012 National Asian Pacific American Political Almanac—$15.00 (paper)


Asian American and Pacific Islander Community Directory for Los Angeles and Orange Counties 10th Edition—$20.00 (paper)






Confrontations, Crossings and Convergence—$7.00 (paper)


Executive Order 9066—$10.00 (paper)


Moving the Image—$24.95 (paper)


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9:1 - Politics of Chinese Exclusion (1982)


34:2 - Word Travels: Asian American Writing in China, Germany, Korea, Italy, Poland, Sweden, Singapore & the US


9:2 - Communities and Asian American Literature


34:3 - How do Asian Americans Create Places?

10:1 - Refugee Resettlement in Orange County


35:1 - Where Women Tell Stories

11:1 - Vietnamese Studies in U.S. 1975-82: Ethnic Labor


35:2 - Subjugated to Subject: Through Class, Race & Sex

11:2 - Korean Women, Literature

35:3 - The Political World of Asian Americans:
A Tribute to Don Nakanishi


15:1 - Salute to 60s/70s: San Francisco State Strike

36:1 - Asian and Pacific Passages: "The Migrant with a Thousand Faces"


17:3 - Enclave Economy Thesis


36:2 - Asian Australia & Asian America: Making Transnational Connections

18:2 - Humanities Research Issue

36:3 - GlobaLinks: Community Institutions and Practices across Nations


18:3 - Annual Selected Bibliography

37:1 - Word & Image: Russell C. Leong


20:2 - Alexander Saxton History Awards


37:2 - Further Desire: Asian & Asian American Sexualities
20:3 - Asian American Poetry

37:3 - Transoceanic Flows: Pacific Islander Interventions across the American Empire


21:1/2 - Thinking Theory in Asian American Studies

38:1 - Los Angeles Since 1992: Commemorating the 20th Anniversary of the Uprisings


21:3 - 25 Years of Asian American Studies

38:2 - Towards a Third Literature: Chinese Writing in the Americas


23:1 - No Passing Zone: Voices of Asian-descent Multiracials


39:1 - The State of Illness and Disability in Asian America

23:2 - Returns & Representations: Recasting Viet Nam, the Philippines, India, Hong Kong, Asian America


39:2 - Asian American Folklore: Passages and Practices
24:1 - Mixed Dialogues: Politics & Culture

39:3 - Open Issue (ft. Chol Soo Lee Forum)


24:2 - Essays into American Empire in the Philippines: Part I. Legacies, Heroes, Identity


40:1 - Asian American Religions in a Globalized World
25:2 - Crossing the Color Line

40:2 - Asian American Cultural Politics


25:3 - Satyagraha: Political Culture of South Asian Americans


40:3 - Yuri Kochiyama & Tempt One
26:1 - History and Historians in the Making

41:1 - Indigenous Asias


26:3 - Across the Color Line 2001

41:2 - Sport in Asian America


27:1 - Act, Memory, and Voice

41:3 - 45-Year Legacy


27:2 - Challenging Race and Racism; Retrospective Look at China’s Cultural Revolution


42:1 - Carceral States

28:2 - Asians in the Americas: Transculturations and Power


42:2 - Intergenerational Collaborations

29:2 - Pedagogy, Social Justice, & the State of Asian American Studies


42:3 - Open Issue: Tributes to Don Nakanishi and 2015-2016 Winner of Lucie Cheng Prize

29:3 - What Does It Mean To Be Korean Today? Part I. Across Nations, Generations, & Identities


43:1 - Pacific Languages in Diaspora

30:1 - Part II. Community in the 21st Century


43:2 - Exhibiting Race and Culture

30:2 - A Tribute to Miné Okubo


43:3 - Open Issue 2017

30:3 - Border Crossings



31:1 - Edward Said’s Orientalism & Asian American Studies



31:2 - 30 Years AfterWARd: Vietnamese Americans & U.S. Empire



31:3 - Deporting Our Souls & Defending our Immigrants



32:1 - Marriage Equality Debate 2006



32:2 - Asian American On Meat Vs Rice



32:3 - AXISing Asian American Literature



33:1 - Ling-Chi Wang: Quintessential Scholar/ Activist



33:2 - Pacific Canada beyond the 49th parallel







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AAPI NEXUS: Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders Policy, Practice, & Community


“Community Development,” 1:1 (2003)


The inaugural issue examines the topic of community development by policy advocates and applied social scientists from across the nation with editors Paul M. Ong and Don T. Nakanishi. Authors: Kil Huh and Lisa Hasegawa, Dean S. Toji and Karen Umemoto, Melany de la Cruz and Loh-Sze Leung, Douglas Miller and Douglas Houston, Grace Yoo.


