Biography people in the News. Recent Deaths. World Rulers. Presidents. Vice Presidents. notableasianamerican Poets and Writers. notable asian-american Poets and Writers http://www.infoplease.com/people.html
Asian American Heritage This page presents ten notable Asian Americans who have contributed to American history and heritage. Short biographies and links to further information are provided. made history designing an American landmark. As athletes, politicians ten of our country's most accomplished Asian Americans. the lives of young people through education programs and http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/asian-american/notables.htm
Extractions: Duke Kahanamoku came to be known as the father of international surfing, but the Hawaiian native made his first splash as a swimmer at the 1912 Olympics in Stockholm, Sweden. Born in Honolulu in 1890, Kahanamoku struck gold by setting a world record in the 100-meter free-style and earned a silver medal in the 200-meter relay. He won two more golds at the 1920 Antwerp Olympics, a silver at the 1924 Paris Olympics, and a bronze at the 1932 Los Angeles Olympics. Kahanamoku's swimming and surfing talents caught the attention of Hollywood, and over the course of nine years, he appeared in nearly 30 movies. Kahanamoku went on to serve as sheriff for the City and County of Honolulu for 26 years. When the legendary swimmer and surfer died at the age of 77, he was remembered for his athletic talent and sportsmanship. To find our more about Duke Kahanamoku, go to the Outrigger Duke Kahanamoku Foundation Return to top A True Lifesaver Dr. Feng Shan Ho single-handedly saved thousands of Austrian Jews during the Holocaust. When Dr. Ho arrived in Vienna in 1937 as a Chinese diplomat, Austria had the third largest Jewish community in Europe. Just one year later, however, the Nazis took over Austria and began persecuting Jews. Although they tried to flee, Austrian Jews had nowhere to go because most of the world's nations would not accept Jewish refugees. Against all odds, many would survive thanks to Dr. Ho. As Chinese General Consul in Vienna, he went against his boss' orders and began issuing Jews visas to Shanghai, China. These lifesaving documents allowed thousands of Jews to leave Austria and escape death. After 40 years of diplomatic service that included ambassadorships to Egypt, Mexico, Bolivia, and Colombia, Dr. Ho retired to San Francisco, California. At age 89, he published his memoirs, "Forty Years of My Diplomatic Life." Dr. Ho died in 1997, an unknown hero of World War II.
Extractions: skip to main navigation Articles A-Z Humanities and Area Studies Engineering Social Sciences Interdisciplinary Government Numeric Data Archive of Recorded Sound Biology (Falconer) Bing Wing Business (Jackson) Eng.(Swain) Earth Sciences (Branner) East Asia Education (Cubberley) Engineering Government Docs. (Jonsson) Green Library Hoover Institution Information Center Lane Reading Room Law (Crown) Map Collections Marine Biology (Miller) Sciences Media and Microtext Medical (Lane) Meyer Music Physics Special Collections Social Science Social Science Resource Center Stanford Auxiliary Library SLAC Library How Do I Find? Research Quick Start Guides Any Topic Guide for PWR students ... RESEARCH QUICK START GUIDES Encyclopedias Bibliographies Indexes Biographical Sources ... Internet Resources Stanford University Libraries contains many titles on the historical and contemporary experience of Asian Americans, making it an excellent place for students conducting research in this area. Because of the interdisciplinary nature of Asian American Studies, relevant titles are often dispersed throughout the general collection depending upon subject matter. Use Socrates , Stanford's online catalog, to locate books and other materials. Use the library's
Asian American Heritage article? Have students write biographies of some of the people who arenot in the article and create a notable Asian American booklet. http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/asian-american/tguide.htm
Extractions: Asian American History PROJECT DESCRIPTION America has been called both a melting pot and a tossed salad because of its history of immigration and assimilation. However, not all immigration groups were quickly or easily accepted into the American way of life. Asians were one of the groups that found it hard to come to the United States, and once they had immigrated, found their lives restricted in ways that other immigrant groups did not encounter. In spite of these obstacles, Asian Americans have contributed in many ways to our nation's history and continue to be one of the largest new immigrant groups today. To learn more about the history and culture of these Asian Americans, Scholastic.com presents Asian American Heritage. This online activity introduces different stories and activities to students and reinforces that Asian Americans have diverse cultural backgrounds. This activity celebrates those differences especially during Asian Pacific American Heritage Month in May. Return to top of page LEARNING OBJECTIVES Scholastic's Online Activities are designed to support the teaching of standards-based skills. While participating in the Asian American Heritage project, students will:
Asian-American Female Celebrities are some links to notable asianamerican female celebrities that have shaped asian-americanculture today Buzz Magazine s 100 coolest people in LA http://chineseculture.about.com/od/femalecelebrities/
