For Issue 5 of AAC Journal, here are some resources highlighting Asian-Americans in various industries.
As visibility of Asian Americans increases in the entertainment industry, the importance of intersectionality becomes much clearer. Intersectionality is the concept that peoples’ identities can intersect in different ways and create different experiences – Asian men and Asian women have different experiences, for example. We focused on some resources that zoom into these intersections and educate more about the diversity of the Asian American experience.
The groups below focus on connecting Asians in media and entertainment:
Everything Everywhere All At Once, a critically-acclaimed science fiction film that combines multiversal fun with a grounded, emotional story.
3 Idiots, a massively-popular Bollywood film that has become a rite of passage for many Asian students.
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, a Marvel superhero action movie with stunning visuals and thrilling martial-arts entertainment.
Kim’s Convenience, a fun and witty sitcom about a Korean-Canadian family running a convenience store.
The Joy Luck Club, a novel about two generations; four Chinese mothers and their four daughters, and the bonds between them throughout the intricacies of Asian-American life.
An article from McKinsey about Asian-Americans in the workplace:
An article from the National Library of Medicine about Asian-Americans in tech: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC9830130/
A Harvard Kennedy School Student Publication about the importance of Asian-American representation for social justice:
An article from the Pew Research Center about the Asian-American experience: