Asian American Studies Faculty-Graduate Reading Group

The Asian American Studies Faculty-Graduate Reading Group meets monthly to promote interdisciplinary engagement with Asian American studies.

Proposed discussion topics for the 2022-23 academic year include Asian American racialization and public health; transnational, refugee, and settler colonial histories; contemporary Asian American literature; and Asian American theology.

Tentative readings include (but are not limited to):

  • Nayan Shah. “Public Health and the Mapping of Chinatown.” In Jean Yu-wen Shen Wu and Thomas C. Chen (Eds), Asian American Studies Now: A Critical Reader, pp.168–192. Rutgers University Press, 2010.
  • Christine Hong, A Violent Peace: Race, U.S. Militarism, and Cultures of Democratization in Cold War Asia and the Pacific (Redwood City: Stanford University Press, 2020).
  • Juliana Hu Pegues, Space-Time Colonialism: Alaska's Indigenous and Asian Entanglements (Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 2021).
  • Ma Vang, History on the Run: Secrecy, Fugitivity, and Hmong Refugee Epistemologies (Durham: Duke University Press, 2021).
  • Elaine Hsieh Chou, Disorientation: A Novel (Penguin, 2022).
  • Kathryn Gin Lum, Heathen: Religion and Race in American History (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2022)

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Contact Ziyao Tian (ziyaot@princeton.edu), Andrew Hahm (ahahm@princeton.edu), or Jeremy Lee Wolin (jwolin@princeton.edu) with any questions or concerns.