Charles R. Keller Professor of History
Fall 2017 Class Hours:
Tue/Fri – 2:35 pm to 3:50 pm
Wed – 1:10 pm to 3:50 pm
Tue/Fri – 10:30 am to 12:00 pm
M.A. University of Michigan, Asian Studies (1979)
Ph.D. University of Michigan, History (1992)
HIST 168 / AMST 1681968-1969: Two Years in America
K. Scott Wong is the Charles R. Keller Professor of History and Public Affairs and the Schumann Fellow for Democratic Studies at Williams College where he teaches a variety of courses in Asian American history, American immigration history, the history of the American West, history and memory, and American Studies. He has written numerous articles in journals and anthologies and is the co-editor, with Sucheng Chan, of Claiming America: Constructing Chinese American Identities during the Exclusion Era (Temple, 1998.) Most recently, he published “Americans First”: Chinese Americans and the Second World War (Harvard University Press, 2005.) When not teaching or writing, he likes to fly fish for trout and is still trying to fingerpick like Mississippi John Hurt.
Keywords for Asian American Studies (New York University Press, 2015) Co-edited by Cathy J. Schlund-Vials, Linda Trinh Võ, and K. Scott Wong
Americans First: Chinese Americans and the Second World War (Harvard University Press, 2005). Received Honorable Mention in the History category from the Association for Asian American Studies in 2006
Claiming America: Constructing Chinese American Identities during the Exclusion Era (Philadelphia: Temple University Press,1998). Co-edited with Sucheng Chang and K. Scott Wong. Received the History and Social Sciences Book Award, Association for Asian American Studies, 2001.
“From Pariah to Paragon: Shifting Images of Chinese Americans during World War II, in Chinese Americans and the Politics of Race and Culture, Sucheng Chan and Madeline Y. Hsu, eds. (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2008.)
“The Eagle Seeks a Helpless Quarry: Chinatown, the Police, and the Press. The 1903 Boston Chinatown Raid Revisited,” Amerasia Journal, 22:3 (1996), pp. 81-103.
The Transformation of Culture: Three Chinese Views of America,”American Quarterly, 48: 2 (June, 1996) pp. 201-232. Reprinted in Lucy Maddox, ed. Locating American Studies: The Evolution of a Discipline (Baltimore: The
Johns Hopkins University Press, 1998).
“Liang Qichao and the Chinese of America: A Re-evaluation of his Selected Memoir of Travels in the New World” Journal of American Ethnic History, 11:4 (Summer, 1992), pp. 3-24. (Received the Immigration History Society’s Carlton Qualey Award)
Asian American History, American Immigration History
Catherine Treesh, ’15 – The Life and Legacy of Joseph Warren
Linda Chu, ’14 – Shifting Homes: Identity Formations of the Chinese in Peru
Grace Rehnquist, ’13 – Letters Divided: An Experiential Deconstruction of the Nisei Collective During Wartime Internment
Glynis Startz, ’12 – Through the Lens of Japanese American Internment: Twentieth-Century Changes in West Coast Agricultural Counties
Lily Wong, ’12 (with Alexandra Garbarini and Anne Reinhardt) – Remembering the Nanjing Massacre: Transnationalism and Atrocity
Adam Pinto, ‘08 – “First things first, then we come for you”: Memory and Commodification in September 11 Comics
Akio Adams, ’07 – Martial Law and Internment in Hawaii: The Significance of Local Affirmations of Loyalty on the Wartime and Post-war Development of the Japanese Community in the Islands
Heather R. Barney, ’02 – Coming Home: The Rise of Gay Conservatism
Crystal Mun-hye Baik, ’02 – Retracing Silenced Memories: Korean ‘Comfort Women,’ Voice, and Agency
Catherine A. Williams, ’00 – The Politics of ‘Rehabilitation’: The Native Hawaiian Response to American Imperialism, 1920-1959
Gillian R. Bazelon, ’98 – Patterns of Discrimination and Hardship: The Mexican American Farm Worker Experience in Twentieth Century America, 1998.
Daisy Y. Ha, ’96 – Embittered Immigrant Dreams: Korean Americans and the 1992 Los Angeles Riots
Stuart McLaughlin, ’94 – Searching for Acceptance: The JACL and the Nisei, 1919-1952
Masahiro Fox, ’05 – Found in Translation (Feature-length film)
Lesley Benware, ’05 – Eugenics in the United States: A Movement in Three Bodies
Carisha Swanson, ’02 – White Benefits: The Effects of Whiteness on African American Advancement
Alison Swain, ’01 – Their Own Island: The Japanese American Community on Bainbridge Island, Washington, 1890-1945
Rebecca Kline, ’93 – Watching Our Ps and Qs: Class and Race in the Development of American Immigration Policy, 1988-1992
Tiffany Wan-Chung Chao, ’06 – An Investigation of Third Culture Kids from the International School of Beijing as Compared to Students Educated in the United States of America
Geraldine Yun Shen, ’01 – Yu Wei: A Personal Account of Twentieth Century Chinese History
Rebecca Burditt, ‘ 06 – Images From a Forgotten War: Photojournalism, Life, and ‘The Little Boy Who Wouldn’t Smile’