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Asian American Studies is an interdisciplinary field of study that critically examines the experiences and perspectives of Asian American/Pacific Islanders. It emerged out of the social movements of the 1960s and 1970s and was formally instituted at San Francisco State University and UC Berkeley in 1969. Today Asian American Studies programs can be found in many major colleges and universities around the country. At UC Irvine, Asian American Studies was founded out of student activism in the early 1990s and, aside from establishing the minor and major, UCI now has the first 4+1 Masters in Asian American Studies in the country.

Research Resources


Academic Search Complete* (General Social Sciences/Humanities)

Project MUSE* (Humanities/Social Sciences)

ERIC* (Education)

MLA International Bibliography* (Literature)

America: History & Life* (History)

PsycINFO* (Psychology)

Ethnic Newswatch* (newspapers, magazines, and journals of ethnic and minority press)

JSTOR* (all disciplines)


Subject Guide

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Orange County & Southeast Asian Archive Center