Zines are self-published literature containing original and appropriated content that are reproduced by conventional printing such as Xeroxing or Risograph duplication or by artful methods such as letterpress or silk-screening. Available for download are electronic versions of the zines published by the Chinese American Museum.

Zine – Don’t Believe the Hype: Asian Americans in Hip Hop, published August 23, 2018

Published in conjunction with the exhibition Don’t Believe the Hype: LA Asian Americans in Hip Hop, the zine includes essays, interviews with artist SWANK and Daryl Chou (Firecracker co-founder / producer), a timeline of Asian American MCs and DJs, educational activities, and commissioned illustrations by Brenda Chi, Kenny Kong, Lorna Xu, and Andy Yoon. Zine team includes Ninochka McTaggart (co-curator), CAM staff: Kenneth Chan, Janelle Sanglang, and Hannah Yang (zine coordinator & design), and Getty MUI intern Emily Gao. Download the zine here.


Zine – Roots: Asian American Movements in Los Angeles, published January 19, 2017

Published in conjunction with the exhibition Roots: Asian American Movements 1968-80s. Compiled by Getty MUI intern Pamela Ng. Download the zine here.


If you would like a physical copy of the above zines, please contact awest@camla.org and consider making a donation of $8, which helps cover the cost of the initial production, shipping, and future reprinting. Donate via Paypal here.