I am in the process of planning a one-semester survey course on Asian American history for a Boston-area community college and am trying to design the course with a world history perspective in mind. Towards this end, I am looking for resources—including podcasts, films, and other supplementary media but also books, maps, and primary source sets—that engage with the global circulation of Asian laborers in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. To be clear, despite the course title, these resources need not have any clear relationship with the US. My intention is to explore each thematic unit through regional and global connections, locating Asian American stories in integrated, multi-scalar histories. I am mostly set with my other units but would like to flesh out my unit on labor migrations a bit more.
Any resources which my students could potentially use, or indeed any resources which could help me to develop my own course materials would be extremely helpful. Anything you can offer would be much appreciated!