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Chan, Jeffrey Paul and Frank Chin; Lawson Inada; Shawn Wong, eds. Aiiieeeee!: An Anthology of Asian-American Writers. Washington: Howard University Press, 1974.

Chan, Jeffrey Paul and Frank Chin, Shawn Wong, Lawson F. Inada, eds. The Big Aiiieeeee!: An Anthology of Chinese-American and Japanese America Literature. NY: Meridian Books, 1991.

Chang, Lan Samantha. Hunger. NY: Penguin Books, 1998.

Chin, Frank. Donald Duk. Minneapolis: Coffee House Press, 1991.

Chin, Frank. Gunga Din Highway. Minneapolis: Coffee House Press, 1994.

Hwang, David Henry, The Dance and the Railroad and Family Devotions (NY: Dramatists Play Service, Inc.,1983)

_________________, FOB and The House of Sleeping Beauties (NY: Dramatists Play Service, Inc.,1983)

_________________, Golden Child (NY: Dramatists Play Service, Inc.,1999)

_________________, M. Butterfly (Dramatists Play Service, Inc.,1988)

_________________, Trying to Find Chinatown and Bondage (Dramatists Play Service, Inc.,1996)

Jen, Gish. Typical American. NY: Plume, 1991.

Jen, Gish Mona in the Promised Land

Jen, Gish Who's Irish

Lee, C.Y. Days of the Tong Wars. NY: Balantine Books, 1974.

Lee, C.Y. The Flower Drum Song. NY: Dell, 1957.

Lee, C.Y. The Land of the Golden Mountain. NY: Meredith Press, 1967.

Louie, David Wong. The Barbarians Are Coming. New York: Putnam, 1999.

Tan, Amy. The Joy Luck Club. NY: Ivy Books, 1989.

Tan, Amy. The Kitchen God's. NY: Ivy Books, 1991.

Tan, Amy. The Hundred Secret Senses. NY: Ivy Books 1995.

Wong, Jade Snow. Fifth Chinese Daughter. NY: Scholastic Book Services, 1965.

Wong, Shawn. American Knees. NY: Scribner, 1995.

Wong, Shawn. Asian American Literature: A Brief Introduction and Anthology. NY: Harper Collins College Publishers, 1996.

Wong, Shawn. Home Base. New York: Plume Books, 1991.


Aarim-Heriot. Chinese Americans, African Americans, and Racial Anxiety in the United States, 1848-82. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2003.

American Federation of Labor. Some Reasons for Chinese Exclusion. Meat vs. Rice: American Manhood Against Asiatic Coolieism, Which Shall Survive? By Samuel Gompers and Herman Gutstadt. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1902.

Arkush, David R. and Leo O. Lee eds. Land Without Ghosts: Chinese Impressions of America from the Mid-Nineteenth Century to the Present. Berkeley: University of California, 1989.

Asbury, Herbert. The Barbary Coast. New York: Knoff, 1933.

Bain, David Hayward. Empire Express: Building the First Transcontinental Railroad. New York: Viking, 1999

Baldwin, S.L. Must the Chinese Go? An Examination of the Chinese Question. New York: H.B. Elkins, 1890.

Bao, Xiaolan. Holding Up More Than Half the Sky: Chinese Women Garment Workers in New York City, 1948-92. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2001.

Bonner, Arthur. Alas! What Brought Thee Hither? London, Associated University Press, 1997.

Chan, Sucheng. Asian Americans: An interpretive History. Boston, MA: Twayne, 1991.

Chan, Sucheng and Scott Wong. eds. Claiming America: Constructing Chinese American Identities During the Exclusion Era. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1998.

Chan, Sucheng, ed. Entry Denied: Exclusion and the Chinese Community in America, 1882-1943. Philadelphia: Temple University, 1994.

Chan, Sucheng. This Bittersweet Soil: The Chinese in California Agriculture, 1860-1910. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press Berkeley, 1986.

Chang, Iris. Thread of the Silkworm. New York, Basic Books, 1995.

