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Abortion: anti-abortion law in Guam, 366, 371–73; contemporary U.S. debate over, 367; legalization in Guam, 369; repeal of ban in Hawai‘i, 366–67; Roe v. Wade (1973), 366, 369, Webster v. Reproductive Health Services (1989), 366, 371, Activism, 12; bibliographic resources, 387–88 Adoptees, 390, 405, 409, 410, 415 Adoption, 48–49 Aluli, Irmgard Farden, 211, 212–13 Amerasians, 240, 243–44 American Nurses Association (ANA), American vs. foreign nurses, 339–40 Americanization, 107, 116; and Korean churches, 109; of Korean women, 114; redefining gender roles, 116–117 Angel Island Immigration Station, 9, 123–35; Chinese poetry, 126, 128, 130; domesticity in interrogations, 91, 92, 94, 101; gender ideology in interrogations, 90–102; interrogation of Chinese women, 94–98; interrogation of Japanese women, 91–94; sexuality in interrogation, 98–101 Arriola, Anita, 367, 374, 374–76 Arriola, Elizabeth (Belle), 367, 370–72, 377 Asian American Feminists (AAF) group, 325–26, 333n. 32 Asian American Studies, approaches of, 2 Asian American women’s labor market participation : low-wage manufacturing, 276–78; low-wage service workers, 278–79; low-wage workers, 277–79; professional workers, 280–82; small-business workers, 274–80 Asian American women’s survey course, 3–4 Asian Americans: defining, 16–17; development of term, 18, 19; linkages and coalitions with Pacific Islander Americans, 19; population of, 17, 274; women’s level of education attainment, 275–76 Asian Indian Women in America (AIWA), 353–55, 362 Asian lesbians, 12, 319–31; art and culture, 326–27; Asian/Pacific, 331n. 6; bisexuals, 331n. 6; coming out to family, 328; people of color, 319–20, 324; racism in the lesbian community, 329, 333n. 42; retreats, 330–31; sports, 329–30; in Unbound Feet (UF), 327. See also Chung, Margaret Asian Women’s Group, 328–29 Asian/Pacific American Studies, approaches of, 2 Asian/Pacific Islander American, defining term, 20 Asian/Pacific Islander American women’s history: agency, 1, 6, 12; approaches of, 4–7, 8; bibliographic resources, 385–88; as cultural and social production, 10; as historical subjects, 1, 7, 13; significance of, 13 Asian/Pacific Lesbian Network (APLN), later known as Asian/Pacific Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Network (APLBTN), 330–31 421 Index Autobiographies, biographies, life histories and memoirs, bibliographic resources, 388–90 Barrett, Concepcion, 369 Beauty: women and, 190–93; work in beauty industry, 192–93 Beauty contests and pageants: 10, judging beauty, 195–197; Miss America, 193, 201; Miss Chinatown, 192, 193, 196, 198, 199, 200; Miss Philippines, 192, 193, 193–94, 199–200; Miss Universe, 195, 201; Miss World, 195; Nisei Week, 194–95, 196–97, 199; why enter, 191–92 Benevolent nationalism, 107; Korean American women’s, 107, 111–15, 116 Cable Act (1922), 84 Cambodia: evacuation from Phnom Penh, 256–57; refugee flight from, 260; U.S. bombing campaigns, 256; war and revolution , 256–58; women in, 253–56 Cambodian American Women, 11; bibliographic resources, 390; female virtue, 262–63; forced early marriage of, 263; impact of paid labor on, 265; and psychosomatic blindness, 261–62 Carved in Silence, 123, 128 Chamorro, 379n. 4; culture under Spanish rule, 368–69; culture under U.S. rule, 369; pre-Western contact culture, 368; self-determination and, 365, 366, 378–79 Chamorro women, 12, 365–79; birth control, 369; contemporary womanhood and selfdetermination , 376–78; culture and role of, 368–370; gender identity, 368; prochoice activists, 368, 374–76, 377–78; pro-life activists, 370–74, 377 Chamoru, 21n. 6, 379n. 4 China: patriarchy and its implications for women, 66–69; women in, 45–46; women’s work, 64–65, 68, 71 Chinatown (San Francisco), 161–68 Chinese American Citizens Alliance, 193, 200 Chinese American women: bibliographic resources, 391–92; femininity, 198 Chinese community in New York City: childcare problem, 291–92; gender ratio, 287, 288; women’s changing roles, 287, 288, 289–90, 295–96, 296–98; women’s childbearing pattern, 291 Chinese exclusion: attitudes of immigration officials, 79–80, 81, 84, 85–86; Chinese challenges to, 79, 81, 85–86; and Chinese women, 78, 79, 84–86; gendered enforcement of, 78, 80, 81–82, 84 Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882, 77, 135n. 1, 136n. 5, 157; admission of women, 95–96, 97–98; exempt classes, 83; impact of Angel Island interrogations, 99 Chinese garment industry in New York City: contract negotiations and the 1982 strike, 295; history and impact, 287, 288–89; union sponsored daycare center, 295–96; unionization, 290 Chinese immigrant women, as garment workers, 12, 177–78, 282, 286–98...



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  • 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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