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Issue: 957 Date: 12/25/2008

《北美亞裔—建立新社區,擴展新疆域》
令狐萍教授主編 美國羅特格爾大學出版
Emerging Voices - Experiences of Underrepresented Asian Americans
Edited by Huping Ling

        美國著名亞裔研究專家,美國亞裔研究學會期刊為美國亞裔研究為主編,美國杜魯門州立大學歷史系令狐萍教授主編的《北美亞裔—建立新社區,擴展新疆域》由美國羅特格爾大學出版社於2009 年5月出版(Asian America: Forming New Communities, Expanding Boundaries, Rutgers University Press, 2009)。

        二十世紀六十年代以來,北美亞裔社區經歷了地域,人口,政治,經濟諸方面的深刻變化。在內城少數族裔社區為源源不斷的新移民潮更新強化的同時,北美亞裔亦在市區與郊區建立形式各異的新型社區,包括有地理區域的有形社區或不具地理區域但具社會與文化空間的無形社區。《北美亞裔—建立新社區,擴展新疆域》為首部研究北美社區新形態的專著。該書集中闡述北美亞裔社區的新模式及其興起的原因,意義,以及影響。全書分四大部分。第一部分概述北美亞裔社區人口最新特徵與其在二十一世紀所面臨的挑戰,討論1965 年後美國華裔家庭中民族意識的強化,關係網絡的重組,與跨國文化。第二部分解讀具有地理區域的新社區如芝加哥的華埠,加利福尼亞州桔縣的“小西貢”,舊金山的菲律賓社區等。 第三部分詮釋不具地理區域但具社會與文化空間的亞裔無形社區,包括聖路易等地的“文化社區”, 亞利桑那州鳳凰城華裔由文化節慶而組建的社區,涵蓋北美的“網絡社區”,和洛杉磯韓裔社區組織。第四部分探討加拿大華人身受的種族歧視的歷史與現狀,以及加拿大中國大陸移民的特徵與面臨的各種障礙。

        該書集北美亞裔研究專家多年研究之大成,章節作者(以章節前後次序排列)包括美國著名華裔學者令狐萍,周敏,劉海銘,張玲,李唯,曾維,舒沅;越裔學者Linda Trinh Vo;菲裔學者Allyson Tintiangco-Cubales;韓裔學者Angie Y. Chung;以及加拿大著名華裔學者李勝生,宗力等教授.

        令狐萍教授出版專著十部,發表百餘篇學術專論於國際國內核心期刊與文集。其研究重點包括美國少數族裔,亞裔,亞裔婦女,亞裔社區,以及美國中部的亞裔。

        全書320頁,照片四禎,圖表九幅。平裝定價25。95 美元。讀者可查詢羅特格爾大學出版社(www.rutgerspress.rutgers.edu)或亞馬遜圖書網 (www.amazon.com)。

        Emerging Voices - Experiences of Underrepresented Asian AmericansEdited by Huping Ling

        "This book, which begins to understand the experiences of 'underrepresented' minorities, is long overdue. Emerging Voices meets an important need and fills a significant gap in the field of Asian American studies."

        -Yong Chen, author of Chinese San Francisco 1850-1943: A Trans-Pacific Community "A unique project that broadens our derstanding of diversity and promises to bring new Asian American groups into focus in a valuable way."

        -George Anthony Peffer, editor of the Journal of Asian American Studies While a growing number of popular and scholarly works focus on Asian Americans, most are devoted to the experiences of larger groups such as Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Filipino, and Indian Americans. As the field grows, there is a pressing need to understand the smaller and more recent immigrant communities. Emerging Voices fills this gap with its unique and compelling discussion of underrepresented groups, including Burmese, ndonesian, Mong, Hmong, Nepalese, Romani, Tibetan, and Thai Americans.

        Unlike the earlier and larger groups of Asian immigrants to America, many of whom made the choice to emigrate to seek better economic opportunities, many of the groups discussed in this volume fled war or political persecution in their homeland. Forced to make drastic transitions in America with little physical or psychological preparation, questions of "why am I here," "who am I," and "why am I discriminated against," remain at the heart of their post-emigration experiences.

        Bringing together eminent scholars from a variety of disciplines, this collection considers a wide range of themes, including assimilation and adaptation, immigration patterns, community, education, ethnicity, economics, family, gender, marriage, religion, sexuality, and work.

        Huping Ling is a professor of history at Truman State University and the author of Chinese St. Louis: From Enclave to Cultural Community.

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