Daniel C. Tsang

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Distinguished Librarian, Data Librarian
Asian American Studies, Political Science, Economics,
(interim) Orange County Documents Bibliographer

B.A., University of Redlands, 1971, Government
M.A., University of Michigan, 1973, Political Science
M.L.S., University of Michigan, 1977, Library Science

Phone: (949) 824-4978
Fax: (949) 824-0605
Email: dtsang@uci.edu

University of California, Irvine
468 Langson Library
PO Box 19557
Mail Code: 8100
Irvine, CA 92623
Research Interests
Alternative media; Vietnamese and Hong Kong film; sexual politics; data management & curation
Academic Distinctions
Fulbright research scholar, Institute of Sociology, National Academy of Social Science, Hanoi, Vietnam, 2003-2004
Google Citations
Book Chapters by Tsang

"Taboo Sex Research: Thinking Outside the Box." Foreword in Censoring Sex Research: The Debate Over Male Intergenerational Relationships." Edited by Thomas K. Hubbard and Beert Verstraete. Walnut Creek, CA: Left Coast Press, 2013, vii-xv. Online open access version

"Visions of Resistance and Survival from Hong Kong Detention Camps." In: The Chinese/Vietnamese Diaspora: Revisiting the Boatpeople in Hong Kong. Edited by Yuk Wah Chan. (Routledge, 2011), [99]-115. Online version [Access licensed to UCI users]

“Taking a Stand.” In: Revolting Librarians Redux: Radical Librarians Speak Out. Edited by Katia Roberto and Jessamyn West. (McFarland, 2003), 61-65.

"Slicing Silence: Asian Progressives Come Out." In: Steve Louie and Glenn K. Omatsu, editors, Asian Americans: The Movement and the Moment (Los Angeles: UCLA Asian American Studies Press, 2001), pp. 220-239. Online open access version.

“Losing its Soul?" and "Serve the People? Challenges in Little Saigon.” In: Legacy to Liberation: Politics and Culture of Revolutionary Asian Pacific America, edited by Fred Ho. Brooklyn: Big Red Media; San Francisco: AK Press, 2000, 59-64, 217-226.

“A Re-Reading of Chinese Tongzhi History” (in Chinese); “Some Self-Reflection…” (in English and Chinese). In: A New Reader on Chinese Tongzhi, edited by John Loo. Hong Kong: Worldson Publications,1999, 327-328; 349-350.

“Beyond 'Looking for My Penis': Reflections on Asian Gay Male Video Porn.” In Porn 101: Eroticism, Pornography, and the First Amendment, edited by James E. Elias, Gwen Brewer, Vern L. Bullough, Jeffrey Douglas, Veronica Diehl Elias, and Will Jarvis. . Amherst, NY: Prometheus Press, 1999, 473-478.

“Notes on Queer ’N’ Asian Virtual Sex.” In: Asian American Sexualities: Dimensions of the Gay and Lesbian Experience, edited by Russell Leong. New York : Routledge, 1996, 153-162. Original Amerasia Journal 20/1 (1994) version. [Access licensed to UCI users.]

"Policing 'Perversions': Depo-Provera and John Money's New Sexual Order." In: Sex, Cells, and Same-sex Desire: The Biology of Sexual Preference, edited by John P. De Cecco an David Allen Parker. New York: Haworth Press, 1995, 397-426.

"Advocate for Sexual Freedom and the Alternative Press." In: Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Sandy Berman But Were Afraid to Ask, edited by Chris Dodge and Jan DeSirey. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 1995, 48-56.

"Preserving the U.S. Underground and Alternative Press of the 1960s and '70s: History, Prospects, and Microform Sources." In: Voices from the Underground, vol. 2: A Directory of Resources & Sources on the Vietnam Era Underground Press, edited by Ken Wachsberger (Mica Press, 1993), 81-128. Online open access version.

"A Look Back: David vs. Goliath at UC Irvine." In: Alternative Library Literature, 1992-1993: A Biennial Anthology, edited by Sanford Berman and James P. Danky. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland, 1994, 20-24. Original Amerasia Journal 18/1 (1992) version. [Access licensed to UCI users.]

