New Titles in Asian American Studies

Text: Association for Asian American Studies 2021 Virtual Conference Exhibit. Use code AAAS21 for 40% off when you order from dukeupress.edu. Background: Assorted book and journal covers arranged in columns.

We wish we could be meeting authors and readers in-person at the Association for Asian American Studies Annual Conference. We know that many of you look forward to stocking up on new titles at special discounts at our conferences, so we are pleased to offer a 40% discount on all in-stock books and journal issues with coupon code AAAS21 until May 31, 2021.

Explore all of our books and journals in Asian American studies at dukeupress.edu. And don’t forget to check out our official booth in the AAAS exhibit hall. Since we cannot take photos of authors with their new books in our booth, this year, we instead offer an album of book selfies they have taken from home.

In response to recent acts of violence against Asian Americans stemming from a long history of anti-Asian sentiment in the United States, we are offering a syllabus to contextualize the experiences of Asian and Pacific Americans. The articles, issues, and books in our Asian/Pacific American Cultures and Histories Syllabus discuss not only complex histories and contemporary experiences of racism and imperialism, but also community formation, solidarity between marginalized groups, and worldmaking possibilities. All journal articles and issues listed are free to read until August 31, 2021, and the introduction to each book is free. Start reading here.

Executive Editor Courtney Berger has a welcome message for AAAS attendees.


Executive Editor Courtney Berger

Greetings, AAAS-ers. The past few weeks have been tough, in the wake of the Atlanta murders and ongoing violence against Asian and Asian American people in the U.S. I’ve been especially grateful to hear the voices of so many AAAS members speaking out against anti-Asian violence and drawing attention to the colonial, racial, and sexual histories that have informed this moment. I stand in solidarity with the Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander communities and with efforts to dismantle racial oppression in all its forms. 

I am also looking forward to gathering with you this week to celebrate our amazing (and award-winning) new books and to find out what exciting new projects people have in the works. A special congratulations to this year’s AAAS book award winners and honorable mentions, including Jian Neo Chen, Kandice Chuh, Keith Camacho, Maile Arvin, David Eng, and Shinhee Han. I will be attending the Exhibitor Meet & Greet event tonight and will be at panels throughout the conference. Please feel free to contact me if you have a project you would like to discuss, or you can send me a proposal through our online submission portal

Registered AAAS attendees can join Courtney Berger and Ken Wissoker for a casual Meet & Greet as part of the Pre-Conference events tonight, Wednesday, April 7, 6:00pm-7:00pm EST. For more details and information on how to attend, check your your pre-conference update email.

On Friday, April 9, at 1pm EST, join Vernadette Vicuña Gonzalez for an author-meets-critics session about Empire′s Mistress, Starring Isabel Rosario Cooper.

On Saturday, April 10 at 6:15PM EST, join Renisa Mawani for a conversation (also featuring Nitasha Sharma) about Across Oceans of Law: The Komagata Maru and Jurisdiction in the Time of Empire.

If you were hoping to connect with Courtney Berger, Ken Wissoker, or one of our other editors about your book project at AAAS, please reach out to them by email. See our editors’ specialties and contact information here and our online submissions guidelines here.

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