Chang, Leslie. Beyond the Narrow Gate: The Journey of Four Chinese Women From the Middle Kingdom to Middle America. NY: Dutton, 1999.

Chen, Jack. The Chinese of America: From Beginning to the Present. San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1980.

Chen, Sheong. Being Chinese, Becoming Chinese American. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2002.

Chen, Yong, Chinese San Francisco 1850-1943. Stanford, CA: Stanford UP. May 2000.

Chew, Ron, ed. Reflections of Seattle's Chinese Americans: The First 100 Years. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1994.

Chin, Frank. Bulletproof Buddhists and Other Essays. Honolulu, HI: University of Hawaii Press, 1998.

Chin, Ko-Lin. Smuggled Chinese: Clandestine Immigration to the United States. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1999.

Chin, Tung Pok and Winifred C. Chin. Paper Son. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, to be published.

Chinn, Thomas. Bridging the Pacific: San Francisco Chinatown and Its People. San Francisco: Chinese Historical Society of America, 1989.

Chinn, Thomas, ed. History of the Chinese in California: A Syllabus. San Francisco: Chinese Historical Society of America, 1984.

Choy, Philip and Lorraine Dong, Marlon K. Hom, eds. The Coming Man: 19th Century American Perceptions of the Chinese. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1995.

Chu, Daniel and Samuel Chu. Passage to the Golden Gate: A History of the Chinese in America to 1910. NY: Doubleday, 1967.

Chun, Gloria. Of Orphans and Warriors. Piscataway, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1999.

Chung, Arthur W. Of Rats, Sparrows and Flies: A Lifetime in China. Stockton, CA: Heritage West Books, 1995.

Cohen, Lucy M. Chinese in the Post-Civil War South: A People Without a History. Baton Rouge, LA: Louisiana State University, 1984.

Coolidge, Mary Roberts. Chinese Immigration. New York: Henry Holt & Company, 1909.

Crossman, Carl. A Catalogue of China Trade Paintings and other Objects, 1785-1865. Salem, MA: Peabody Museum, 1970.

Crossman, Carl. The Decorative Arts of the China Trade: Paintings, Furnishings and Exotic Curiosities. Wappinger's Fally, NY: Antique Collector's Club, 1991.

Daniels, Roger. Asian America: Chinese and Japanese in the United States Since 1850. Seattle: Univ. of Washington Press, 1990.

Daniels, Roger. Not Like Us: Immigrants and Minorities in America, 1890-1924. Chicago: Ivan R. Dee, 1997.

Dennett, Tyler. Americans in East Asia. New York: Barnes & Noble, 1963.

Dicker, Laverne Mau. The Chinese in San Francisco: A Pictorial History. New York: Dover Publications, 1979.

Downs, Jacques M. The Golden Ghetto: The American Commercial Community at Canton and the Shaping of American China Policy, 1784-1844. Bethlehem, PA: Lehigh University Press, 1997.

The Face of China: As Seem by Photographers and Travelers, 1860-1912. New York: Aperture, 1978.

Evans, Karin. The Lost Daughters of China: Abandoned Girls, Their Journey to America, and the Search for a Missing Past. New York: Putnam. 2000.

Farkas, Lani Ah Tye. Bury My Bones in America: The Saga of a Chinese Family in California 1852 1996 from San Francisco to the Sierra Gold Mines. Nevada City, NV: Carl Mautz Publishing, 1998.

Fessler, Loren, ed. Chinese in America: Stereotyped Past, Changing Present. NY: Vantage Press, 1983.

Fong, Timothy P. The First Suburban Chinatown: The Remaking of Monterey Park, California. Philadelphia: Temple University, 1994.

Gillenkirk, Jeff and James Motlow. Bitter Melon: Inside America's Last Ritual Chinese Town. Berkeley, CA: Heyday Books, 1987.

Gyory, Andrew. Closing the Gate: Race, Politics, and the Chinese Exclusion Act. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 1988.

Hall, Bruce Edward. Tea That Burns: A Family Memoir of Chinatown Free Press. NY: Free Press, 1998.

