You can start a journal article search with the Journal of Asian American Studies
These databases can also help:
Asian Americans have lived in the South since the 1700s, perhaps even earlier. Filipino sailors settled in Louisiana in the 1760s, creating towns like Manila Village in the bayous (Mabuhay Pilipino!). These early settlements marked the beginning of a process of immigration that saw people from many Asian countries migrate to the Southern states. The resources on this page can help you research Asian American history and culture in the South.
Starting Your Research:
Asian Americans in the South--a good article about the impact Asian-Americans are having on the region's politics.
Asian Immigrants in the South (Chapter in Google Book, page 100)
You can listen to accounts of Vietnamese people who fled their native country during and after the Vietnam War and came to the American Southeast on this site:
(Scroll down to "Vietnamese Americans of the Mississippi Gulf Coast Oral History Project featured with Smithsonian Journey Stories Traveling Exhibit")