Asian American and Asian Pacific American Studies

These links are designed to assist instructors in their teaching and learning by providing AA/APA teaching resources, population statistics, online directories, and news and current events.


Teaching Guides

Edith Wen-Chu Chen and Glenn Omatsu, eds. Teaching about Asian Pacific Americans. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield, 2006.

Hirabayahi, Lane Ryo. Teaching Asian America: Diversity & the Problem of Community. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield, 1993.

Deborah Wei and Rachel Kamel, eds. Resistance in Paradise: Rethinking 100 Years of U.S. Involvement in the Caribbean and the Pacific. Philadelphia: American Friends Service Committee in cooperation with Office of Curriculum Support, School District of Philadelphia, 1998.

Population Statistics

The Asian Population: 2000. Census 2000 Brief.

The Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Population: 2000. Census 2000 Brief.

Online Directories

Asian American Studies” Subject Guide., University of California Irvine Libraries.

Comprehensive annotated listing of print and online resources.

Yale University Guide to Asian American Studies.

Asian Pacific Americans on Voice of the Shuttle

Includes links to syllabi, and to online resources on specific Asian and Southeast Asian ethnic groups

News, Current Events, and Culture

AsianWeek: The Voice of Asian America.

Asian American Village, in

Asia Pacific Arts Magazine. A project of the UCLA Asia Institute.

UCLA Asian American Studies Center


Paul Spickard, Joanne Rondilla, and Debbie Hippolite Wright, eds. Pacific Diaspora: Island Peoples in the United States and Across the Pacific. Honolulu: University of Hawai’i Press, 2002.

Teaching Resources

Pacific Studies Initiation: Syllabus and Bibliography Collection.

A joint project of the University of Hawai’i Center for Pacific Islands Studies and the East-West Center Pacific Islands Development Program.

Population Statistics

The Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Population: 2000. Census 2000 Brief.

Kurt Metzger, Asian Pacific American Demographics in Michigan, 2005. PowerPoint presentation to the Governor’s Advisory Council on Asian Pacific American Affairs.

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