HIST 284(F) Topics in Asian American History*

This course will introduce the major themes in Asian American history from 1850 to the present, examining the lives of Chinese, Japanese, Koreans, Filipinos, Indians, Southeast Asians, and Pacific Islanders in America. Topics will include the anti-Asian exclusion movement, the wartime experiences of Japanese Americans, the increase of Asian immigration as a result of the 1965 Immigration Act and the Vietnam War, and the impact of the events of September 11, 2001 on Asian American communities. These themes and others will be explored through the reading of historical texts, memoirs, novels, and films. Format: lecture/discussion. Evaluation will be based on two short critical essays and a final research paper. No prerequisites. No enrollment limit (expected: 30). Open to all. Group A

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