Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month 

Display of books selected from the Latin American & Caribbean Collection for Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month.

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month is observed in the United States during the month of May, and recognizes the contributions and influence of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islander Americans to the history, culture, and achievements of the United States.

Starting as early as the 16th century, Asian migration to Latin America and the Caribbean increased in the 19th century due to demand for labor. Brazil, Peru, and Mexico have some of the largest Asian populations in Latin America. Their influence can be seen in food, music, language, literature, and art.  

Explore the history of Asian Migration to Latin America and the Caribbean through resources available in LACC. 

Selected materials in the LACC

Articles (use VPN if off campus):

  • Hu-DeHart, Evelyn, and Kathleen López. “Asian Diasporas in Latin America and the Caribbean: An Historical Overview.” Afro-Hispanic Review 27, no. 1 (2008): 9–21.  

Books (available for check-out)

eBooks (use VPN if off campus): 

Browse the library catalog to find additional resources.