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Unformatted text preview: Lecture Notes Week 1: Chapter 1-All Essays Course Introduction Tuesday, January 22 Historical importance of UC Berkeleys Asian American Studies Program Major post-1965 demographic changes in Asian American populations Primary versus secondary source The significance of Asian American historical frameworks Overview of the various frameworks from Chapter 1 essays Thursday, January 24 Primary versus secondary sources The significance of Asian American historical frameworks Review of the various frameworks from Chapter 1 essays Review of Daniels essay from Chapter 1 on Angel Island and U.S. immigration and Asian American historiography Four Phases in Asian American historiography Transnationalism Notes 1/24/08 Primary v. Secondary sources Primary: either created during time period being studied, or at a later date by a participant in events being studied reflect individuals viewpoint of participant/ observer Secondary: work that interprets/ analyzes historical event one step removed from even (i.e. textbooks, popular books, reference books, etc.) Lecture: Framing Asian American History Roger Danielss essay Daniels argues that Angel Island should be an important part of U.S. immigration history. Angel Island in San Francisco Bay is the site of the Angel Island Immigration Station. View from the Dock, 1920s o View of the Immigration Station Administration Building from the dock, probably in the 1920s (based on size of palm trees). Source: California State Library Daniels argues that immigration historiography has distorted and neglected Asian American immigrant history What is historiography? 4 Phases in Asian American Historiography Period of scorn (till 1920s) Period of benign neglect (till 1950s) Period of increasing but limited awareness (contemporary and overlaps with the fourth period) Period of Asian American History Transnationalism Many definitions and uses by scholars It refers to the ongoing networks that link immigrants in the United States to their countries of origin. It refers to a social field that crosses the borders of the nation-state. It also refers to methodology that involves conducting research and looking at primary and secondary sources in more than one country. Week 2: Ch 2-Doc 1, 3, 7 and All Essays and Ch 3-Doc 1, 2, 5, 8 and All Essays Colonization, Pacific Markets, and Asian Labor Migration to the United States Before the Civil War AND The Work of National Expansion in the American West, 1848-1908 Tuesday, January 29 Asian American history is changing with Asian American historians broadening the geographical and temporal boundaries of what counts as Asian American history Overview of Essays and Documents in Chapter 2, Colonization, Pacific Markets, and Asian Labor Migration Structure and Agency Earlier traces of an Asian American past are featured in the segment The Bering Strait and Unsung Sailors from the public radio show series entitled Crossing East (a...
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This note was uploaded on 07/08/2008 for the course ASIAN STUD 20A taught by Professor Choy during the Spring '08 term at University of California, Berkeley.
- Spring '08
- Ordinary People