Hawes, Dorothy Schurman. To The Farthest Gulf: The Story of the American China Trade. Ipswich, MA: Ipswich Press, 1990.

Hill, Herbert and James Jones, eds. Race in America: The Struggle for Equality. Madison, WI: The University of Wisconsin Press, 1993.

Hing, Bill Ong. Making and Remaking Asian America Through Immigration Policy 1850-1990. Palo Alto, CA: Stanford University Press, 1993.

Hoexter, Corinne. From Canton to California: The Epic of Chinese Immigration. NY: Four Winds Press, 1976.

Holt, Hamilton, ed. The Life Stories of {Undistinguished} Americans. New York: Routledge, 1990.

Hom, Marlon K. Songs of Gold Mountain: Cantonese Rhymes from San Francisco Chinatown. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1987.

Hoobler, Dorothy. The Chinese American Family Album. NY: Oxford University Press, 1998.

Hong Kong Museum of Art and Peabody Essex Museum. Views of the Pearl River Delta: Macau, Canton and Hong Kong. Hong Kong: Urban Council of Hong Kong, 1996.

Horton, John. Immigration, Resistance, and Change in Monterey Park, California: Temple University Press, 1995.

Howard, David Sanctuary. New York and the China Trade. NY: New York Historical Society, 1984.

Hsu, Madeline Y., Dreaming of Gold, Dreaming of Home: Transnationalism and Migration Between the United States and South China, 1882-1943. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2000.

Hu-DeHart, Evelyn, ed. Across the Pacific: Asian Americans and Globalization. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1999.

Hunt, Michael H. The Making of A Special Relationship: The United States and China to 1914. New York, Columbia University Press, 1983.

Isaacs, Harold. Scratches on Our Minds: American Views of China and India. Armonk, NY: M. E. Sharpe Inc., 1980. (orig. published 1958)

Johnson, Drew Heath, ed. Capturing Light: Masterpieces of California Photography, 1850 to the Present. New York: Norton, 2001.

Johnson, Drew Heath and Marcia Eymann, eds. Silver & Gold, Cased Images of the California Gold Rush. Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 1998.

Kerr, Phyllis Forbes. Letters from China: The Canton-Boston Correspondence of Robert Bennet Forbes, 1838-1840. Mystic, CT: Mystic Seaport Museum, 1996.

Kwong, Peter. The New Chinatown. NY: Hill & Wang, 1996.

Kwong, Peter. Chinatown, NY: Labor and Politics, 1930-1950. New York: New Press, 1971, revised in 2001.

LaFargue, T. China First Hundred: Educational Mission Students in the US 1872-1881. Pullman: Washington State University Press, 1993.

Lai, Him Mark and Joe Huang, Don Wong. The Chinese of America 1785-1980. San Francisco: Chinese Culture Foundation, 1980.

Lai, Him Mark and Genny Lim, Judy Yung. Island; poetry and history of Chinese immigrants on Angel Island 1910-1940. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1991.

Lai, Walton Look. Indentured Labor, Caribbean Sugar: Chinese and Indian Migrants to the British West Indies, 1838-1918. Baltimore, MD: John's Hopkins University Press, 1993.

Larson, Louise Leung. Sweet Bamboo: A Saga of A Chinese American Family. Los Angeles: The Chinese Historical Society of Southern California, 1989.

Layton, Thomas N. The Voyage of the Frolic: New England Merchants and the Opium Trade. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1997.

Lee, Bill. Chinese Playground: A Memoir. San Francisco: Rhapsody Press, 1999.

Lee, Jean Gordon. Philadelphians and the China Trade: 1784-1844. Philadelphia: Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1984.

Lee, Joann Faung Jean. Asian Americans. NY: The New Press, 1992.

Lee, Marjorie ed. Duty & Honor: A Tribute to Chinese American World War II Veterans of Southern California. Los Angeles: The Chinese Historical Society of Southern California, 1998.

Lee, Robert G. Orientals: Asian Americans in Popular Culture. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1999.

