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Japanese Studies Primary Sources in Western Languages: Japanese Americans



Nagata, S., & Millsap, W. The Japanese evacuation and the minority problem.
Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Yale University Library 

Subject Headings

Search these terms in the SUBJECT field in ORBIS or use as keywords in database searches.

By ethnic group and country:

  • American literature--Asian American authors--History and Criticism
  • American literature--Japanese American authors
  • American literature--Chinese American authors--Ethnic identity
  • Chinese Americans--Literary collections
  • Chinese Americans in literature

By genre:

  • Korean American poetry
  • American drama--Asian American Authors
  • Asian Americans--Drama
  • East Indian Americans--Fiction

By individual author's name:

  • Kingston, Maxine Hong
  • Ozeki, Ruth L

By individual literary work:

  •  Kingston, Maxine Hong. Woman warrior

By theme:

  • Multiculturalism in literature
  • Group identity in literature
  • Ethnicity in literature
  • Women in literature
  • Racism in literature
  • Race relations in literature

Background information:

  • Asian Americans--Intellectual Life
  • Japanese American women--Social conditions
  • Haitian American--Social conditions
  • Political refugees-United States--Social conditions
  • Chinese Americans--California--History
  • Korean Americans--20th century
  • Japanese Americans--Interviews
  • Korean Americans--Poetry
  • Asian Americans--Race identity
  • East Indian Americans--Assimulation


Japanese American Newspapers & Journals

Japanese American Internment Documents

Useful Guides

Those guides include resources covering Asian Americans in general, but they can be very useful to find other hidden resources specific to Japanese Americans by limiting search terms. 


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Haruko Nakamura
Sterling Memorial Library
120 High Street, New Haven, CT
Room 213A
Subjects: East Asian Studies