index
America Is in the Heart (Bulosan), 13,
35–44
Anti-racism: Asian American studies
and, 3; ‘‘unmattering race’’ and,
124–25
‘‘Asian American’’: as analytic category,
84; literariness of, 27; as object of
knowledge, 2, 20–21, 116–17,
149–50
Asian American identity, 9–12, 148–
59; decolonization and, 116; liter-
ariness of, 27; orientalism and, 20–
21, 59–60. See also Identity; Race;
Subjectivity
Asian Americanist discourse: cultural
nationalism and, 20–21, 31, 156
n.18; East Asian orientation of, 2;
globalization and, 6–7, 59–60 (see
also Postcolonialism; Transnational-
ism); heteronormativity of, 2, 21,
34, 43 (see also Sexuality); masculi-
nism of, 2, 21 (see also Gender); spa-
tial imagination of, 87–91, 98 (see
also Space). See also Knowledge, poli-
tics of
Asian American literature: American
literature and, 4; politics of knowl-
edge and, x, 4, 16–20; as theory, x,
15–20, 142, 155 n.16
Asian American studies, 150–51:
Asian studies and, 88–91, 171 n.2,
171 n.3; as field of collaborative
antagonisms, 28–29; gender and,
35–44; globalization and, 7, 59–60
(see also Postcolonialism; Transna-
tionalism); history of, 5, 20–21,
23–24; institutional sites of, 3–6,
9–11, 13, 16–20, 24–27, 149,
157 n.25 (see also U.S. university);
‘‘marginalization’’ and, 2, 7, 21,
56–57 (see also Knowledge: politics
of); multiculturalism and, 5, 16–
20 (see also Multiculturalism); poli-
tics of, 2–4, 114–16 (see also Jus-
tice); sexuality and, 13, 34–44;
spatial metaphorics of, 87–91
(see also Space); subjectlessness and,
9–14, 34, 82–83
Asiatic racialization. See Race
Association for Asian American Stud-
ies, 2, 3
Blu’s Hanging (Yamanaka), 2, 113, 140–
45; controversy around, 2, 12–14,
116, 141, 153 n.1. See also Hawai‘i
Bulosan, Carlos, 13, 35–44
Campomanes, Oscar: on ‘‘Filipino
America,’’ 32; on Filipino/a Ameri-
can literatures, 26, 43; on U.S. im-
perialism, 48–49
Chow, Rey: on intellectual work, 1,
16, 18; on ‘‘otherness,’’ 155 n.15,
156 n.23
Citizenship, U.S.: gender and, 109;
modernity and, 10; race and, 49–
50, 63–70, 94; rights and, 33–34,
63–70, 72–73; viscerality of, 74–
75. See also U.S. nation(alism)
Clay Walls (Kim), 15, 87, 90–100. See
also Korean America(ns)
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