Award Winners

Association for Asian American Studies Award Winners

2017 (Portland, OR)

Lifetime Achievement Award
Betty Lee Sung

Excellence in Mentoring Award
Augusto Espiritu

Early Career Award
Lori Kido Lopez

Engaged Scholar Award
Russell Jeung

Best Graduate Student Travel Fund Award
Asri Saraswati

Graduate Student Paper Award
Takashi Michael Matsumaru

Community Organization Award
ALLY (API Leaders for the Liberation of Youth)

Community Leader Award
Scot Nakagawa

Book Awards (awards given for books published in 2014)
Humanities & Cultural Studies (Literary Studies)
Keith Feldman
A Shadow over Palestine: The Imperial Life of Race in America

Humanities & Cultural Studies (Multidisciplinary Approaches)
Grace Kyungwon Hong
Death beyond Disavowal: The Impossible Politics of Difference

Social Sciences
Jennifer Lee and Min Zhou
The Asian American Achievement Paradox

History
Madeline Y. Hsu
The Good Immigrants: How the Yellow Peril Became the Model Minority

Creative Writing (Prose)
Viet Nguyen
The Sympathizer: A Novel

Creative Writing (Poetry)
Amanda Ngoho Reavey
Marilyn

2016 (Miami, FL)

Lifetime Achievement Award
Josephine D. Lee

Excellence in Mentoring Award
Rick Bonus

Early Career Award
Wendy Cheng

Best Graduate Student Travel Fund Award
Evyn Le Espiritu

Graduate Student Paper Award
katrina quisumbing king
Minju Bae

Community Organization Award
National Alliance to Nurture the Aged and Youth

Community Leader Award
Venghan (Winnie) Tang

Book Awards (awards given for books published in 2014)
Cultural Studies
Rachel Lee
The Exquisite Corpse of Asian America: Biopolitics, Biosociality, and Posthuman Ecologies
Creative Writing: Poetry
Cathy Linh Che
Split
Creative Writing: Prose
Gene Oishi
Fox Drum Bebop
Social Science
Hung Cam Thai
Insufficient Funds: The Culture of Money in Low-Wage Transnational Families
Honorable Mention: Zareena Grewal, Islam is a Foreign Country: Amerian Muslims and the Global Crisis of Authority
History
Ellen Wu
The Color of Success Asian Americans and the Origins of the Model Minority
Literary Criticism
Dorothy Wang
Thinking Its Presence: Form, Race and Subjectivity in Contemporary Asian American Poetry

2015 (Evanston/Chicago, IL)

Lifetime Achievement Award

Janet Francendese

Excellence in Mentoring Award
Mary Yu Danico

Early Career Award
Vichet Chhuon

Engaged Scholar Award
Allyson Tintiangco-Cubales

Best Graduate Student Travel Fund Award
Karen Hanna

Graduate Student Paper Award
Ragini Tharoor Srinivasan

Community Organization Award
Invisible to Invincible (i2i): API Pride of Chicago

Community Leader Award
Jamil Khoury

Book Awards (Awards given for books published in 2013)
 Cultural Studies
 Vernadette Gonzalez
 Securing Paradise: Tourism and Militarism in Hawai’i and the Philippines
 Creative Writing: Poetry
 Wing Tek Lum
 The Nanjing Massacre: Poems
Creative Writing: Prose
 Ruth Ozeki
 A Tale for the Time Being
Social Science
 Gilda Ochoa
 Academic Profiling: Latinos, Asian Americans, and the Achievement Gap
History
 Vivek Bald
 Bengali Harlem and the Lost Histories of South Asian America
Literary Criticism
 Min Hyoung Song
The Children of 1965: On Writing, and Not Writing, as an Asian American

2014 (San Francisco, CA)

Lifetime Achievement Award
Peter Nien-chu Kiang
Sau-ling Cynthia Wong
Roger Daniels

Excellence in Mentoring Award
Martin F. Manalansan IV

Early Career Award
Rudy Guevarra, Jr.

