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Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies

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 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.

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. 

Asian American Media

Selected Asian American Studies Films