Lee, Yan Phou. When I Was a Boy in China. Boston: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Co., 1887.

Leong, Gor Yun. Chinatown Inside Out. New York: Barrows Mussey, 1936.

Leung, Peter C.Y. One Day, One Dollar: The Chinese Farming Experience in the Sacramento River Delta, California. Taipei: The Liberal Arts Press, 1994.

Ling, Huping: Surviving on the Gold Mountain: A History of Chinese American Women and Their Lives. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 1998.

Linking Our lives: Chinese American Women of Los Angeles. Los Angeles: Chinese Historical Society of Southern California, 1984.

Liu, Eric. The Accidental Asian: Notes of a Native Speaker. NY: Random House, 1998.

Loewen, James. The Mississippi Chinese: Between Black and White. Prospect Heights, IL: Waveland Press, 1988.

Lord, Bette Bao and Sansan. Eight Moon. NY: Harper & Row, 1964.

Lowe, Pardee. Father and Glorious Descendant. Boston: Little, Brown & Co, 1943.

Lowe, Victor. The Unimpressible Race: A Century of Educational Struggle by the Chinese in San Francisco. San Francisco: East/West Publishing, 1982.

Lydon, Sandy. Chinese Gold: Chinese in the Monterey Bay Region. Capitola, CA: Capitola Book Company, 1985.

Malcomson, Scott L. One Drop of Blood: The American Misadventure of Race. NY: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2000.

Mar, M. Elaine. Paper Daughter: A Memoir. New York: Harper Flamingo, 1999.

Mark, Diane M. L. and Ginger Chih. A Place Called Chinese America. Washington, DC: Organization of Chinese Americans, 1982.

McClain, Charles. In Search of Equality: The Chinese Struggle Against Discrimination in Nineteenth-Century America. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1996.

McCunn, Ruthanne Lum. Chinese American Portraits: Personal Histories 1838-1988. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1988.

McDannold. Thomas A. California's Chinese Heritage: A Legacy of Places. Stockton, CA: Heritage West Books, 2000.

Miller, Stuart Creighton. The Unwelcome Immigrant: The American Image of the Chinese, 1785-1882. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1974.

Minnick, Sylvia Sun. Samfow: The San Joaquin Chinese Legacy. Fresno, CA: Panorama West Publishing, 1988.

Miscevic, Dusanka and Peter Kwong. Chinese Americans: The Immigrant Experience. Southport, CT: Hugh Laughter Levin Associates, Inc., 2000.

Nee, Victor and Brett de Bary Nee. Longtime Californ': A Documentary Study of An American Chinatown. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1986.

Origins and Destinations: 41 Essays on Chinese America. Los Angeles: Chinese Historical Society of Southern California and UCLA Asian American Studies Center, 1994.

Palumbo-Liu, David. Asian/American: Historical Crossings of a Racial Frontier, Stanford University Press 1999.

Pan, Lynn, ed. The Encyclopedia of the Chinese Overseas. Boston, Harvard University Press, 1999.

Pan, Lynn. Sons of the Yellow Emperor: A History of the Chinese Diaspora. New York: Kodansha International, 1994.

Pascoe, Peggy. Relations of Rescue: The Search for Female Moral Authority in the American West, 1874-1939. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993.

Quan, Robert Seto. Lotus Among the Magnolias: This Mississippi Chinese. Jackson, MI: University of Mississippi Press, 1982.

Saito, Leland T. Race and Politics: Asian Americans, Latinos and Whites in a Los Angeles Suburb. Champaign, IL: University of Illinois Press, 1998.

Salyer, Lucy. Laws Harsh as Tigers: Chinese Immigrants and the Shaping of Modern Immigration Law. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 1995.

Saxton, Alexander. The Indispensable Enemy: Labor and the Anti-Chinese Movement in California. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1971.

See, Lisa. On Gold Mountain: The One-Hundred Year Odyssey of My Chinese-American Family. NY: Vintage Books, 1995.