Engaged Scholar Award
Kevin Kumashiro

Best Graduate Student Paper Award
Chris Suh

Graduate Student Travel Fund Award
Laura H. Reizman

Community Organization Award
Chinese Progressive Association

Community Leader Award
Ruth Asawa

Book Awards
Awards given for books published in 2012
   Cultural Studies
Lucy San Pablo Burns
Puro Arte: Filipinos on the Stages of Empire (New York University Press)
Mimi Nguyen
The Gift of Freedom: War, Debt and Other Refugee Passages (Duke University Press)
   Poetry/Prose
Nagahara Shoson (author), Andrew Leong (translator)
Lament in the Night
   Social Sciences
Bindi V. Shah
Laotian Daughters: Working toward Community, Belonging, and Environmental Justice (Temple University Press)
Pawan Dhingra
Life Beyond the Lobby: Indian American Motel Owners and the American Dream (Stanford University Press)
   History
Kornel Chang
Pacific Connections: The Making of the U.S.-Canadian Borderlands (University of California Press)
   Literary Studies
Christopher Lee
The Semblance of Identity: Aesthetic Mediation in Asian American Literature (Stanford University Press)
Honorable Mention:
Denise Cruz
Transpacific Femininities: The Making of the Modern Filipina (Duke University Press)

2013 (Seattle, WA)

Lifetime Achievement Award
Stephen Sumida
Bob Suzuki

Excellence in Mentoring Award
Jigna Desai

Early Career Award
Jonathan H.X. Lee
Cathy Schlund-Vials

Best Graduate Student Paper Award
K. Ian Shin
Honorable Mention: Timothy K. August, Stephen H. Chen, Morgan Kennedy, Qing Zhou

Anita Affeldt Graduate Travel Fund Award
Vivian Huang
Elena Shih

Leadership Award
Diane Narasaki

Community Award
Asian Counseling and Referral Service

Book Awards
Awards given for books published in 2011
   Cultural Studies
Chandan Reddy
The Violence of Freedom: Race, Sexuality and the State (Duke University Press)
Thuy Linh NguyenTu
Beautiful Generation: Asian Americans and the Cultural Economy of Fashion (Duke University Press)
   Poetry/Prose
Lee A. Tonouchi
Significant Moments in da Life of Oriental Faddah and Son: One Hawai’i Okinawan Journal (Bess Press)
   Social Sciences
Junaid Rana
Terrifying Muslims: Race and Labor in the South Asian Diaspora (Duke Unversity Press)
Honorable Mention: Nazli Kibria
Muslims in Motion: Islam and National Identity in the Bangladeshi Diaspora (Rutgers University Press)
   History
Andrea Geiger
Subverting Exclusion: Transpacific Encounters with Race, Caste, and Borders, 1885-1928 (Yale University Press)
Honorable Mention:
Richard S. Kim
The Quest for Statehood: Korean Immigrant Nationalism and U.S. Sovereignty (Oxford University Press)
   Literary Studies
erin Khue Ninh
Ingratitude: The Debt-Bound Daughter in Asian American Literature (New York University Press)
Honorable Mentions:
Rocio G. Davis
Relative Histories: Mediating History in Asian American Family Memoirs (University of Hawaii Press)
Julia Lee
Interracial Encounters: Reciprocal Representations in African and Asian American Literatures, 1896- 1937 (New York University Press)

2012 (Washington, DC)

Lifetime Achievement Award
Franklin Odo
Gary Okihiro

Excellence in Mentoring Award
Yen Le Espiritu

Early Career Award
Anita Mannur

Best Graduate Student Paper Award
Ma Vang

Anita Affeldt Graduate Travel Fund Award
Ruth Kim
Laura Kwak

Leadership Award
Honorable Norman Mineta

Community Award
White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders
National Council of Asian Pacific Americans
Organization of Pan Asian American Women

Book Awards
Awards given for books published in 2010
   Cultural Studies
J.B. Capino
Dream Factories of a Former Colony: American Fantasies, Philippine Cinema (University of Minnesota Press)
Honorable Mention:
Leslie Bow
Partly Colored: Asian Americans and Racial Anomaly in the Segregated South (New York University Press)
   Poetry/Prose
Tan Lin
Seven Controlled Vocabularies and Obituary 2004. The Joy of Cooking: [AIRPORT NOVEL MUSICAL POEM PAINTING FILM PHOTO HALLUCINATION LANDSCAPE] (Wesleyan University Press)
Karen Tei Yamashita
I-Hotel (Coffee House Press)
Honorable Mention:
Neela Vaswani
You Have Given Me a Country (Sarabande Books)
   Social Sciences
Eleana Kim
Adopted Territory: Transnational Korean Adoptees and the Politics of Belonging (Duke University Press)
Honorable Mention:
Robyn M. Rodriguez
Migrants for Export: How the Philippine Brokers Labor to the World (University of Minnesota Press)
   History
Lisa Rose Mar
Brokering Belonging: Chinese in Canada’s Exclusion Era, 1885-1945 (Oxford University Press)
Honorable Mentions:
Him Mark Lai
Chinese American Transnational Politics (University of Illinois Press)
Erika Lee and Judy Yung
Angel Island: Immigrant Gateway to America (Oxford University Press)
   Literary Studies
Steven Yao
Foreign Accents: Chinese American Verse from Exclusion to Postethnicity (Oxford University Press)

