Between 1966 and 2007, there were forty-four mass murder incidents across schools and universities in the United States. Three of those incidents involved Asian American school shooters. By using newspapers and government reports about the incidents, this paper examines the patterns of weapon acquisition, weapon deployment, and tactical deployment strategies of the three Asian American school shooters. The role of the mass media as sources of identification fantasies, legitimacy, and ideational structures for the planned attacks are considered. The meaning of being an Asian American and an Asian American school shooter in the United States are discussed.
Professor Anthony B. Chan, PhD in Chinese history from YorkUniversity is noted for the following books: Arming the Chinese (1982), GoldMountain (1982), and the biographies of Hong Kong Billionaire, Li Ka-shing (1996) and Chinese American movie icon, Perpetually Cool: The Many Lives of Anna May Wong (2007). He has directed, produced, and/or anchored more than 100 films in Canada (CBC), Hong Kong (TVB) and the United States (Sun Riders Production); many are now available on the YouTubechannel Comm2230U. Tony also worked for CBC television news as a street reporter. He is now a Professor of Communication at the University Of Ontario Institute Of Technology.
Dr. Phillip C. Shonis an Associate Professor of Criminology at the University Of Ontario Institute Of Technology.He holds a bachelor’s degree in philosophy, a master’s degree in linguistics, and a Ph.D. in criminal justice. His research examines the sociolinguistic organization of police-citizen encounters and nineteenth-century American parricides. His works have appeared in journals such as International Roundtable for the Semiotics of Law, International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, Critical Criminology, Discourse & Society, and Journal for the Psychoanalysis of Culture and Society.
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