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The resources here were selected as some of the best starting points to help you further explore Asian American history and culture online, in books, and through other media programs. Many of the resources listed here also have extensive links or listings of other resources.

We welcome your suggestions for other good starting points.







Asia Society's AskAsia site is an on-line source for K-12 Asian and Asian American studies. The site provides access to classroom-tested resources and activities, relevant links and a virtual community of educators.

The Asian American Curriculum Project
AACP is a not-for-profit source for books on Asian American heritage and contemporary experience.

Golden Legacy Curriculum
The Golden Legacy is a Chinese historical & cultural project curriculum designed for California students in grades 3 - g.

Angel Island Immigration Station Curriculum
The Angel Island Immigration Station curriculum, designed for grades 3 - 5. Also see Loni Ding's Island of Secret Memories video.


Association for Asian American Studies (AAAS)
AAAS is a national membership association of educators who teach Asian American studies. The site includes links to all existing U.S. Asian American studies programs and information on how to start your own.

UCLA Asian American Studies Center
The UCLA Asian American Studies Center is one of the largest teaching, training and research programs in the U.S. The web site includes many good resources and publications, including the online publication Crosscurrents.

The Wing Luke Asian Museum
The Wing Luke Asian Museum in Seattle, WA, is devoted to preserving and exhibiting Asian Pacific American culture, history and art with a pan-Asian perspective. It features a permanent exhibit depicting the 200-year immigration and settlement of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the state of Washington.

Asian American Oral History Site
The Oral History Site is a project of Asian American Studies 150 at UC Berkeley. It features multimedia oral histories, topics related to Asian American families, and creative works, including a graphic interface for the oral history database.

WestWeb: Asian Americans in the West
WestWeb is a topically organized web site featuring links on the study of the American West, created and maintained by Catherine Lavender, Department of History, College of Staten Island, The City University of New York.

Angel Island Immigration Station Resources
The unofficial Angel Island Immigration Station Resources site is filled with many resources and links on the Asian immigration experience on Angel Island from 1910 - 1940.

Asian Pacific American Heritage Site
A site dedicated to events and activities celebrating Asian Pacific Heritage and month.


Asian American Cybernauts
A comprehensive directory of Asian American organizations, cultural & political web sites, & personal home pages.


The History of Americans of Asian Indian Origin
A lengthy paper providing a historical perspective on Americans of Asian Indian origin from 1790 - 1997. Written by Sririajeskhar Bobby Koritala.


Chronology of Asian American History
A detailed timeline by historian and scholar Sucheng Chan.

Chinatown History
A very nicely designed, graphically illustrated historical timeline of San Francisco's Chinatown.

San Francisco Chinese
Hosted by the Museum of the City of San Francisco, this is an online collection of documents and articles relating to the history of Chinese Americans in San Francisco.

The Promise of Gold Mountain: Tucson's Chinese Heritage
A historical exploration of Chinese in Arizona created by the University of Arizona Library.

Chinese Historical and Cultural Project (CHCP)
CHCP of Santa Clara County, California, is a not-for-profit organization that promotes and preserves Chinese American and Chinese history and culture through community outreach activities.

Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco
A community-based, not-for-profit organization fostering the understanding and appreciation of Chinese and Chinese American art, history, and culture in the United States. Offers a "Roots" internship for selected high school and college age students, which includes training and summer travel program to the students' ancestral villages in China.


Japanese American History Archives
The Japanese American History Archives in San Francisco houses an extensive collection of books, documents, maps, photographs, art and film relating to the Japanese experience in the US from the mid-1800s.

Japanese American National Museum
Located in Los Angeles, this museum features exhibits and extensive archives. The web site includes highlights of the museum and many history links.

Nikkei Heritage Online
The web site of the National Japanese American Historical Society in San Francisco, which houses an extensive archival collection and publishes books and articles on the Japanese American experience.

442nd (Go for Broke) Regimental Combat Unit
Official website of the 442nd Historical Society. The 442nd Unit fought in WWII and was composed of Japanese American U.S. Army combat soldiers (profiled in Loni Ding's PBS films Color of Honor: The Japanese American Soldier in WWII and Nisei Soldier: Standard Bearer for an Exiled People).

Densho is a nonprofit organization that seeks to preserve the stories and legacies of Japanese Americans who were incarcerated during WWII. Based in Seattle, Washington, the organization's initial goal of documenting the oral histories of Japanese Americans who were incarcerated during WWII has expanded to include educating, preserving, collaborating and inspiring action in order to acheive to equity.


Filipinos in the USA

An extensive list of Filipino American-related Internet sites and organizations.


Korean American Museum
L.A. based museum dedicated to preserving Korean American history and culture.

Korean History Project
Will publish online a lengthy manuscript on the history of Korea.


Pacific Islanders' Cultural Association

A not-for-profit organization whose mission is to develop and perpetuate through education the histories, cultures and traditions of all Pacific islanders.


Hmong Studies Journal
Hmong Studies Journal is an Internet-based publication devoted to the scholarly discussion of Hmong history, culture, and other facets of the Hmong experience in the U.S., Asia, and around the world.

East & Southeast Asia: Net Resources
An extensive list of resources from Robert Y. Eng, Department of History, University of Redlands.


Amerasia Journal
Published by the UCLA Asian American Studies Center, Amerasia Journal is considered the most comprehensive and intellectually provocative single source on Asian American history and culture..

Journal of Asian American Studies (JAAS)
The official journal of the Association for Asian American Studies, published three times a year, the Journal of Asian American Studies includes original scholarly articles about the multidimensional experiences of Asian American and the Asian diaspora.


Center for Asian American Media

Funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the Center for Asian American Media (formerly NAATA) presents media works by and about Asian Americans on public television, and features the most extensive collection of Asian Pacific American educational media programs available for sale or rent. Also hosts annual San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival.

Visual Communications
Based in Los Angeles, Visual Communications is a not-for-profit media arts center dedicated to the creation, presentation, preservation and support of media works by and about Asian Pacific Americans. Hosts annual Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival.

UC Berkeley Media Resources Center
Browse the extensive collection of video programs on Asian, Pacific, & South Asian Americans.

The Asian Educational Media Service
A service of the Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies at the University of Illiniois, AEMS offers an online searchable database with information about a wide array of educational media dealing with Asia.


Bay Area Video Coalition (BAVC)
Based in San Francisco, BAVC is the nation's largest local media arts center, and has provided subsidized state-of-the-art production and editing facilities to CET.

Independent Television Service (ITVS)
Funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, ITVS supports the production of independent films for PBS broadcast.

National Alliance for Media Arts and Culture (NAMAC)
The umbrella organization for the nation's not-for-profit media arts centers. The web site includes an extensive directory of member organizations and other resources.

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