Asian AmericanAwards2011 (New Orleans, LA )

Engaged Scholarship Award
Shirley Hune

Lifetime Achievement Award
Elaine Kim

Leadership and Community Award
Vatsana Chanthala
Marina Espina
Diem Nguyen
Minh Nguyen

Community Award
Vietnamese American Young Leaders Association of New Orleans Mary Queen of Viet Nam Community Development Corporation, Inc

Anita Affeldt Graduate Travel Fund Award
Kevin Escudero
Lily Ann Welty

Book Awards
Awards given for books published in 2009
   Cultural Studies
Margo Machida
Unsettled Visions: Contemporary Asian American Artists and the Social Imaginary (Duke University Press)
Honorable Mention:
Sunaina Maira
Missing: Youth, Citizenship, and Empire after 9/11 (Duke University Press)
   Poetry/Prose
Rakesh Satyal
Blue Boy (Kensington)
   Social Sciences
Wei Li
Ethnoburb: The New Ethnic Community in Urban America (Hawaii University Press)
   History
Greg Robinson
A Tragedy of Democracy: Japanese Confinement in North America (Columbia University Press)
   Literary Studies
Timothy Yu
Race and the Avant Garde: Experimental and Asian American Poetry (Stanford University Press)

2010 (Austin, TX)

Individual Community Service Award
Amy Wong Mok

Organizational Community Service Award
SAHELI for Asian Families

Event Community Service Award
Austin Asian American Film Festival (AAAFF) 

Book Awards
Awards given for books published in 2008
   Cultural Studies
Lisa Nakamura
Digitizing Race: Visual Cultures of the Internet (University of Minnesota Press)
   Poetry/Prose
Preeta Samarasan
Evening is the Whole Day (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
Honorable Mentions:
Wendy Lee
Happy Family (Grove Atlantic, Inc)
Julie Shikeguni
Unending Nora (Red Hen Press)
   Social Sciences
Lynn Fujiwara
Mothers Without Citizenship: Asian Immigrant Families and Welfare Reform (University of Minnesota Press)
Jamillah Karim
American Muslim Women: Negotiating Race, Class, and Gender Within the Ummah (New York University Press)
   History
Scott Kurashige
The Shifting Grounds of Race: Black and Japanese Americans in the Making of Multiethnic Los Angeles (Princeton University Press)
Honorable Mention:
Gordon H. Chang, with Mark Dean Johnson, and Paul J. Karlstrom (eds.)
Asian American Art: A History, 1850-1970 (Stanford University Press)
   Literary Studies
Josephine Nock-Hee Park
Apparitions of Asia: Modernist Form and Asian American Poetics (Oxford University Press)
Honorable Mention:
Eleanor Ty and Christl Verduyn
Asian Canadian Writing Beyond Autoethnography (Wilfrid Laurier University Press)

2009 (Hawai’i, HI)

Lifetime Achievement Award
Ron Takaki

Engaged Scholar Award
Don T. Nakanishi

Outstanding Service Award
Hawai’i’s People’s Fund
Chinese Community Action Coalition
Bamboo Ridge Press

Special Commendation to a University Initiative Engaging Students in Community Service
The Program for Engaged Scholarship and Service Learning, Ethnic Studies Department, University of Hawai’i, Manoa

Anita Affeldt Graduate Award
Ronak Kapadia
Anthony Ocampo

Book Awards
Awards given for books published in  2007
   Cultural Studies
Celine Parrenas Shimizu
The Hypersexuality of Race: Performing Asian/American Women on Screen and Scene (Duke University Press)
Jasbir Puar
Terrorist Assemblages: Homonationalism in Queer Times (Duke University Press)
   Poetry/Prose
Lisa Chen
Mouth (Kaya Press)
Wang Ping
The Last Communist (Coffee House Press)
   Social Sciences
Rhacel Parrenas and Lok Siu, (eds.) 
Asian Diasporas: New Formations, New Conceptions (Stanford University Press)
Honorable Mentions:
Pawan Dhingra
Managing Multicultural Lives: Asian American Professionals and the Challenge of Multiple Identities (Stanford University Press)
Angie Y. Chung
Legacies of Struggle: Conflict and Cooperation in Korean American Politics (Stanford University Press)
   History
Daisuke Miyao
Sessue Hayakawa: Silent Cinema and Transnational Stardom (Duke University Press)
   Literary Studies
Amie Elizabeth Parry
Interventions into Modernist Cultures: Poetry from Beyond the Empty Screen (Duke University Press)
Honorable Mention:
Rocio Davis
Begin Here: Reading Asian North American Autobiographies of Childhood (University of Hawaii Press)

