Celebrating Asian Pacific American Contributions

The celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month has only existed since 1990 when President George H.W. Bush extended the existing week-long commemoration to the entire month of May.

JHUP journals have a long history of research about Asian American and Pacific Islander populations. With titles such as the Journal of Asian American Studies, Asian Perspective, Journal of Chinese Religions, Late Imperial China and Twentieth-Century China, our collection covers a wide range.

However, our other journals often tackle issues important to Asian American and Pacific Islander populations. As we use this month to celebrate  culture, traditions, and history of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States, take some time to read important research from several of our journals. This content will be free on Project MUSE through June 14.

  • The September 2015 issue of American Quarterly took a look at "Pacific Currents,"  a collection of work sat the intersections of Native Pacific studies and American studies, both diverse, interdisciplinary, and expanding fields published atthe same time the journal relocated its editorial offices to the University of Hawai'i. 
  • In Spring 2012, Progress in Community Health Partnerships joined with the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum for a special issue on "Pathways to Healthy Communities and Racial Equity."
  • An October 2004 special issue of the Journal of Asian American Studies called "Weaving Together Strands of Pacific Islander, Asian and American Interactions" took a comprehensive look at a number of topics. 
  • A number of organizations (Sponsored by the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum, New York University Center for the Study of Asian American Health, Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations, Temple University Center for Asian Health, and Asian American Research Center on Health) worked together to sponsor a supplement to the 26th volume of the Journal of Healthcare for the Poor and Underserved in May 2015 on Shining the Light on Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Health."