Asian American Resources

General Resources

http://newton.uor.edu/Departments&Programs/AsianStudiesDept/asianam.htmlNew Window
This annotated directory serves as a window on the rich Internet resources for the political units of East Asia (China, Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Macau, and Mongolia) and Southeast Asia (Brunei, Burma (Myanmar), Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam). For both Asia in general and for the individual political units, resources are grouped by various political, social, cultural and economic categories and sub-categories. There are also lists of resources on the Pearl River Delta region in South China, on Asian Americans, and on current hot topics. Emphasis is on non-commercial and high-quality resources. Members of the academic community may find the lists of educational and research resources for Asia, China, Japan, Korea, and Asian American Studies to be of special interest.

http://aarc-atlanta.org/New Window
Our mission is to improve the quality of life for the Asian-American population, increase cultural awareness, and encourage communication within the diverse Atlanta community.

http://www.uic.edu/depts/aarcc/New Window
The Asian American Resource and Cultural Center officially opened in spring of 2005. AARCC was established through dedicated student efforts to ensure that UIC serve the needs of Asian Americans on campus. The Center offers social, cultural, and educational programs that promote knowledge of and foster engagement with issues relating to Asian Americans and Asian American studies.

http://www.clarion.edu/library/multicultural/asian.htmNew Window
The purpose of this guide is to help students and faculty locate information about Asian Americans in the Clarion University Libraries and on the Internet.

http://www.strategenius.org/resources/asian-american/index.aspxNew Window
One of the very first collections of Asian American Internet resources, dating back to 1995. Main portions are organized by topics such as Community, Culture, Concerns, and Contributions; there are also links to personal home pages.

http://www.niu.edu/aac/New Window
Resources on Asian Americans.

http://www.aasc.ucla.edu/default.aspNew Window
Since its founding in 1969, the Center has established partnerships, collaborations, and exchanges with hundreds of public and private institutions across the nation and around the world, and has played a critical role in developing Southern California's infrastructure of social service agencies, civil rights organizations, museums, historical societies, media and cultural groups, and business associations that serve and represent the Asian American and Pacific Islander population.

http://www.cacf.org/New Window
The Coalition for Asian American Children and Families (CACF) is an advocacy organization dedicated to improving the health and well-being of Asian Pacific American children in New York City. CACF is the nation's only pan-Asian children's advocacy organization.

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Culture Resources

http://www.asianamericancc.com/New Window
Our mission is to provide the facilities, expertise and unique space for the sharing of culture between the East and the West in the American Experience.

http://www.public.iastate.edu/~savega/las325.htmlNew Window
Asian American culture: history & community

http://www.aznforum.com/New Window
Asian American Forum and Discussion Board

http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/ssrg/adams/shortcu/asam.htmlNew Window
Stanford University Libraries contains many titles on the historical and contemporary experience of Asian Americans, making it an excellent place for students conducting research in this area. Because of the interdisciplinary nature of Asian American Studies, relevant titles are often dispersed throughout the general collection depending upon subject matter. Use Socrates, Stanford's online catalog, to locate books and other materials. Use the library's print or electronic indexes to locate journal articles and published papers.

http://aaartsalliance.orgNew Window
Asian American Arts Alliance is dedicated to strengthening Asian American arts & cultural groups in NYC through funding, visibility initiatives, and access to new resources. We are a diverse alliance of artists, organizations, and individual supporters who believe that working together as a pan-ethnic, multidisciplinary community is essential to nurturing the development of artists and arts organizations, and to providing a political voice for this community.

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Women Resources

http://www.awib.org/index.cfmNew Window
Asian Women in Business is a not-for-profit membership organization founded in 1995 to assist Asian women to realize their entrepreneurial potential. AWIB fills a vital need for women who need information, education and networking opportunities to start or expand their businesses. Since our opening reception in October 1995, we have sponsored many conferences and workshops, provided individualized technical assistance and served as a support mechanism for small business owners. Over 16,000 people have attended our sponsored events and we have become a reliable source of information for entrepreneurs.

http://www.awf.or.jp/index.htmlNew Window
Established in 1995 based on a decision of the Japanese Government, the Asian Women's Fund (AWF) aims to convey Japanese people's gesture of atonement to the former "comfort women" and help solve contemporary problems women are facing, such as violence against women, so as not to allow the same mistake to be repeated again. To help advance friendship between Japan and its Asian neighbors and build a peaceful and free society where women's rights are respected, the AWF has been striving to foster a network of goodwill and action through the implementation of various projects.

http://www.sawnet.org/orgns/New Window
The South Asian Women's NETwork. Sawnet has no philosophy or goals, except as a medium of communication by & for South Asian women. The political slant of the list depends on who happens to be subscribed and contributing, but often includes opinions from all parts of the spectrum. Posts on the list or this website represent only the opinion of the author of that post.

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Education Resources

 

http://www.democracyweb.com/asian/caase/New Window
Council for Asian American Studies Education. CAASE was founded in 1991 as a resource to support professional educators working for the inclusion of Asian American Studies in university and high school curricula. Since then, it has provided research and technical assistance to successful ethnic studies initiatives at the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Texas, and Texas A&M University, and is currently assisting initiatives at the University of Florida and the College of the Holy Cross. CAASE aims to support all efforts to provide multicultural and ethnic studies education in American schools. Since these efforts are frequently short-handed, CAASE deploys the talents and experiences of its members nationwide to augment local organizing and research. The creation of the CAASE website in 1998 is intended to ensure continuity in the collective experience of CAASE's advocacy.

https://www.aaldef.org/New Window
Founded in 1974, the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) is a national organization that protects and promotes the civil rights of Asian Americans. By combining litigation, advocacy, education, and organizing, AALDEF works with Asian American communities across the country to secure human rights for all.

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Associations Resources

http://www.saja.org/New Window
The South Asian Journalists Association (SAJA) is a non-profit organization that provides a networking and resource forum for journalists of South Asian origin and journalists interested in South Asia or the South Asian Diaspora. SAJA's mission also includes acting as a resource to facilitate and promote accurate coverage of South Asia and South Asians in North America.

http://www.naapae.net/New Window
The National Association for Asian and Pacific American Education was established in 1977 to promote the needs of Asian and Pacific American (APA) students. Its principal objectives are to: address the educational issues and needs of Asian and Pacific Americans; advocate educational programs and polices that meet the needs of Asian and Pacific American students; promote the inclusion of Asian and Pacific American history and culture in the school curriculum; maintain a network of educators and community people for the sharing of information and resources; support research on Asian and Pacific American educational issues; and encourage Asian and Pacific Americans for leadership roles.

http://www.aafe.org/New Window
Asian Americans for Equality. To advance the rights of Asian Americans and all those in need through advocacy and access in civil rights, immigrant assistance, social services, affordable housing, and economic development; to empower our communities through research and publishing that embody our issues and concerns; and to foster understanding and unity among diverse communities through building coalitions and forming collaborations.

http://www.caaav.org/New Window
CAAAV: Organizing Asian Communities (also known as Committee Against Anti-Asian Violence) was founded by Asian women in 1986 as one of the first organizations in the United States to mobilize Asian communities to counter anti-Asian violence. CAAAV focuses on institutional violence that affects immigrant, poor and working-class communities such as worker exploitation, concentrated urban poverty, police brutality, Immigration Naturalization Service detention and deportation, and criminalization of youth and workers.

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Last Updated: 11/6/12