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Asian American Community Info Sheets (2015)

At the Asian/American Center (A/AC) of Queens College, City University of New York, we come across many questions about Asian Americans on a daily basis. These questions range from those seeking basic information about the composition of this diverse category to complex socio-economic, political and cultural community issues.
To further understanding and knowledge about Asian Americans, who are a significant part of the multicultural United States, we are presenting a series of informational sheets (Info Sheets) with basic information about Asian American populations and on selected aspects of their communities. The basic nature of the information in these sheets is intentional: it is directed to persons who want to acquaint themselves with Asian American communities. As a community-oriented research center, based in the NYC Borough of Queens, one of the most culturally diverse areas nationwide, we are fully aware that our identities are based not only on race, ethnicity, & cultures; but also shaped by migrations, cross-cultural collaborations and coalition-building. And lastly, in our attempt to understand and analyze our local Asian American communities, the Info Sheets focus more on New York City and the Borough of Queens. 
We hope that this initial interest will propel further and deeper interest in this population and we encourage the viewers to use the references for this purpose.



Info Sheet 1-Who are Asian Americans (3).docx1. Who are Asian Americans.docx
Info Sheet 2 - Asian Amercans in Queens NYC.docx2. Asian Americans in Queens NYC.docx
Info Sheet 3-Asian American Demographics in Queens.docx3. Asian American Demographics in Queens.docx
Info Sheet 4-Asian_Migrations_to_the_Americas.docx4. Asian Migrations to the Americas.docx
Info Sheet 5-Asian_American_History.docx5. Asian American History.docx
Info Sheet 6-Asian_American_Children_in_NYC.docx6. Asian American Children in NYC.docx
Info Sheet 7-Asian_American_Women_in_Queens (3).docx7. Asian American Women in Queens.docx
Info Sheet 8-Asian_Americans_and_Health.docx8. Asian Americans and Health.docx



Asian / American Center Library

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Telephone: 718-997-3050
Hours: Monday–Thursday, 9:30 am–3:30 pm

Asian/American Center's research collection consists of over 2,500 titles which include monographs, reports, and periodicals on Asian American subjects. These selected works represent leading scholarship on pan-Asian communities and their diaspora (particularly in the Caribbean, and in Central and Latin America). Included among this collection are books of Asian American literature as well as those that analyze subjects such as orientalism, colonialism, and shifting perceptions of Asia.

This is a noncirculating research/resource library located at the Asian/American Center (Temp 3, Room 23) in Queens College (CUNY). To use the library, please come during the open hours (Monday–Thursday, 9:30 am–3:30 pm) or make an appointment by calling the Asian/American Center at 718-997-3050.

How to access the Catalogued books through the CUNY+ system?

All the books in the A/AC's Research Library are catalogued through the CUNY+ system and can be accessed by faculty and students from all over CUNY and other universities.

To get into the CUNY+ system go to

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Asian/American Center
Room 315, Kissena Hall
Queens College
65-30 Kissena Blvd.
Flushing, Queens
New York, 11367
Telephone: (718) 997-3050
Fax: (718) 997-3055
Madhulika Khandelwal
Associate Director:
Hong Wu

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