The 1970s and '80s are recalled. Included: a movement to legalize traditional Chinese medicine in America; a new wave of Chinese-American writers; the Panda Express restaurant chain. Also: Maya Lin's design of the Vietnam War Memorial.
1940s-1970s. Included: physicists Chen Ning Yang and Tsung-Dao Lee win a Nobel Prize in 1957; architect I.M. Pei designs the NCAR Building in Boulder, Colo., in 1961; F. Chow Chan founds the first Chinese-American bank in 1962; Bruce Lee brings martial arts into mainstream American culture in 1971.
The 1930s through the mid-1940s. Included: aviation pioneer Katherine Cheung; artist-designer Wah Ming Chang, who joined Disney Studios in 1939. Also: the role of Chinese-Americans in the war effort; the 1943 repeal of the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882.
The early 20th century is recounted. Included: Sun Yat-sen, a U.S. citizen, becomes China's first president in 1911; in 1921, Anna May Wong becomes the first Chinese-American female Hollywood star. Also: You Chung Hong's civil-rights campaign in 1926.
The years 1886-1906 are covered. Included: an 1886 Supreme Court decision that ruled the Fourteenth Amendment's equal protection clause applied to Chinese-Americans. Also: the 1906 San Francisco earthquake.
The latter half of the 1800s is covered. Included: Yung Wing, who in 1854 became the first Chinese-American to graduate from a U.S. college. Also: the American Civil War; the transcontinental railroad; the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882.
This Chinese-American history series begins in the year 600 with an account of a Chinese expedition to North America. Also: the introduction of sugar mills to Hawaii in 1823; the California Gold Rush in the 1850s.