Extractions: zJs=10 zJs=11 zJs=12 zJs=13 zc(5,'jsc',zJs,9999999,'') About China Online Asian American Female Celebrities Home Essentials Chinese Names Chinese Characters ... Daily News zau(256,152,145,'gob','http://z.about.com/5/ad/go.htm?gs='+gs,''); Arts Chinese Language Entertainment Geography ... Help zau(256,138,125,'el','http://z.about.com/0/ip/417/0.htm','');w(xb+xb); Subscribe to the About China Online newsletter. Search China Online Here are some links to notable Asian-American female celebrities that have shaped Asian-American culture today and influenced countless others. Alphabetical Recent Up a category Amy Hill A Japanese-American comedic actress and writer. She was nominated as one of Buzz Magazine's 100 coolest people in L.A. She has also been on TV and movies. Amy Tan This fan page has a complete bibliography and biography of this influential Chinese-American author who really brought Asian-American issues to the forefront with her novels. Angela Perez Baraquio The first Asian-American winner of the title of Miss America, who was chosen in October 2000. Read more about this extraordinary Filipina-American woman from Hawaii. Ann Curry Here's a quick bio on this influential news anchor for the Today show. Connie Chung has described her as this generation's Walter Cronkite. As the daughter of a Japanese mother and a Caucasian father, she has overcome racial barriers and succeeded in the male dominated news world.
Celebrities Biographical Dictionary containsinformation on 19,000 notable people from ancient Birthnames of famous people from media and asianamerican Celebrity Webpage. http://demo.focalmedia.net/tseekdemo/Entertainment/Celebrities/
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The Chronicle: Colloquy: Responses be beneficial to take note of recent comments by two notable people Senator K Collegeon 10/12/98, entitled Reflections on asianamerican Politics ; stated http://chronicle.com/colloquy/99/holocaust/05.htm
Extractions: "For the mind and the passion of Hitlerall the aberrations that possessed his feverish brainhad roots that lay deep in German experience and thought. Nazism and the Third Reich, in fact, were but a logical continuation of German history."; so says William L. Shirer, journalist and author of the 1959 publication, The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich. I have not read or reviewedand I willProfessor Novick's The Holocaust in American Life, but I will venture to say that his premise is that information about the Holocaust is not presentedor conveniently forgottento Americans in the context in which it occurred. Within all cultures or nations and throughout history, there have always been select groups within those nations, states, tribes or clans that wish ill. Prior to W.W.II, Germany had been involved in genocidal policies: it's role along with Italy (while the U.S., United Kingdom, and France conveniently looked the other way) in assisting Franco in the Spanish Civil War; the "Vernichtungsbefehl" (extermination order) rendered by General von Trotha, under the reign of Kaiser Wilhelm II, against the Africans of Southwest Africa (Namibia)the Herero; and Germany's role in the Chinese Boxer Rebellion. There is also a lack of appreciation of the meticulous and methodical (13 years, 1920-33) rise to power of Hitler and his cronies, aided byand without their help never would have succeededthe German army, bankers, and industrialists. The bankers and industrialists were noticeably absent form the dockets of Nuremburg.
Asian American Links publication provides a medium in which people of all The site features notable booksand authors as Roth Publishing Asian and asianamerican Poets A humble http://www.askasia.org/navigation/Links/AsAm.htm
Extractions: The Asian American Arts Aliance is a New York-based organization dedicated to "increasing the support, recognition and appreciation of Asian American Arts." The site includes a summary of their history, a calendar of local events in various artistic pursuits, and information on its programs and services. Asian American Rising
Custom.htm The asianamerican Encyclopedia (1995), 973.0495003 As42 1995. Year-by-year listingof news headlines, economic figures, deaths of notable people, popular ads http://gateway.library.uiuc.edu/ugl/reference/subj/history.htm
Extractions: compiled by Jon Ritterbush (2/98) Title Notes Call Number The Oxford Companion to Archaeology (1996) Dictionary of archaeology terms, summaries of research about ancient civilizations. 930.103 Ox2 cop. 3 Civilization of the Ancient Mediterranean: Greece and Rome (1988) Detailed text description of history, government, technology, religion, arts in Greek and Roman culture. Q.938 C499 v.1-3 Western Europe (1996) Fair historical background of Western European nations. Excellent overview of current political, economic, and social conditions. Updated annually. Who's Who in the Middle Ages (1970) Provides brief biographies of key figures from the Middle Ages (c. 476-1500 A.D.) 940.1 F49w cop.2 World War II Almanac, 1931-1945 (1981) Day-by-day account of the political and military maneuvers that led up to and occurred during the war. Tables in back detailing casualties, troop strength, and bibliography. Alphabetical-arrangement, gives brief description of the people, engagements, and other subjects related to the war.