2008 (Chicago, IL)

Book Awards
Awards given for books published in 2006
   Cultural Studies 
Allan Punzalan Isaac
American Tropics: Articulating Filipino America (University of Minnesota Press)
Honorable Mention:
Grace Hong
Ruptures of American Capital: Women of Color, Feminism, and the Culture of Immigrant Labor (University of Minnesota Press)
   Poetry/Prose 
Patrick Rosal
My American Kundiman (Persea Books)
James Janko
Buffalo Boy and Geronimo (Curbstone Press)
   Social Sciences
Monisha Das Gupta
Unruly Immigrants: Rights, Activism, and Transnational South Asian Politics in the United States (Duke University Press)
   History 
Moon-Ho Jung
Coolies and Cane: Race, Labor, and Sugar in the Age of Emancipation (Johns Hopkins University Press)
Linda Espana-Maram
Creating Masculinity in Los Angeles’s Little Manila: Working Class Filipinos and Popular Culture, 1920s-1950s (Columbia University Press)
Honorable Mention:
Yuji Ichioka (eds. Gordon Chang and Eiichiro Azuma)
Before Internment: Essays in Prewar Japanese American History (Stanford University Press)

2007 (New York, NY)

Book Awards
Awards given for books published in 2005
   Cultural Studies 
Colleen Lye
America’s Asia: Racial Form and American Literature, 1893-1945 (Princeton University Press)
   Poetry/Prose 
Victoria Chang
Circle: Poems (Southern Illinois University Press)
Chieh Chieng
A Long Stay in a Distant Land (Bloomsbury)
Honorable Mention:
Mary Anne Mohanraj
Bodies in Motion: Stories (Harper Collins)
   Social Sciences
Lok Siu
Memories of a Future Home: Diasporic Citizenship of Chinese in Panama (Stanford University Press)
   History 
Eiichiro Azuma
Between Two Empires: Race, History, and Transnationalism in Japanese America (Oxford University Press)
Mary Ting Yi Lui
The Chinatown Trunk Mystery: Murder, Miscegenation, and Other Dangerous Encounters in Turn- of-the-Century NYC (Princeton University Press)
Honorable Mention:
K. Scott Wong
Americans First: Chinese Americans and the Second World War (Harvard University Press)

2006 (Atlanta, GA)

Book Awards
Awards given for books published in 2004
   Cultural Studies 
Rajini Srikanth
The World Next Door: South Asian American Literature and the Idea of America (Temple University Press)
   Poetry/Prose 
Lee Ann Roripaugh
Year of the Snake (Southern Illinois University Press)
Aimee Phan
We Shall Never Meet (St. Martin’s Press/Picador)
Honorable mentions:
Ishle Yi Park
The Temperature of this Water (Kaya Press)
Gary Pak
Children of a Fireland (University of Hawai’i Press)
Special Citation:
Ayako Tanaka Ishigaki
Restless Wave: My Life in Two Worlds (The Feminist Press at the City University of New York)
   Social Sciences
Andrea Louie
Chineseness Across Borders (Duke University Press)
Honorable Mentions:
Linda Trinh Võ
Mobilizing an Asian American Community (Temple University Press)
Sharmila Rudrappa
Ethnic Routes to Becoming American: Indian Immigrants and the Cultures of Citizenship (Rutgers University Press)
   History
Mae Ngai,
Impossible Subjects: Illegal Aliens and the Making of America (Princeton University Press)
Sucheng Chan
Survivors: Cambodian Refugees in the United States (University of Illinois Press)
Honorable Mention:
Sharon Delmendo
The Star-Entangled Banner: One Hundred Years of America in the Philippines (Rutgers University Press)

2005 (Los Angeles, CA)