"Breaking the Silence: The Emergence of the Lesbian and Gay Asian Press in North America." In: Bearing Dreams, Shaping Visions. Pullman, Wash.: Washington State University Press, 1993.

"Homosexuality Research Collections." In: Libraries, Erotica, Pornography, edited by Martha Cornog. Phoenix, AZ: Oryx Press, 1991, [199]-210. The book was awarded the 1992 Eli M. Oboler Memorial Award from the Intellectual Freedom Foundation Round Table of the American Library Association.

"Censorship of Lesbian and Gay Materials by Library Workers." In: Gay and Lesbian Library Service, edited by Cal Gough and Ellen Greenblatt. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 1990, 166-170.

"Alternative Mail Order Outlets." In: Alternative Publications, edited by Cathy Seitz Whitaker. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 1990, 67-79.

"Reference Service for Alternative Publications; Alternative and Small Publishers View Libraries: An Empirical Study." In: Alternative Materials in Libraries, edited by James P. Danky and Elliott Shore. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press, 1982, 67-83; [111]-121.
Articles by Tsang
"Data: Is it Grey, Maligned or Malignant?", The Grey Journal11/1 (Spring 2015), 29-40.

"Reflections on a Quest for Social Science Data in Vietnam," IASSIST Quarterly 28/1 (Spring 2004), 19-21.

"The California Digital Library: Implications for Social Science Data File Collections," IASSIST Quarterly 22/3 (Fall 1998), 9-11.

"Moral Panic over Asian Gangs." The Rice Paper 4/1 (Autumn 1983), 18-21.

"Eyes Only: The Central Intelligence Agency versus Daniel C. Tsang, CovertAction Quarterly no. 65 (Fall 1998), 60-63. With sidebar: "FBI vs. CAIB," on page 62.

"Academic Libraries and Collection Development of Nonbibliographic Machine Readable Data Files," IASSIST Quarterly 12/3 (Fall 1988), 47-55.
Home Truths from History [Hong Kong]," Far Eastern Economic Review 101/28(14 July 1978), 28-29.

"Gay Awareness, Bridge: An Asian American Perspective 3/4 (February 1975), 44-45.

Articles in OC Weekly, 1999-2003.
Biographical & Archival Information On Tsang

Lee, Susie J. "Tsang, Daniel Chuen-Tuen[sic]." Encyclopedia of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered History in America. Ed. Marc Stein. Vol. 3. Detroit: Gale, 2004. 210-211. 3 vols.

Prying eyes were watching UCI's library activist: Daniel Tsang battled the CIA for keeping a file on him, and the agency backed off., Orange County Register, Sunday, January 25, 1998, by Kimberly Kindy. [Access licensed to UCI users via NewsBank's Access World News.]

"UCI Lecturer, Mentor Out 'to Change Society'," Los Angeles Times, March 14, 1994, by David Reyes.

Daniel Tsang papers, 1970-1978, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan.

Daniel Tsang in Online Archive of California.
Exhibit Curated by Tsang

Immigrant Lives in 'The O.C.' and Beyond, UC Irvine Libraries, 2008.
Bibliographies by Tsang for UCI Chancellor's Distinguished Fellows Series

"Vicente Fox Quesada," Selective Bibliography, UC Irvine Libraries, 2009.

"Dianne M. Pinderhughes," Selective Bibliography, UC Irvine Libraries, 2009.

"John Zogby," Selective Bibliography, UC Irvine Libraries, 2009.

"Thomas C. Schelling," Selective Bibliography, UC Irvine Libraries, 2008.

"Philip Bennett," Selective Bibliography, UC Irvine Libraries, 2008.

"Seymour M. Hersh," Selective Bibliography, UC Irvine Libraries, 2007.

" Mary Robinson," Selective Bibliography, UC Irvine Libraries, 2007.

"Jagdish M. Bhagwati," Selective Bibliography, UC Irvine Libraries, [2006].

"Mary Frances Berry," Selective Bibliography, UC Irvine Libraries, [2006].

"Hans Blix," Selective Bibliography, UC Irvine Libraries, 2005.

