Spring 2012

Asian-Pacific American History, 1850 to Present

Listed in: History, as HIST-249


Richard T. Chu (Section 01)


[US or AS] This is an introductory survey course on the history of Asian Pacific Americans (A/P/A) within the broader historical context of imperialism in the Asia-Pacific region.  We will compare and contrast the historical experiences of specific groups of the A/P/A community; namely, those of Chinese, Filipino, Japanese, Korean, Southeast Asian (Vietnamese, Cambodian, and Hmong), Asian Indian, and Pacific Islander descent.

The course will provide a fundamental understanding of the ways in which A/P/A history is inextricably linked to the United States goal to establish military, economic, and cultural hegemony in the world and will examine colonial and neo-colonial policies both in the U.S. and the Asia-Pacific region. Themes include colonialism, racism, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and transnationalism. Two class meetings per week.

Spring semester.  Five College Professor Chu.


2022-23: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Spring 2012