Happy Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month!
This month commemorates the challenges faced by and the contributions of Asian American and Pacific Islanders. It first started in the form of Asian Pacific Heritage Week, which was designated as the first ten days of May. This “week” was chosen specifically because, as cited by The Law Library of Congress,
May 7, 1843 is the date on which the first Japanese immigrants arrived in the United States while on May 10, 1869 the first transcontinental railroad in the United States was completed with significant contributions from Chinese pioneers.
It was later changed to become the month it is today, starting in 1992. For more info, you can check out President Barack Obama’s 2012 proclamation here and the Asian Pacific American Heritage Month website.
For over 40 years, Amerasia Journal has played a part in helping to build and continue the visibility, as well as preserve the histories, of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. In honor of this month and in recognition of our complex stories and struggles, the UCLA Asian American Studies Center Press is pleased to be able to offer 50% off all back issues of Amerasia Journal. This means that each copy will cost $7.50 plus applicable sales tax for California residents and shipping & handling. Purchase multiple issues and get an even deeper discount – 4 issues for $25. This offer excludes the two most current issues – 38:1 Los Angeles Since 1992 and 37:3 Transoceanic Flows.
Check past the jump for a partial list of some of the back issues we have available (click on links for the journal index). You can also view a list of most of the available issues on our website and on our Metapress site.
To order, contact the AASC Press Office by phone 310-825-2968 or via email at email@example.com.
A Sampling of Available Issues:
35:3 The Political World of Asian Americans: A Tribute to Don Nakanishi
35:1 Where Women Tell Stories (Guest Edited by Mary Uyematsu Kao and Stephanie D. Santos)
34:3 How Do Asian Americans Create Places?: Los Angeles and Beyond
34:2 Word Travels: Asian American Writing in China, Germany, Korea, Italy, Poland, Sweden, Singapore and the U.S.
32:3 AXISing Asian American Literature
29:2 Pedagogy, Social Justice, and the State of Asian American Studies
26:1 Histories and Historians in the Making (Guest Edited by Valerie Matsumoto)
25:3 Satyagraha in America: The Political Culture of South Asian Americans (Guest Edited by Biju Mathew and Vijay Prashad)
25:2 Crossing the Color Line: The End of the 20th Century
24:2 Essays into American Empire into the Philippines: Part I Legacies, Heroes, and Identity (Guest Edited by Enrique dela Cruz)
23:1 No Passing Zone: The Artistic and Discursive Voices of Asian-descent Multiracials (Guest Edited by Velina Hasu-Houston and Teresa K. Williams)
21:3 Twenty-Five Years of Asian American Studies
21:1-2 Thinking Theory in Asian American Studies (Guest Edited by Michael Omi and Dana Takagi)
15:2 Salute to the 60s and 70s: Legacy of the San Francisco State Strike