Reference Points are our quick summary points of various contexts.  We hope they will help us better understand ourselves and others.

This is far from comprehensive or complete.  In time, we hope to grow and regularly update the resources available here.  We also plan on vetting this with scholars and other experts.



Asian Americans

why this important to know
how this helped one historian know his identity

Asian American History
summary of Ronald Takaki’s Strangers from a Different Shore (1989, revised 1998)  (FORTHCOMING)

Asian American Immigration History
One expert’s summary


The quick bullet points of Asian American Studies

Why Asian American Studies does not seem to be about Asian Americans


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