May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month, and the Otter Cross Cultural Center has planned a number of educational and celebratory events. Many of these events focus on the themes of food, health, and beauty, and the CSUMB Library is happy to provide recommendations for further reading centered on these themes. 


Insert a description of the image here.Haden, R. (2009). Food Culture in the Pacific Islands. Santa Barbara, Calif.: Greenwood Press.

Van Esterik, P. (2008). Food Culture in Southeast Asia. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press.

Ashkenazi, M. , & Jacob, J. (2003). Food Culture in Japan. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press.

Newman, J. (2004). Food Culture in China. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press.


Barnes, P. , Adams, P. , Powell-Griner, E. (2008). Health Characteristics of the Asian AdultInsert a description of the image here. Population: United States, 2004-2006. Hyattsville, MD: U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics.

Leong, F.T.L. (2007). Handbook of Asian American Psychology. Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Sage Publications.

HIV/AIDS Among Asians and Pacific Islanders. Atlanta, GA: Dept. of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Raminani, S. (2008). Asian-American Health. In Y. Zhang (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Global Health (Vol. 1, pp. 169-171). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. 

Cramer, D. A., Laberge, M., & Frey, R. J. (2011). Hepatitis B. In L. J. Fundukian (Ed.), Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine (4th ed., Vol. 3, pp. 2078-2083). Detroit: Gale. 


Insert a description of the image here.Wong, A.Y. (2012). Visualizing Beauty: Gender and Ideology in Modern East Asia. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press.

Glenn, E.N. (2009). Shades of Difference: Why Skin Color Matters. Stanford, Calif.: Stanford University Press.

De Jesus, M.L. (2005). Pinay Power: Peminist Critical Theory: Theorizing the Filipina/American Experience. New York: Routledge.


See the Library of Congress site on Asian-Pacific Heritage Month for additional information.