“Civil Rights,” 2:1 (2004)


Guest Editors: Angelo Ancheta, Jacinta Ma, Don Nakanishi


Most of the articles in this issue were originally produced for a strategic roundtable held in October 2002, co-sponsored by the Civil Rights Project at Harvard University and the UCLA Asian American Studies Center. Authors: Karen K. Narasaki and June K. Han, Peter Nien-chu Kiang, Claire Jean Kim, Rowena Robles, Paul M. Ong.


“Voting,” 2:2 (2004)


Politicians, political activists, and professors contributed commentaries, policy research reports, and detailed accounts of exit polls and voting rights compliance strategies that can be used in AAPI communities. Authors: S.B. Woo, James Dien Bui, Shirley Suet-ling Tang and Peter Nien-chu Kiang, Tarry Hum, Janelle S. Wong, Daniel Kikuo Ichinose, Glenn D. Magpantay.


"Health," 3:1 (2005)


Guest Editor: Marjorie Kagawa-Singer


Little is know about these health problems, which include high levels of cancer, cardiovascular disease and diabetes, and what is known is not widely disseminated. This issues examines health problems of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. Authors: Marjorie Kagawa-Singer, Paul M. Ong, Julia Liou, Sherry Hirota, Hongtu Chen, Elizabeth J. Kramer, Teddy Chen, Jianping Chen, Henry Chung, Cecilia Chen, Doug Brugge, Alice Leung, Andrea Finkelman, Weibo Lu, Will Rand, Lisa Sun-Hee Park, David Naguib Pellow, Chi-kan Richard Hung.


"Employment/Work Issues," 3:2 (2005)


Guest Editor: Deborah Woo


Scholars, researchers, practitioners, and government officials within this volume examine racial discrimination in employment against Asian Americans, workers' rights, and economic parity in the global labor market. Authors: Stuart J. Ishimaru, Karin Mak and Grace Meng, Don Mar, Paula Chakravartty, Julian Chun-Chung Chow, Kathy Lemon Osterling and Qingwen Xu, Siri Thanasombat and John Trasvina.


"Glass Ceiling/Health Issues," 4:1 (2006)


Guest Editors: Majorie Kagawa-Singer and Deborah Woo


This issue examines whether there is a "glass ceiling" affecting Asian American professionals. Health issues also are addressed. Authors: Vu H. Pham, Lauren Emiko Hokoyama, Arthur Sakamoto, Hyeyoung Woo, Keng-Loong Yap, Jeremy S. Wu, Carson K. Eoyang, David T. Takeuchi, Seunghye Hong, Ninez A. Ponce, Melissa Gatchell, Laurent S. Tao, Jini Han, and Ami N. Shah.


"Youth," 4:2 (2006)


Guest Editor: Karen Umemoto


There is no question that adolescent violence and related risk behaviors are a serious problem in the U.S. today. Over the past several decades, there has been a concerted effort to identify factors that pose a risk for or serve as protection against delinquency and violence using large sample and longitudinal studies of youth. Together, the articles in this special issue of AAPI Nexus belie the simplistic "whiz kid" stereotypes. "These articles," says Umemoto, "contribute to the critical conversation on the risks, challenges, and opportunities facing AAPI youth." Authors: James Diego Vigil, Tomson H. Nguyen, Jesse Cheng, Thao N. Le, Judy L. Wallen, Ahn-Luu T. Huynh-Hohnbaum, David Tokiharu Mayeda, Lisa Pasko, Meda Chesney-Lind, Isami Arifuku, Delores D. Peacock, Caroline Glesmann, Deborah Woo.


