- Menace to Empire: Anticolonial Solidarities and the Transpacific Origins of the US Security State. Oakland: University of California Press, 2022. Print.
- Jung, Moon-Ho. The Rising Tide of Color: Race, State Violence, and Radical Movements Across the Pacific. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2014. Print.
- Jung, Moon-Ho. Coolies and Cane: Race, Labor, and Sugar in the Age of Emancipation. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006. Print.
- Quintana, Maria. Contracting Freedom: Race, Empire, and U.S. Labor Importation Programs, 1942-1964. Diss. University of Washington, 2016. Chairs: James Gregory and Moon-Ho Jung.
- Bernardo, Joseph. From 'Little Brown Brothers' to 'Forgotten Asian Americans': Race, Space, and Empire in Filipino Los Angeles. Diss. University of Washington, 2014. Chair: Moon-Ho Jung.
- Kindig, Jessie. War for Peace: Race, Empire and the Korean War. Diss. University of Washington, 2014. Chairs: James Gregory and Moon-Ho Jung.
- Sohi, Seema. Echoes Of Mutiny: Race, Empire, And Indian Anticolonialism In North America. Diss. University of Washington, 2008. Chair: Moon-Ho Jung.
Division: United States
The field of Asian American history encompasses a broad range of topics and methodologies that often cross disciplinary and geopolitical boundaries. Students pursuing this field are expected to read widely and critically, with an emphasis on historiographical shifts and debates. In particular, they will investigate how the field has evolved over time and challenged and reproduced traditional narratives of U.S. history. Students are also encouraged to converse with a vibrant community of faculty and graduate students specializing in Asian American Studies at UW.
Division: Comparative History (Comparative Ethnicity & Nationalism)
Students will explore how race and nation have been articulated in U.S. history, framed theoretically and globally. Students may choose to emphasize particular time periods, theoretical approaches, and geopolitical frameworks as they study how racial concepts, representations, and practices shaped American national identities. Possible topics of concentration include whiteness, imperialism, labor migration, and transnational social movements.