What fact or information captured your attention while reading Ch.17 of Erika Lee’s book The Making of Asian America?

1. What fact or information captured your attention while reading Ch.17 of Erika Lee’s book The Making of Asian America? Explain.
(Search at the AU Library website for the book “The Making of Asian America, Ch.17”, https://www.american.edu/library/ )

2. What are your thoughts on how long it took for “Asian American” to be a coined term in the U.S.?

3. Do you think most people in the U.S. understood the meaning of Asian American and/or Asian American/Pacific Islander (AAPI) before the pandemic? Explain.

4. Caitlin Yoshiko Kandil’s article, “After 50 Years of ‘Asian American,’ Advocates Say the Term is More Essential Than Ever,” was published in 2018. How does Kandil’s argument in her article resonate with what has happened and continues to happen to Asians and Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders since the pandemic? What are your thoughts about the significance of the term in 2022?
Article:( https://www.nbcnews.com/news/asian-america/after-50-years-asian-american-advocates-say-term-more-essential-n875601 )

5. Before reading Kip Fulbeck’s Part Asian, 100% Hapa, were you familiar with the word Hapa? What did you learn or discover while reading the book? What is the significance of the images? How is representation depicted in the images?
(Search at the AU Library website for the book “The Making of Asian America, Ch.17”, https://www.american.edu/library/ )