This guide is intended to serve as a resource for students in Music 323: Performing Asian America as you write guided annotations.
The objective of this assignment is to facilitate your own scholarly research on a specific question that interests you on the topic of performing Asian America. You will locate (5) pieces of academic scholarship that largely address a research question that you construct on the topic. You will put these pieces of scholarship into dialogue, with each other, and on your larger question. Your question can be inspired by larger threads we’ve studied this semester, including: model minority narratives; the productivity of the term “Asian America,” sectarian strife, dominance, racialized solidarities (ex. Black-Asian American), “unsettled coalitions,” and many others. Examples of research questions might include:
Select five pieces of scholarship, which could include: peer-reviewed journal articles, chapters in single-authored books, and chapters in multi-authored edited volumes/anthologies. A maximum of (2) of your five pieces of scholarship can come from a single book. One of your pieces should include ethnography in its scholarly methods, such that it is clear that the author conducted ethnography to write the resulting piece.