Book Awards
Awards given for books published in 2003
   Social Sciences
Yen Le Espiritu
Home Bound: Filipino American Lives Across Cultures, Communities, and Countries (University of California Press)
   Poetry/Prose 
Linh Dinh
All Around What Empties Out (Tinfish Press)
Monique Truong
The Book of Salt (Houghton Mifflin)
   History 
Catherine Ceniza Choy
Empire of Care: Nursing and Migration in Filipino American History (Duke University Press)
Erika Lee
At America’s Gates: Chinese Immigration During the Exclusion Era, 1882-1943 (University of North Carolina Press)
   Cultural Studies
Elaine Kim, Margo Machida, Sharon Mizota, (eds.)
Fresh Talk, Daring Gazes: Conversations on Asian American Art (University of California Press)
Honorable Mention:
Martin Manalansan
Global Divas: Filipino Gay Men in the Diaspora (Duke University Press)

2004 (Boston, MA)

Book Awards
Awards given for books published in 2002
   History 
Lon Kurashige
Japanese American Celebration and Conflict: A History of Ethnic Identity and Festival, 1934-1990 (University of California Press)
Xiaojian Zhao
Remaking Chinese America: Immigration, Family, and Community, 1940-1965 (Rutgers University Press)
   Cultural Studies 
Laura Hyun Yi Kang
Compositional Subjects: Enfiguring Asian/American Women (Duke University Press)
   Social Sciences 
Joshua H. Roth
Brokered Homeland: Japanese Brazilian Migrants in Japan (Cornell University Press)

2003 (San Francisco, CA)

Book Awards
Awards given for books published in 2001
Social Sciences

Viranjini P. Munasinghe
Callaloo or Tossed Salad? East Indians and the Cultural Politics of Identity in Trinidad (Cornell University Press)
   Cultural Studies 
Anthony Lee
Picturing Chinatown: Art and Orientalism in San Francisco (University of California Press)
   History 
Nayan Shah
Contagious Divide: Epidemics and Race in San Francisco’s Chinatown (University of California Press)
   Prose/Prose
Brian Ascalon Roley
American Son (W. W. Norton Publishing)
   Special Award for Most Outstanding Reference Tool on Asian American History
Gary Y. Okihiro
The Columbia Guide to Asian American History (Columbia University Press, 2001)

2002 (Salt Lake City, UT)

Book Awards
Awards given for books published in 2000
Cultural Studies 

Martin Manalansan
Cultural Compass: Ethnographic Explorations of Asian America (Temple University Press)
   History 
Madeline Hsu
Dreaming of Gold, Dreaming of Home: Transnationalism and Migration Between the United States and South China, 1882-1943 (Stanford University Press)
   Poetry/Prose 
Priscilla Lee
Wishbone (Heyday Books- Roundhouse Press)
David Wong Louie
The Barbarians are Coming (The Berkeley Publishing Group)

2001 (Toronto, Canada)

Book Awards
Awards given for books published in 1999
History/ Social Sciences 

K. Scott Wong and Sucheng Chan (eds.)
Claiming America: Constructing Chinese American Identities during the Exclusion Era (Temple University Press)
John Kuo Wei Tchen
New York Before Chinatown: Orientalism and the Shaping of American Culture, 1776-1882 (The Johns Hopkins University Press)
   Poetry/Prose 
Frank Chin
Bulletproof Buddhists and Other Essays (University of Hawaii Press)
   Cultural Studies 
Aihwa Ong
Flexible Citizenship: The Cultural Logic of Transnationality (Duke University Press)
David Eng and Alice Hom (eds.)
Q & A: Queer and Asian American (Temple University Press)

2000 (Scottsdale, AZ)

No awards given.

1999 (Philadelphia, PA)

No Awards given.

1998 (Honolulu, HI)

Book Awards
Awards given for books published in 1997
History/ Social Sciences 

Kyeyoung Park
The Korean American Dream: Immigrants and Small Business in New York City (Cornell University Press)
   Fiction Award — Rescinded.
Lois Ann Yamanaka
Blu’s Hanging (Harper Perennial)
   Cultural Studies/ Literary 
Dorinne, Kondo
About Face: Performing Race in Fashion and Theater (Routledge)
   Poetry 
Roy K. Kiyooka
Pacific Windows: Collected Poems of Roy K. Kiyooka (Talonbooks)

1997 (Seattle, WA)

Book Awards
Awards given for books published in 1996

Lisa Lowe
Immigrant Acts: On Asian American Cultural Politics (Duke University Press)
Pyong Gap Min
Caught in the Middle: Korean Communities in New York and Los Angeles (University of California Press)

