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Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies: Media

Resources to explore Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies. Take your time exploring and feel free to reach out with any questions!



Media can range from film, music, photography and more. Through the UC Berkeley Libraries, you can access audiovisual media related to Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies.

For information, visit the Video Streaming and Clipping for Instructors and Students Library Guide

Media Databases

Kanopy has many films and documentaries related to Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies. Search "Asian American" or browse by subject. Relevant subjects include Documentaries -> Ethnicity & Identity and Social Sciences -> Race & Class Studies. Set up Library Proxy Server to be able to view at home and use the "Create Clip/Playlist" button in the video to create clips that you can screen in your classroom. 

Oral History

About the Oral History Center at UC Berkeley

"Oral history dates to the beginnings of the University of California. Hubert Howe Bancroft conducted interviews in the 1860s in support of his 39-volume history of the West. In 1954, the Regional Oral History Office was established to conduct interviews with leading citizens of the West. In 2014 we became the Oral History Center of The Bancroft Library. Over the decades, we have conducted 4,000 interviews on almost every topic imaginable. The vast majority of these interviews have been transcribed and made available online."

Oral history series related to Ethnic Studies:

Listing of oral histories by subject area; see especially Community History and Social Movements

Media Resources Center: DVDs and Non Print Media

The Media Resources Center (MRC) is the UC Berkeley Library's primary collection of materials in audio and visual formats, including DVDs, videocassettes, streamed audio and video, compact audio discs, and audiocassettes.

How to Cite Media

You can also find non-print media of all types in UC Library Search; search by keywords, author, subject, title, etc. and pull down the "Entire Collection" menu to the type of resource you want (maps, films, etc.)

All Media Resources Center materials must be used on-site.

Asian American Media

Selected Asian American Studies Films