In response to an unacceptable period of anti-Asian harassment and violence, CMA staff has compiled this collection of resources to help advance anti-racism work in our community and beyond. We recognize that this is a small sample of the numerous comprehensive resources currently available on these issues. We invite you to begin here and to never stop learning.


Read Chamber Music America Condemnation of Anti-Asian Racism and Violence and Support of our AAPI Community, March 2021


Literature by living authors has been marked with a caret (^).

Updated: October 3, 2022

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Racism in Music

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Further Reading

  • The Making of Asian America: A History Erika Lee^
  • Serve the People: Making Asian America in the Long Sixties Karen L. Ishizuka^
  • Driven Out: The Forgotten War Against Chinese Americans Jean Pfaelzer^
  • Orientalism Edward Said
  • Contagious Divides: Epidemics and Race in San Francisco’s Chinatown Nayan Shah^
  • Orientals: Asian Americans in Popular Culture Robert G. Lee^
  • Vestiges of War: The Philippine-American War and the Aftermath of an Imperial Dream 1899-1999 edited by Angel Velasco Shaw^ and Luis H. Francia
  • To Save the Children of Korea: The Cold War Origins of Korean Adoption Arissa Oh^
  • The Color of Success: Asian Americans and the Origins of the Model Minority Ellen D. Wu^