"Art & Cultural Institutions," 5:1 (2007)


Guest Editors: Franklin Odo


"AAPIs and Cultural Institutions," features how organizations like museums, traveling exhibits, performance troupes, and libraries represent AAPI communities and their diverse experiences. "Incorporation of AAPIs individually and organizationally by this nation's cultural sector can lead to political complacency and isolation from the broader social movement long before the ultimate goals are achieved," the editors write. "The larger challenge before us, then, is renewing the passion for progressive social change." Authors: ShiPu Wang, Clara M. Chu, Todd Honma, Leslie Ito, John Rosa, Lewis Kawahara, Nadereh Pourat, Ninez A. Ponce, Roberta Wyn.


"Welfare Reform," 5:2 (2007)


This issue features research on how Asian American communities are affected by and respond to policies related to welfare reform, healthcare, education, and art/cultural institutions. According to outgoing Senior Editor Paul Ong, a common thread among these articles is the commitment to building bridges between the university, AAPI communities, and the larger society. Authors: Linda Vo, Chong-suk Han, Edward Echtle, Evelyn Blumenberg, Lily K. Song, Paul M. Ong, Julian Chun-Chung Chow, Grace Yoo, Catherine Vu, Lois M. Takahashi, Michelle G. Magalong.


"Model Minority Myth," 6:1 (2008)


In this inaugural issue of the new Senior Editor, Majorie Kagawa-Singer, Nexus presents five articles that explore the diversity within Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, including the disparities that continue to mark some of their experiences. These articles address the diversity within the AAPI communities that are often dismissed due to the model minority myth. They also help to develop new ways to intervene and prevent other pervasive problems from increasing in these communities. Authors: Paul M. Ong, Melany dela Cruz-Viesca, Don T. Nakanishi, Su Yeong Kim, Aprile D. Benner, Rena Mae Nalani Reid, Kathleen Ongbongan, Donna Dennerlein, Deborah K. Spencer, Robyn Greenfield Matloff, Drug Brugge, Angela C. Lee, Roland Tang, Jeanne Shimatsu, Eric C. Wat, Camillia Lui.


"Aging," 6:2 (2007)


Guest Editors: Namkee G. Choi and Jim Lubben


With an ever growing number of older AAPIs, these older adults face additional challenges such as higher poverty rates among all older adults in the United States, lower rates of having private insurance, and many unmet mental health needs. Because of the challenges that aging populations pose to social policy, these papers help shape future culturally sensitive programs and services to AAPI elders and families. Authors: Herb Shon, Ailee Moon, Jong Won Min, Siyon Rhee, Phu Phan, Jessica Rhee, Thanh Tran, Poorni G. Otilingam, Margaret Gatz, Sela V. Panapasa, Voon Chin Phua, James W. McNally.


"K-12 Education," 7:1 (2007)


Guest Editors: Peter N. Kiang and Mitchell Chang


The first of three issues on education, this issue focuses on K-12 education. With significant economic struggles and budget cuts in this new decade, these issues will help to inform the education policies and changing AAPI populations. As guest editors Peter Nien-chu Kiang (University of Massachusetts Boston) and Mitchell J. Chang (UCLA) write, "Asian American and Pacific Islander communities have individually and collectively invested enormous trust in US educational institutions on behalf of themselves and their children." Authors: Patricia Espiritu Halagao, Allyson Tintiangco-Cubales, Joan May T. Cordova, Leena Neng Her, Valerie Ooka Pang, Phitsamay Sychitkokhong Uy, Jean J. Ryoo, Lusa Lo, Joseph Wu.


"Higher Education" 7:2 (2009)


Guest Editors: Mitchell J. Chang and Peter N. Kiang

Guest editors Mitchell J. Chang (UCLA) and Peter Nien-chu Kiang (University
of Massachusetts Boston) have assembled articles that expand the horizon of AAPI educational research in exciting ways that extend beyond well-trotted
"model" minority paradigms. The papers in this issue discuss not only
challenges that AAPI college students face, but also potential solutions and
implications that have implications for future generations of AAPI college

Authors: L. Ling-chi Wang, Richard L. Wagoner, Anthony S. Lin, Jillian
Liesemeyer, Oiyan A. Poon, Julie J. Park, Mitchell J. Chang.