1996 (Washington, DC)

Book Awards
Awards given for books published in 1995
History 

Judy Yung
Unbound Feet: A Social History of Chinese Women in San Francisco (University of California Press)
   Special Award
Mary Kimoto Tomita
Dear Miye: Letters Home From Japan, 1939 – 1946 (Stanford University Press)
   Cultural Studies 
Annette White-Parks
Sui Sin Far/Edith Maude Eaton: A Literary Biography (University of Illinois Press)
   Literature 
Sigrid Nunez
A Feather on the Breath of God (Harper Collins Publishers)

1995 (Oakland, CA)

Book Awards
Awards given for books published in 1994

Gina Marchetti
Romance and the “Yellow Peril”: Race, Sex, and Discursive Strategies in Hollywood Fiction (University of California Press)
Cris Friday
Organizing Asian American Labor: The Pacific Coast Canned-Salmon Industry, 1870 – 1942 (Temple University Press)
Wakako Yamauchi
Songs My Mother Taught Me (The Feminist Press at the City University of New York)
Timothy Fong
The First Suburban Chinatown: The Remaking of Monterey Park, California (Temple University Press)

1994 (Ann Arbor, MI)

Book Awards
Awards given for books published in 1993

Lois-Ann Yamanaka
Saturday Night at the Pahala Theatre (Bamboo Ridge Press)
Barbara Kawakami
Japanese Immigrant Clothing in Hawaii 1885-1941 (University of Hawaii Press)
Faye Myenne Ng
Bone (Hyperion Press)
Yen Le Espiritu
Asian American Panethnicity: Bridging Institutions and Identities (Temple University Press)

1993 (Ithaca, NY)

Book Awards
Awards given for books published in 1992

Kimiko Hahn
Earshot (Hanging Loose Press)
Dana Takagi
Retreat From Race: Asian Admissions and Racial Politics (Rutgers University Press)
Renqiu Yu
To Save China, To Save Ourselves: The Chinese Hand Laundry Alliance of New York (Temple University Press)
Epifanio San Juan Jr.
Racial Formations/Critical Transformations: Articulations of Power in Ethnic and Racial Studies in the United States (Humanities Press)
Gary Pak
The Watcher of Waipuna and Other Stories (Bamboo Ridge)

1992 (San Jose, CA)

Book Awards
Awards given for books published in 1991

Gary Y. Okihiro
Cane Fires, The Anti-Japanese Movement in Hawaii, 1865-1945 (Temple University Press)
Darrell H. Lum
Pass On, No Pass Back! (Bamboo Ridge Press)
Stephen S. Fugita and David J. O’Brien
Japanese American Ethnicity: The Persistence of Community (University of Washington Press)
Stephen H. Sumida
And the View From the Shore: Literary Traditions of Hawai’i (University of Washington Press)

1991 (Honolulu, HI)

Book Awards
Awards given for books published in 1990

Jessica Hagedorn
Dogeaters (Penguin Books)
Mary Paik Lee
Quiet Odyssey, A Pioneer Korean Woman in America (University of Washington Press)

1990 (Santa Barbara, California)

Book Awards
Awards given for books published in 1989

Asian Women United of California (eds.)
Making Waves: Writing By and About Asian American Women
Ronald Takaki
Strangers From a Different Shore, A History of Asian Americans (Penguin Books)
James M. Freeman
Hearts of Sorrow, Vietnamese- American Lives (Stanford University Press)

1989 (New York, NY)

Book Awards
Awards given for books published in 1988

Yuji Ichioka
The Issei, The World of the First Generation Japanese Immigrants, 1885-1924 (The Free Press)
Hisaye, Yamamoto
Seventeen Syllables and Other Stories (Women of Color Press)

1988 (Pullman, WA)

Book Awards
Awards given for books published in 1987

Sucheng Chan
This Bitter Sweet Soil, The Chinese in California Agriculture, 1860-1910 (University of California Press)

1987 (San Francisco, CA)

Book Awards
Awards given for books published in 1986

Wing Tek Lum
Expounding the Doubtful Points (Bamboo Ridge Press)
Edward D. Beechert
Working in Hawaii, A Labor History (University of Hawaii Press)
Timothy J. Lukes and Gary Y. Okihiro
Japanese Legacy, Farming and Community Life in California’s Santa Clara Valley (California History
Center, De Anza College)
Sandy Lydon
Chinese Gold, The Chinese in the Monterey Bay Region (Capitola Book Company)

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