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Contents Acknowledgments xi Introduction: Through “Our” Eyes: Asian/Pacific Islander American Women’s History 1 Shirley Hune Introduction: On Our Terms: Definitions and Context 16 Gail M. Nomura part i Re-envisioning Women’s History 1 Constructed Images of Native Hawaiian Women 25 Davianna Pomaika‘i McGregor 2 Unlearning Orientalism: Locating Asian and Asian American Women in Family History 42 Kathleen Uno 3 What Happened to the Women? Chinese and Indian Male Migration to the United States in Global Perspective 58 Sucheta Mazumdar part ii Revisiting Immigrant Wives and Picture Brides 4 Exclusion Acts: Chinese Women during the Chinese Exclusion Era, 1882–1943 77 Erika Lee 5 Housewives, Men’s Villages, and Sexual Respectability: Gender and the Interrogation of Asian Women at the Angel Island Immigration Station 90 Jennifer Gee 6 Redefining the Boundaries of Traditional Gender Roles: Korean Picture Brides, Pioneer Korean Immigrant Women, and Their Benevolent Nationalism in Hawai‘i 106 Lili M. Kim vii part iii Recovering Women’s History through Oral History and Journal Writing 7 “A Bowlful of Tears”: Lee Puey You’s Immigration Experience at Angel Island 123 Judy Yung 8 Filipina American Journal Writing: Recovering Women’s History 138 Gail M. Nomura part iv Contesting Cultural Formations and Practices, Constructing New “Hybrid” Lives 9 “The Ministering Angel of Chinatown”: Missionary Uplift, Modern Medicine, and Asian American Women’s Strategies of Liminality 155 Judy Tzu-Chun Wu 10 Japanese American Girls’ Clubs in Los Angeles during the 1920s and 1930s 172 Valerie J. Matsumoto 11 Contested Beauty: Asian American Women’s Cultural Citizenship during the Early Cold War Era 188 Shirley Jennifer Lim 12 Passed into the Present: Women in Hawaiian Entertainment 205 Amy Ku‘uleialoha Stillman part v Reshaping Lives and Communities after Militarism and War 13 Imagined Community: Sisterhood and Resistance among Korean Military Brides in America, 1950–1996 221 Ji-Yeon Yuh 14 Managing Survival: Economic Realities for Vietnamese American Women 237 Linda Trinh Võ 15 Scarred, yet Undefeated: Hmong and Cambodian Women and Girls in the United States 253 Sucheng Chan part vi Negotiating Globalization, Work, and Motherhood 16 Asian Immigrant Women and Global Restructuring, 1970s–1990s 271 Rhacel Salazar Parreñas 17 Politicizing Motherhood: Chinese Garment Workers’ Campaign for Daycare Centers in New York City, 1977–1982 286 Xiaolan Bao viii Contents 18 Caring across Borders: Motherhood, Marriage, and Filipina Domestic Workers in California 301 Charlene Tung part vii Challenging Community and the State: Contemporary Spaces of Struggle 19 Asian Lesbians in San Francisco: Struggles to Create a Safe Space, 1970s–1980s 319 Trinity A. Ordona 20 Relocating Struggle: Filipino Nurses Organize in the United States 335 Catherine Ceniza Choy 21 Opening Spaces: South Asian American Women Leaders in the Late Twentieth Century 350 Madhulika S. Khandelwal 22 Chamorro Women, Self-Determination, and the Politics of Abortion in Guam 365 Vivian Loyola Dames part viii Additional Resources 23 Asian American and Pacific Islander American Women as Historical Subjects: A Bibliographic Essay 385 Shirley Hune 24 “In Her Eyes”: An Annotated Bibliography of Video Documentaries on Asian/Pacific Islander American Women 401 Nancy In Kyung Kim About the Contributors 417 Index 421 Contents ix ...



Subject Headings

  • Pacific Islander American women -- History.
  • Asian American women -- History.
  • United States -- Ethnic relations.
  • Pacific Islander American women -- Social conditions.
  • Asian American women -- Social conditions.
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