Early Asian American History and Culture

CFP: Call for Essays on Early Asian American History and Culture

The editors invite essays for inclusion in a scholarly collection entitled ***Re/collecting Early Asian America: Readings in Cultural History*** that will concentrate on aspects of Asian American history and culture prior to the 1960s. The book will target important new areas of study as well as further well-established research, and will include perspectives from different fields, approaches, and methodologies from the humanities and the social sciences.

We encourage submissions in a variety of areas including the following:

* ARTS AND CULTURE. Studies of literature, theater, art and other cultural projects by Asian Americans or representations of "Asia" or "the Orient" dating from late nineteenth and early twentieth century. Of particular interest are works which have previously received relatively little scholarly attention.

* IMMIGRANT COMMUNITIES. Studies which acknowledge the extensive research already done in Asian American history, and which introduce or further significant new research.

* THEORY. Studies which examine and/or contest the underlying structure and methodologies behind different versions of Asian American history.

* PEDAGOGY. Approaches to teaching early Asian American history and culture.

* SOURCE MATERIALS. Descriptive essays on archival and museum holdings and/or annotated bibliographies of source materials in university libraries and museums in the Americas.

Inquiries may be directed to any of the editors:

* Imogene Lim: Anthropology, Malaspina University-College, 900 Fifth St., Nanaimo, BC V9R 5S5; (604) 753-3245 office; (604) 741-2676 fax; "limi@mala.bc.ca"

* Yuko Matsukawa (as of September 1996): English Department, SUNY
Brockport, Brockport, NY 14420; (716) 395-2503 office; (716) 395-2391 fax

* Josephine Lee: (612) 625-9510 office; (612) 624-8228 fax;

DEADLINE. Please submit THREE (3) COPIES of papers (up to 25 pages) by December 15, 1996, to

Josephine Lee
Department of English
University of Minnesota
207 Lind Hall
207 Church St. S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55455-0134

Josephine Lee
Department of English
University of Minnesota
207 Lind Hall
207 Church St. S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55455-1034
(612) 625-9510 office
(612) 624-8228 dept. fax

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