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Introduction: Understanding Asian American Politics 1 Don T. Nakanishi and James S. Lai Part I Historical Forms of Civic Engagement and Protest: Selected United States Supreme Court Cases Introduction 19 Historical Struggles for Equal Protection Rights 1.1 Yick Wo v. Hopkins, 118 U.S. 356 (1886) 23 1.2 Korematsu v. United States, 323 U.S. 214 (1944) 29 Historical Struggles for Naturalization Rights 1.3 Takao Ozawa v. United States, 260 U.S. 178 (1922) 35 1.4 United States v. Bhagat Singh Thind, 261 U.S. 204 (1923) 41 Part II The Impact of Immigration Laws on Asian America Introduction 47 2.1 Immigration Act of 1924 51 Lee A. Makela 2.2 Making and Remaking Asian Pacific America: Immigration Policy 81 Bill Ong Hing Part III The Period of Political Incorporation (1965 to Present) Introduction 89 Political Research and Demographic Trends 3.1 Asian American Politics: An Agenda for Research 93 Don T Nakanishi 3.2 Becoming Citizens, Becoming Voters: The Naturalization and Political Participation of Asian Pacific Immigrants 113 Paul M. Ong and Don T Nakanishi The Asian American Movement and Beyond: 1960 to Present 3.3 The 'Four Prisons' and the Movements of Liberation: Asian American Activism from the 1960s to the 1990s 135 Glenn Omatsu 3.4 Serve the People: An Exploration of the Asian American Movement 163 Kim Geron Transnational Politics and Identities 3.5 New Immigrants, New Forms of Transnational Community: Post-1965 Indian Migrations 181 Sandhya Shukla Asian Pacific American Voting Behavior 3.6 Ethnicity and Political Adaptation: Comparing Filipinos, Koreans, and the Vietnamese in Southern California 193 Pei-te Lien 3.7 Gender and Political Involvement among Chinese Americans in Southern California 211 Janelle S. Wong Asian Pacific American Non-Voting Behavior 3.8 Beyond "Politics by Other Means"? Empowerment Strategies for Los Angeles' Asian Pacific Community 231 Harold Brackman and Steven P. Erie Prospects for Pan-Ethnicity: Coalition or Competition? 3.9 Asian Pacific Americans and the Pan-Ethnic Question 247 James S. Lai Politics, Media, and Racial Profiling 3.10 The Backdoor and the Backlash: Campaign Finance and the Politicization of Chinese Americans 261 Taeku Lee 3.11 Race, Class, Citzenship, and Extraterritoriality: Asian Americans and the 1996 Campaign Finance Scandal 281 L. Ling-chi Wang 3.12 Profiling Principle: The Prosecution of Wen Ho Lee and the Defense of Asian Americans 297 Frank H. Wu 3.13 Wen Ho Lee and the Consequences of Enduring Asian American Stereotypes 303 Spencer K. Turnbull Elected Leadership 3.14 Campaigns, Elections, and Elected Officials 317 James S. Lai, Wendy K. Tam-Cho, Thomas P. Kim, and Okiyoshi Takeda 3.15 Transcending the Bamboo and Glass Ceilings: Defining the Trajectory to Empower Asian Pacific Islander American Women in Politics 331 Elena Ong 3.16 Remarks at the Tenth Annual Conference of the Committee of 100 355 Elaine L. Chao 3.17 The One-Hundred Year Journey: From Houseboy to the Governor's Office 359 Gary Locke 3.18 Remarks at the University of Rochester Annual Meliora Weekend 365 Norman Y Mineta 3.19 My Story: Being American Means Setting Expectations High 369 David Wu Part IV Contemporary Public Policy Issues in the New Millennium Introduction 373 Affirmative Action 4.1 The Affirmative Action Divide 377 Paul M. Ong Japanese American Redress and Reparations 4.2 Japanese American Redress: The Proper Alignment Model 407 Harry H. L. Kitano and Mitchell T Maki Labor Organizing 4.3 Building an Asian Pacific Labor Alliance: A New Chapter in Our History 421 Kent Wong Urban Riots: A Case Study of the 1992 Los Angeles Uprising 4.4 America's First Multiethnic 'Riots.' 431 Edward T Chang Political Redistricting 4.5 Asian Pacific Americans and Redistricting Challenges in 2001 441 Leland T Saito