Race and Gender in Asian America

Four young Asian Americans of different backgrounds.

Young Asian Americans. (Image courtesy of Aayesha Siddiqui.)


MIT Course Number

21H.153J / 21G.069J / WGS.237J

As Taught In

Spring 2006



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Course Description

Course Description

In this seminar we will examine various issues related to the intersection of race and gender in Asian America, starting with the nineteenth century, but focusing on contemporary issues. Topics to be covered may include racial and gender discourse, the stereotyping of Asian American women and men in the media, Asian American masculinity, Asian American feminisms and their relation to mainstream American feminism, the debate between feminism and ethnic nationalism, gay and lesbian identity, class and labor issues, domestic violence, interracial dating and marriage, and multiracial identity.

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Emma Teng. 21H.153J Race and Gender in Asian America. Spring 2006. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, https://ocw.mit.edu. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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