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  Volume 12, Number 3, October 2009

Table of Contents

Editor’s Preface

pp. v-vii


Introduction to Journal of Asian American Studies, Special Issue on the Midwest

pp. 239-246

Asian American Studies in the Midwest: New Questions, Approaches, and Communities

pp. 247-273

Bridging the Big Twelve: The Committee on Institutional Cooperation Asian American Studies Consortium

pp. 275-284

“Pandas, Lions, and Dragons, oh my!”: How White Adoptive Parents Construct Chineseness

pp. 285-320

The Possibility of Community: How Indian American Motel Owners Negotiate Competition and Solidarity

pp. 321-346

AAAS Book Awards

Cultural Studies

pp. 347-348


pp. 348-349

Literary Studies

pp. 350-351

Poetry and Prose

pp. 351-352

Social Science

pp. 352-354


Strange Future: Pessimism and the 1992 Los Angeles Riots (review)

pp. 355-357

San Francisco’s International Hotel: Mobilizing the Filipino American Community in the Anti-Eviction Movement (review)

pp. 357-360

Hollywood Asian: Philip Ahn and the Politics of Cross-Ethnic Performance (review)

pp. 360-362

New Roots in America’s Sacred Ground: Religion, Race, and Ethnicity in Indian America (review)

pp. 362-365

Global Perspectives on Asian American Literature (review)

pp. 366-368

Eulogy for Professor Him Mark Lai

p. 369

Him Mark Lai, 1925–2009: The Dean of Chinese American History

pp. 369-373

Eulogy for Professor Ronald Takaki

p. 375

Statement on Ron Takaki from Berkeley AAS

p. 376



pp. 379-380

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