Christian Collet is Associate Professor of Politics and International Relations at the International Christian University, Tokyo. Pei-te Lien is Professor of Political Science affiliated with Asian American Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her book The Making of Asian America through Political Participation (Temple), received the 2002 Best Book Award on Political Participation, Voting, Elections, and Political Behavior from APSA's Division on Race, Ethnicity, and Politics.
List of Figures and Tables Foreword Acknowledgments 1. The Transnational Politics of Asian Americans: Controversies, Questions, Convergence PART I: Asian States and Nationalisms in Asian American Politics: Then and Now 2. Dancing with the Rising Sun: Strategic Alliances between Japanese Immigrants and Their "Home" Government 3. Journeys of Discovery and Difference: Transnational Politics and the Union of Democratic Filipinos 4. Contested Nation: Vietnam and the Emergence of Saigon Nationalism in the United States PART II: The Practices and Sites of Asian American Transnational Politics 5. Transnational Dimensions of Community Empowerment: The Victories of Chanrithy Uong and Sam Yoon 6. Working Democracy: Transnational Repertoires of Citizenship among New Chinese Americans 7. The Limits of Transnational Mobilization: Indian American Lobby Groups and the India-U.S. Civil Nuclear Deal 8. Network Governance of Asian American Diasporic Politics PART III: Transnational Political Behavior and Asian American Identities 9. Like Latinos? Explaining the Transnational Political Behavior of Asian Americans 10. The Intersection of "Americanization" and "Racial Expansion": Nisei Identity Politics in Prewar Hawai`i 11. Does Transnational Living Preclude Pan-Ethnic Thinking? An Exploration of Asian American Identities Notes References About the Contributors Index