Encyclopedia of Japanese American history : an A-to-Z reference from 1868 to the present /

Corporate Author: Japanese American National Museum (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Other Authors: Niiya, Brian.
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: New York : Facts on File, c2001.
Edition: Updated ed.
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Praise for the previous edition: ...an informative survey of Japanese Americans covered from their point of view...a recommended purchase for academic, public, and high school libraries...--Booklist Japanese Americans have played an important and largely unrecognized role in American history. Only in the last twenty years has a more complete story emerged, when scholars began focusing on the Japanese Americans themselves. Revised and updated, this accessible A-to-Z reference is organized into four sections: an illuminating historical overview by Gary Okihiro, a distinguished scholar of Japanese American history; a chronology of major events in Japanese American history; encyclopedic entries on significant individuals, organizations, events, and movements; and an annotated bibliography of 100 major works. The encyclopedia features more than 400 entries on a wide range of topics, from changing immigration laws and picture brides to the yellow peril, J-towns, and the redress movement. The updated edition features new entries on such topics as: New interpretations on the forced repatriation and internment of Japanese Americans during World War II New research on pan-Asian Americanism and constructions of ethnicity Profiles of prominent Japanese Americans, including scholar Harry Kitano, author Lois Ann Yamanaka, choreographer and dancer Michio Ito, and Yoko Ono Nisei Student Relocation Commemorative Fund War brides. Excerpted from Encyclopedia of Japanese American History: An A-to-Z Reference from 1868 to the Present by Japanese-American National Museum Staff All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.