Sharing Our Stories

To tell the story of Asian America, the UCLA Asian American Studies Center has been a leading publisher in the field for almost half a century. In addition to publishing groundbreaking books in Asian American studies, the Center has been the home to Amerasia Journal—the first journal focusing on Asian Americans—since 1971. Moving into the future, the Center is developing digital storybooks as well as digitizing our extensive archives.

A digital media platform is being created to share ethnic studies knowledge and scholarship with the world. Storybooks are created for K-12 and college students to provide free, high quality curricula on Asian American and Pacific Islander history, culture and contemporary issues.

Storybooks are web portals with a selected suite of components that can include: narrated histories and stories, related archival materials (e.g. photographs, historic documents), oral histories, videos and documentary footage, creative works, audiotapes and podcasts, timelines, resource links, bibliographic references, digital exhibitions, and curriculum guides and lesson plans. Each will be curated by a faculty or scholar with expertise in that area of study. Prototypes have been developed and will be tested and expanded to encompass a wide range of topics, across various disciplines from social studies to the humanities.

Mountain Movers: Student Activism &
The Emergence of Asian American Studies

More coming soon

The Center has published over 25 books along with over 100 reports along with Amerasia Journal, the first and oldest refereed academic journal in the field, and AAPI Nexus Journal for applied research, each available to 2,500 institutional subscribers internationally.


Policy Reports and Publications

Amerasia Journal

AAPI Nexus

Reprints and Permissions

In 2019, the Center began digitizing some of the photographs and other documents that were borrowed or gifted to UCLA that chronicle Asian American and Pacific Islander experiences in the US and throughout the disaspora. Search these collections along with student video productions by UCLA students who studied with our EthnoCommunications program.


Collective Memories: Oral Histories of Asian American Studies Founders

AASC Video Library