"John Choon Yoo," Selective Bibliography, UC Irvine Libraries, 2005. [Co-compiler, with Judy F. Ruttenberg]

"Viet D. Dinh [Dinh Dong Phung Viet]," Selective Bibliography, UC Irvine Libraries, 2005.

"Janusz Reykowski," A Selective Bibliography, UC Irvine Libraries, 2003. [Co-compiler, with Julia Gelfand]

"Theodore J. Lowi," A Selective Bibliography, UC Irvine Libraries, 2002.

"Ervin Staub," A Selective Bibliography, UC Irvine Libraries, 2001.

"Angela E. Oh," A Selective Bibliography, UC Irvine Libraries, 2000. [Co-compiler, with Julia Gelfand]

Contributions by Tsang to Reference Works

"Yoneda, Elaine Black." In: Notable American Women: A Biographical Dictionary, Completing the Twentieth Century." Susan Ware, editor. Stacy Braukman, assistant editor. Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2004, 707-709.

"Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders," and "Asian American and Pacific Islander Studies." In: Encyclopedia of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender History in America, Marc Stein, editor in chief (New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 2004), 87-92 and 92-96. [Online access licensed to UCI]
Opinion Essays by Tsang

“China's First AIDS, Gay Activist,” San Jose Mercury News, Sunday, July 9, 2000, C4.
On Wan Yanhai. Online: here.

“Anarchistic Advice to LAPD,” Los Angeles Times, August 12, 2000, B9 (Home edition); B11 (Orange County edition). Online: here.

“Little Saigon Slowly Kicking the Redbaiting Habit,” Los Angeles Times, Sunday, January 31, 1999, Opinion, M6. Online: here.

“Echoes of Ann Arbor in UC's Fight with Graduate Students,” Los Angeles Times, Sunday, December 6, 1998, M6. Online: here.

"A CIA Target at Home in America
Personal Perspective," Los Angeles Times, Sunday, January 18, 1998, M1-M2. Online: here.

“A Sex-Crime Law for the Dark Ages,” Los Angeles Times, September 18, 1996, p. B9. Online: here.
This article was quoted the next day (September 19, 1996) in Libération, the Paris daily.
The essay has also appeared in: San Jose (Calif.) Mercury News, September 20, 1996, p. 6B, under the title,
"The New Dark Ages"; the Phoenix (Arizona) Gazette, September 20, 1996, p. B7, under the title,
"Castration: 'Desperate Cures' Shame Society"; the Cleveland (Ohio) Plain Dealer, September 21, 1996, p.11B, under the
title, "Drugs Won't Stop Sex Crimes"; the Albany (N.Y.) Times Union, September 23, 1996, p. A-7 under the title,
" 'Castration' Won't Stop Rape, Child Abuse"; the Casper (Wyoming) Star-Tribune on September 28, 1996, p. A8, under the
title, "A sex-crime law for the Dark Ages"; the Buffalo (N.Y.) News, September 29, 1996, p. H5, under the title, "California returns to Dark Ages"; and the Madison (Wisc.) Capital Times, October 9, 1996, p. 11A, under the title, " 'Cruel, Unusual' Border Crossed in Drive Against Sex Offenders".

“ 'Asians Are Automatically Labeled Gang Members',” Los Angeles Times, December 12, 1994, B5 (Home edition) and B9 (Orange County edition). Online: here. Reprinted in: The Columbia Documentary History of the Asian American Experience, edited by Franklin Odo, Columbia University Press, 2002.

“Is ‘Innocent Until Proven Guilty’A Lost Principle? Taking Photos of Teens and Linking Them to Gangs Because of What They're Wearing Reveals Lack of Sensitivity by Police” Los Angeles Times, August 30, 1993, B5 (Home Edition) and B9 (Orange County edition). Online: here.
Fulbright Research Scholar grant, Vietnam, 2003-2004
Professional Societies
Other Experience
Subversity Show on KUCI 1993—200_

Free Library of Philadelphia 1983—1986

Community College of Philadelphia 1982

Research Librarian
Temple University Libraries 1978—1980

Graduate Programs
Political Science

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