Tag Archives: Asian American history and culture



Here are the reading assignments for the coming weeks. Ideally, students simply read the book we’re working with as soon as they can. Baseline expectations are as follows:

Week of Mar. 9-13

Mon: Look at this chronology of Asians in America


while not exhaustive (no mention of Filipino “Manilamen” who settled in what is now Louisiana in the 1760s) it offers a good foundation.

Read “On Discovery” and “On Fathers” in Maxine Hong Kingston’s China Men.

Read this article, An Alleged Wife.

Wed: Read “The Father from China” in China Men.

Fri: Read pp. 74-122  in CM.

Week of Mar. 16-20

M: pp. 123-162

W: pp. 163-234

F: pp. 235-308

Our goal is to complete our study of China Men and Chinese American history by Spring Break. We’ll see if we can meet that target.

I’ve added some interesting links to the blogroll, including SF’s Chinese Historical Society of America and a website for the Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation (AIISF)