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This long-awaited reference provides comprehensive biographical information on this fast-growing minority group. You'll find biographical data, career information and addresses for notable contemporary Asian Americans in all fields of endeavor. Included are Americans who trace their heritage to China, Japan, Korea, the Philippines, the Pacific Islands and the countries of Southeast Asia and the Indian Subcontinent. The nearly 6,000 listees were selected on the basis of prominence in their fields or considerable civic responsibility. Indexes include occupation, geographic and ethnic/cultural heritage. An obituary section and guest foreword are included.