Robert Lee studies the history of Asians in the United States, racial formations, and relations between Asia and America. Three books include: Dear Miye, Letters Home from Japan 1939-1946 (Stanford, 1995; Japanese edition - Asahi, 1999); Orientals: Asian Americans in Popular Culture (Temple, 1999, Japanese and Chinese editions, 2006); and Displacements and Diasporas: Asians in the Americas (Rutgers 2005).

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Robert G. Lee (Ph.D., Brown University, 1980, History) is Associate Professor and Chair, Department of American Studies. He has published on a wide range of subjects related to Asian American studies, racial formations, and relations between Asia and America. Most recently he co-edited with an anthropologist, Wanni Anderson, a volume of interdisciplinary essays entitled Diaspora and Displacement: Asians in the Americas. These essays cover the diverse histories and contemporary experiences of a diverse range of Asian communities in North and South America and the Caribbean. Another recent project is a volume of conference papers entitled Race, Nation and Empire in American History, co-edited with James Campbell and Matthew Guterl. His current projects include a new book, Inventing Chinese America 1850-1950, which examines the varieties of ethnic identity formations among immigrant and American born Chinese between 1850 and 1950.

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Chair, Associate Professor, American Studies
American Studies Ph.D., Brown University, 1980
Phone: +1 401 863 1693
Phone 2: +1 401 863 2896
E-mail: Robert_Lee@Brown.EDU

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Excerpt from Orientals
Excerpt from Dear Miye
Displacement and Diasporas: Asians in the Americas

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