Cultural Writing. Asian Studies. Magazine. This issue of the AMERASIA JOURNAL, titled "Transculturations and Power", includes articles on Historical Transculturations ("Peoples of Asian Descent in the Americas: Theoretical Implications of Race and Politics", "Huagong and Huashang: The Chinese as Laborers and Merchants in Latin America and the Caribbean"), Asian/Pan-American Dialogues ("Culture, Power and Truth: A Virtual Interview with Renato Rosaldo") and Transnational Communities and Contemporary Implications ("Cultural Citizenship of Diasporic Chinese in Panama", "Performing Tricksters: Karen Tei Yamashita and Guillermo Gomez-Pena"). Selected Bibliography of Asians in Latin America. Book Reviews of "The Karma of Brown Folk," by Vijay Prashad, "The Deathly Embrace: Orientalism and Asian American Identity," by Sheng-mei Ma, "Closing the Gate: Race, Politics, and the Chinese Exclusion Act," by Andrew Gyory and others. Perfectbound.