New Face of Asian Pacific American released on March 8

The UCLA Asian American Studies Center, Asianweek, Organization for Chinese Americans, and the National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development announced the National Press Conference and kick-off forum for the release of the a major publication, The New Face of Asian Pacific American: Numbers, Diversity and Change in the 21st Century on Saturday, March 8, 2003 from 10 am - 1 p.m. at the James West Alumni Center on the UCLA Campus (next to Pauley Pavilion). Free and Open to the Public. Complimentary copy of the book will be given to all who attend.

The publication is the most comprehensive, up-to-date analysis of the significant demographic and cultural changes of Asian Pacific America. Through informative essays and over 100 photos, charts, and graphics, it provides the first analysis of recently released census socioeconomic data on the rapidly growing and diverse Asian Pacific American population and the first demographic analysis of the fast-growing mixed race/ethnicity population in the Asian-American community. The book is written by leading Asian-American scholars, journalists, and community leaders from across the nation. The co-editors of the book are Eric Lai of Asianweek and Dennis Arguelles of the UCLA Asian American Studies Center. It is co-published by AsianWeek newspaper of San Francisco and UCLA's Asian American Studies Center, with partner organizations, the Organization for Chinese Americans and the National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development. The project received a major grant from State Farm Insurance Company. It is also a publication of the newly-established Asian Pacific American Community Development Data Center, a collaborative census information project of the UCLA Asian American Studies Center and the National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development. Length and Size: 312 pages, 8x10. Essays. Photos. Charts. Graphics. ISBN: 0-9665020-3-5 (softcover), $35 CD-ROM also available. 2 ways to Order: The book may now be purchased from either Asianweek or from the UCLA Asian American Studies Center. From Asianweek: Go to to download order form, or send email (, call (415/397-0220) or Fax (415/397-7258). From UCLA Asian American Studies Center Press. by sending a check made payable to "UC Regents" in the amount of $35 (plus $4.00 shipping/handling and 8.25% for California residents) to: UCLA Asian American Studies Center Press, 3230 Campbell Hall, Box 951546, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1546. Visa, Mastercard, and Discovercard are also accepted; please include account number and expiration date.

Highlights: - The most up-to-date, comprehensive, and multi-disciplinary analysis of demographic and cultural changes in the Asian Pacific American community, with a look forward into the 21st century. Leading scholars, journalists, and commentators provide informative and thought-provoking analysis, along with user-friendly charts, tables, photos, and graphics. - Draws upon U.S. Census 2000 data (including Summary Files 1-3), as well as historic Census data and other quantitative surveys. - First analysis anywhere of Census 2000 SF3 socioeconomic data (released September 2002) on Asian Americans and Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders. Provides analysis of over 15 different ethnic communities ranging from Cambodian Americans to Filipino Americans, as well as information on Asian Pacific Americans in seven different regions of the country, . - First demographic analysis anywhere of the fast-growing Hapa (mixed-race/ethnicity) population, which, at 2.1 million, is already the second-largest among all APA groups. - First publication to precisely calculate the actual combined APA population in 2000, without excluding mixed-race APAs. - Demographic changes illustrated with more than 100 graphics, maps and charts (in spot and full color) and 50 photographs. Provocative and original commentaries on the impact that Asian Americans and Pacific islanders have had on American culture, politics, business, religion, civil rights, and other issue-areas and sectors.

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