LOS ANGELES (June 6, 2013 ) — The University of California, Los Angeles, Asian American Studies Center (AASC) and Amerasia Journal announce the U.S.-release of the second installation of Global Identities, Local Voices: Amerasia Journal at 40 Years.
Following the publication of Volume 1 last year, the new volume marks the continuation of this collaborative project with the Institute of European and American Studies, Academia Sinica Taiwan to bring the pages of Amerasia Journal and Asian American scholarship to the Chinese-reading world.
This volume (www.aasc.ucla.edu/aascpress/ajpr_global2.aspx) provides an ever-expansive view of Asians in the Americas – featuring works that cross borders and boundaries, comparatively examine issues across race and ethnicity, and cover ethnic enclaves.
The scholars and literary writers featured here include Lucie Cheng with Liu Yuzun and Zheng Dehua, Tritia Toyota, Arif Dirlik, Roshni Rostumji, and Henry Yu. Eric Yamamoto and Christine Ho provide cross-racial connections, while Dana Takagi looks at sexuality and gender. Shan Te-Hsing interviews author Karen Tei Yamashita and Christopher Lee examines the literary work of Eileen Chang.
The volume ends with multi-faceted investigations of American Chinatowns by Katie Quan, Marlon Hom, and Sauling Wong. This is the first time many of the pieces have been made available in translation to Chinese-reading audiences.
Global Identities, Local Voices is a collaborative editorial and translation project between the Center and the Institute of European and American Studies, Academia Sinica Taiwan. The three co-editors are: Russell C. Leong, long-time editor of Amerasia Journal (1977-2010); Professor Emeritus Don T. Nakanishi, publisher and co-founder of the journal, and Professor Te-hsing Shan, head of the Chinese translation team. The introduction to the second volume (in English) is written by Russell C. Leong. Physical copies of the preface are also available in Chinese upon request.
Published by UCLA’s Asian American Studies Center since 1971, Amerasia Journal is regarded as the core journal in the field of Asian American Studies.
Global Identities, Local Voices: Amerasia Journal at 40 Years Volumes 1 & 2 are available for purchase. Each volume costs $24.95 or take advantage of a Special Limited Time Offer: Save $10 and order both for the discounted price of $40. There is an additional charge of $5 for domestic shipping and applicable sales tax for California residents. www.amerasiajournal.org/blog and www.facebook.com/AmerasiaJournal