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Asian American Studies 20A: Introduction to the History of Asians in the United States Spring 2008 Professor Catherine Ceniza Choy Week Three Tuesday, February 5 Michael Omi and Howard Winant’s racial formation theory Historical significance of the 1882 Chinese Exclusion Act Erika Lee, At America’s Gates: Chinese Immigration During the Exclusion Era, 1882- 1943 (Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 2003) Racial formation through immigration restriction and exclusion 1882 Chinese Exclusion Act 1907-1908 Gentleman’s Agreement 1917 Asiatic Barred Zone Act 1924 Immigration Act 1934 Tydings-McDuffie Act Racial formation through citizenship laws 1790 Naturalization Law 1882 Chinese Exclusion Act Ozawa v. United States (1922) United States v. Thind (1923)
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Unformatted text preview: • Racial formation through representation Images of the Statue of Liberty, and political cartoons related to Chinese exclusion from The Wasp (1881) by George Frederick Keller and from Harper’s Weekly , April 1, 1882 by Thomas Nast • Review of “agency” using confronting immigration exclusion as an example of agency • Angel Island poetry from Him Mark Lai, Genny Lim, and Judy Yung, Island Poetry and History of Chinese Immigrants on Angel Island, 1910-1940 (Seattle, WA: University of Washington Press, 1991) • Jon Jang, “Island: Immigrant Suite, no. 1” (Zhang Music, 1995) Thursday, February 7 • Library Instruction Session with Karen Munro on finding books and scholarly articles through MELVYL...
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