Seward, George F. Chinese Immigration in Its Social Problems and Economic Aspects. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1881.

Shepherd, Ted. The Chines eof Greenville Mississippi: Success and Opportunity. Greenville, MS: Burford Brothers Printing Company, 1999.

The Sidney D. Gamble Foundation for China Studies and the China Institute in America. China Between Revolutions: Photographs by Sidney D. Gamble 1917-1927. New York: China Institute in America, 1989.

Sit, Hong. My View from a Bridge: The Autobiography of Hong Sit. Houston, TX: Blessing Books, 1999.

Siu, Paul. The Chinese Laundryman: A Study of Social Isolation. NY: NYU Press, 1987.

Smith, Philip Chadwick Foster Smith. The Empress of China. Philadelphia: Philadelphia Maritime Museum, 1984.

Spence, Jonathan. To Change China: Western Advisors in China 1620-1960. New York: Penguin Books, 1969.

Starr, M.B. The Coming Struggle: What People on the West Coast Think of the Coolie Invasion. San Francisco: Bacon & Company, 1873.

Stratton, David H. "The Snake River Massacre of Chinese Miners, 1887," in Taste of the West. Boulder, CO: Pruett Publishing Co., 1983. 109-129.

Sung, Betty Lee. The Chinese in America. New York: Macmillan, 1972

Sung, Betty Lee. Mountain of Gold: The Story of the Chinese in America. NY: Macmillan, 1970.

Takaki, Ronald. A Different Mirror: A History of Multicultural America. Canada: Little & Brown, 1993.

Takaki, Ronald. Strangers From a Different Shore: A History of Asian Americans. New York: Penguin Books, 1989.

Tchen, John Kuo Wei. Genthe's Photographs of San Francisco's Old Chinatown. NY: Dover, 1984.

Tchen, John Kuo Wei. New York Before Chinatown: Orientalism and the Shaping of American Culture 1776-1882. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1999.

Thompson, James C. Jr. and Oeter W. Stanely, John Curtis Perry. Sentimental Imperialists: The American Experinece in East Asia. New York: Harper & Row, 1985.

Townsend, L.T. The Chinese Problem. Boston: Lee and Shepard Publishers. 1876.

Trubner, Henry and William Jay Rathbun. China's Influence on American Culture in the 18th & 19th Centuries. New York: China Institute in America, 1976.

Tu, Weiming, ed. Living Tree: The Changing Meaning of Being Chinese Today. Stanford: Stanford University Press. 1994.

Van Norden, Warner M. Who's Who of the Chinese in New York. New York, 1918.

Wang, L.Ling-Chi. "The Structure of Dual Domination: Toward a Paradigm for the Study of the Chinese Diaspora in the U.S.," Amerasia Journal.Volume 21, Number 1 & 2, pp. 149-169. Los Angles: Asian American Studies Center, University of California, 1995.

Wei, William. The Asian American Movement. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1993.

William, Samuel Wells. The Middle Kingdom. NY: 1848.

Wu, Cheng-Tsu, ed. Chink! NY: Meridian/World, 1972.

Yang, Fenggang. Chinese Christians in America: Conversion, Assimilation and Adhesive Identities. University Park, PA: Penn State University Press, 1999.

Yin, Xiao-Huang, Chinese American Literature Since the 1850s. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2000.

Yu, Connie Young. Chinatown, San Jose, USA. San Jose, CA: San Jose Historical Museum Association, 1991.

Yu, Henry. Thinking Orientals: Migration, Contact, and Exoticism in Modern America. NY: Oxford University Press, 2001.

Yung, Judy. Chinese Women of America: A Pictorial History. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1986.

Yung, Judy. Unbound Feet: A Social History of Chinese Women in San Francisco. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1995.

Yung, Judy. Unbound Voices: A Documentary History of Chinese Women in San Francisco. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1999.

Yung, Wing. My Life in China and America. New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1909.

Zia, Helen. Asian American Dreams: The Emergence of an American People. New York: Farrar, Straus &Giroux, 2000.

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