Commentary: An Asian Americanist Perspective on Child Development

Rich Lee, Adam Y.J. Kim, Xiang Zhou

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In this commentary, we put forth an Asian Americanist perspective on child development that frames, expands upon, and at times challenges the contextual, conceptual, and methodological ideas put forward by Kiang et al., Mistry et al., and Yoshikawa et al. (this volume). This Asian Americanist perspective draws upon scholarship in Asian American Studies and critical race theory to bridge the historical, conceptual, and methodological contributions of the three articles. We also aim to challenge current and future generations of scholars studying Asian American child development to look at Asian American youth and families as autonomous, self-determining agents who are capable of challenging, resisting, and affecting change in a racialized society.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1061-1065
Number of pages5
JournalChild development
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 1 2016

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