Here’s an ever-expanding list of online resources for exploring Asian diasporas around the world.
- American Sociological Association Section on Asia and Asian America
- Asian Australian Studies Research Network
- AsianNation (USA)
- Association for Asian American Studies
- Chinese University of Hong Kong Library Chinese Overseas Collection 香港中文大學圖書館海外華人特藏
- fuck yeah asian/pacific islander history (USA) – a photographic history of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States
- Sociological Images posts about Asians/Pacific Islanders – also see the country-specific tags
- Ryerson University Library & Archives – Asian Heritage in Canada
- University of Maryland Asian American Resource Guide
I read a lot of blogs, but here are a few that churn out consistently good content.
– Updated daily with many different perspectives on the Asian American experience. If you subscribe to only two Asian American blogs, make it 8asians and angry asian man.
- Absolutely Fobulous
- A fun blog about all things fobby.
- angry asian man
- The essential Asian American issues blog.
- Asian, Gay and Proud
- Great resource for queer Asians around the world. See my post about it.
- The Banana Lounge
- Tseen Khoo on Asian Australian issues. Also check out her writing on academic research at The Research Whisperer.
- Being Wendy Hsu
- Great writing on Asian America, diaspora, and music.
- Diaspora @ chinaSMACK
- Stories of the Chinese diaspora.
- A flippant take on Asian American issues and pop culture. I love their punny dictionary.
- 五香路 Five Spice Alley
- Life in New York City’s Chinatown.
- Not Asian-specific, but great writing on race in the United States.
- Shanghai Shiok
- What is it like being an ethnically Chinese foreigner in Shanghai? Christine Tan is funny, thought-provoking, and often controversial.
Magazines and online community portals
- Discover Nikkei – Japanese diaspora resource in English, Japanese, Spanish, and Portuguese
- Hyphen Magazine (USA)
- Peril (Aus)
- Ricepaper Magazine (Can)
- Schema (Can) – not explicitly Asian-specific, but tends to be because of the composition of the editorial board (and the composition of minorities in Canada in general)
- Slanted Magazine (Aus)
Other resources on race/ethnicity
Photo: In my family, there’s no such thing as a party without chả giò.