"Intersections of Education" 8:1 (2010)


Guest Editors: Allyson Tintiangco-Cubales, Peter Nien-chu Kiang, Samuel D. Museus

Guest editors Allyson Tintiangco-Cubales (San Francisco State), Peter Nien-chu Kiang (University of Massachusetts Boston), and Samuel D. Museus (University of Massachusetts Boston) present a series of articles that intentionally connect across the domains of K-12 and higher education. The manuscripts help to "discover glimpses of possibility for improvements in access, retention, and curricular matters."

Authors: Shirley Hune, Jeomja Yeo, Yang Sao Xiong, Yingyi Ma, Allyson Tintiangco-Cubales, Roderick Daus-Magbual, Arlene Daus-Magbual.


"Mental Health" 8:2 (2010)


Contextualizing the challenges of addressing AAPI mental health, guest editors, Gilbert C. Gee (UCLA), Phillip D. Akutsu (CSU Sacramento), and Margaret Shih (UCLA), in their introduction illustrate how cultural, historical, and community diversity have led to underutilization of services and a lack of data. They call for new research that seriously considers the theories related to differences among diverse AAPI populations.


"Forging the Future: The Role of New Research, Data, & Policies for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, & Pacific Islanders" 9:1-2 (2011)


The "Forging the Future" special double issue is arguably the most comprehensive publication to date on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (AANHPI), demographic data trends, and federal policy - including policy briefs on Civil Rights, Economic Development, Education, Health, and Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders by over 50 leading AANHPI scholars, applied-researchers, and community leaders from all over the nation. Answering President Barack Obama's call to increase participation by Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) in federal programs, UCLA's Asian American Studies Center is spotlighting ways to improve education, healthcare and housing for traditionally under-represented groups, like Native Hawaiians and Hmong Americans, with this pioneering new AAPI Nexus journal special issue. The release of this journal coincides with the second anniversary of the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (WHIAAPI), established on October 14, 2009, when President Barack Obama signed Executive Order 13515: "Increasing the Participation of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in Federal Programs." The special issue includes activities of the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders from 2009-2011, and research originally presented at a WHIAAPI convening on research and data collection in December 2010.


"Special Issue on Immigration" 10:1 (2012)


"Special Issue on Asian Americans in Global Cities: Los Angeles – New York Connections and Comparisons" 10:2 (2012)


"Special Issue on Tenth Anniversary and Asian American & Pacific Islander Environmentalism: Expansions, Connections, & Social Change" 11:1 & 2(2013)


The latest issue of AAPI Nexus Journal 11:1-2, "Asian American and Pacific Islander Environmentalism: Expansions, Connections, and Social Change," marks the 10th Anniversary of the journal and commemorates the 20th Anniversary of Executive Order 12898 on Environmental Justice. The special double issue focuses on the timely topics of Environmental Justice, Education, and Immigration and aims to inform policy debates and arenas with research on understudied populations and topics related to Asian American and Pacific Islanders.

Part One features a reflection on ten years of the journal, papers addressing alternative methods for Asian American Studies, Indian Immigrant Women Support Networks, and U.S. Immigration and Filipino Labor Export Policies in Human Trafficking. Part Two examines the intersection of Asian American Studies and Environmental Studies, revealing information and insights that can be useful in environmental and social justice advocacy, strategic planning, policy development and programming. Professor Julie Sze (UC Davis) and Charles Lee (Deputy Associate Assistant Administrator for Environmental Justice, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency) served as the consulting guest editors for this portion of the volume.


"Special Issue on Asian American, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander Communities and Federally Qualified Health Centers" 12:1 & 2 (2014)


"Special Issue on AAPIs 2040" 14:1 (Spring 2016)


"Special Issue on AAPIs 2040" 14:2 (Fall 2016)


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