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U.S. Census Information Center (USCIC)
The Center, in partnership with the National Coalition for Community Development, was selected as an official Census Information Center by the U.S. Bureau of the Census to analyze and advocate for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders through the usage of quantitative data. Its research publications include the groundbreaking book, The New Face of Asian Pacific America: Numbers, Diversity, and Change in the 21st Century (edited by Eric Lai and Dennis Arguelles, published by the UCLA Asian American Studies Press in conjunction with the Organization of Chinese Americans, National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development, and Asian Week). Through informative essays and hundreds of charts and photographs, this book is the first demographic analysis of recent census data on the Asian American and Pacific Islander population.
AAPI Nexus: Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Policy, Practice, and Community
Published by UCLA's Asian American Studies Center Press, AAPI Nexus is a national journal focusing on policies, practices and community research to benefit the nation's burgeoning Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. AAPI Nexus draws from professional schools and applied social science scholars as well as practitioners and public policy advocates with the goal of reinvigorating Asian American Studies' mission of serving communities and generating practical research.
National Asian Pacific American Political Almanac
As Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders become increasingly involved in the nation's politics at the local, state, and national levels, there is a need to document, update, and analyze their activities and chart their participation both qualitatively and quantitatively. Since 1976, Don T. Nakanishi and James Lai have annually produced the National Asian Pacific Political Almanac, the most comprehensive guide on Asian American and Pacific Islander politics. The almanac contains analytic essays and empirical data on AAPI political participation as well as a directory listing over 2,000 AAPI office-holders throughout the nation.
UCLA Center for EthnoCommunications
EthnoCommunications was founded in 1996 as a national institution under the auspices of the UCLA Asian American Studies Center to utilize media and communications technologies to document, preserve, and highlight ethnic cultures and society.