Interview Ret.) has enjoyed a career of notable accomplishment, one Jerry Brown, Kawaichiwas the first asianamerican Judge in of his desire to help people and his http://ceb.ucop.edu/newsletterv7/interview_2.htm
Ethnic Studies Research Guide Chronology of AfricanAmerican History Significant Events and people from 1619 tothe Present notable Black American Women, Ref. The asian-american Almanac, Ref http://www.ll.georgetown.edu/lib/guides/ethnic.html
Extractions: Introduction Treatises Journal Indexes Web Sites ... Bibliographies This research guide focuses on the sources you may find useful in researching issues in Ethnic Studies. This guide is not a comprehensive list of research materials, but it will give you an overview of the sources you should consider as you plan your research, as well as some starting places for different materials. Planning an effective research strategy will be essential to the success of your paper since many of the familiar legal research tools, such as annotated codes, legal encyclopedias and West key numbers will not provide access to the best research materials for these issues. Your research will be highly interdisciplinary in nature and may lead you to materials in social sciences, economics, sociology, history and public policy, as well as law. Empirical data, such as income, population and/or immigration statistics may be relevant to your research and analysis. The web sites listed in this guide under "Journal Abstracts and Indexes"
Extractions: The titles on this select bibliography are located in the reference collection of KSU Libraries' DOW Multicultural Resource Center (DOWMRC) on Hale Library's third floor. In support of KSU's American Ethnic Studies Program, the DOWMRC's reference collection emphasizes works on African Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Native Americans. General reference works on diversity and ethnicity are also included. Census, Demographic, Socioeconomic Data Ethnicity Issues and Race Relations Immigration/Migration History and Data African Americans ... Native Americans Atlas of American Diversity National Cultures of the World: A Statistical Reference Big Book of Minority Opportunities: The Directory of Special Programs for Minority Group Members Dictionary of Multicultural Education Dictionary of Race and Ethnic Relations Encyclopedia of World Cultures Ethnic Groups Worldwide: A Ready Reference Handbook Ethnic Relations: A Cross-Cultural Encyclopedia Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America Harvard Encyclopedia of American Ethnic Groups The Historical Encyclopedia of World Slavery A Historical Guide to World Slavery The Multicultural Student's Guide to Colleges: What Every African-American, Asian American, Hispanic, and Native American Applicant Needs to Know about America's Top Schools
Eagle The Making Of An Asian-American President Information on asianamerican governors is from the National vice-presidential debateswere also notable for Bob debate, more than 80 million people, or almost http://www.newsaic.com/fnceaglenotes.html
Extractions: Story and art by Kaiji Kawaguchi. Published by Viz Comics. What is this comic about? : Senator Kenneth Yamaoka (D-New York) is running for the United States presidency in a campaign that is reminiscent of the 2000 elections (he faces someone very much like Al Gore for the Democratic primary and someone reminiscent of Sen. John Glenn and Sen. John McCain in the general election). He is accompanied by Takashi Jo, a small-time reporter from Japan who now has the biggest story of the year and a big secret : he is Senator Yamaoka's illegitimate son. Recommended Reading : Eagle was published by Viz Comics in about 20 volumes that have been collected into five large editions. For more information, go to Viz.com Topics Asian-Americans in Congress Asian-Americans in Congress (last updated January 1, 2003) ( back to top In the world of the Eagle manga, presidential candidate Kenneth Yamaoka is a two-term Democratic senator from the State of New York. In reality, there have been only five Asian-American Senators in the history of the Senate, and all five have represented either Hawaii or California, states with concentrations of Asian-Americans more than twice that of the national average. The only two Asian-American senators currently in Congress are both Democrats from Hawaii : Senator Daniel Akaka and Senator Daniel Inouye. Inouye has served in the Congress since Hawaii became a state in 1959; he first served in the House and then began serving in the Senate in 1963.
Asian-American Identity Problems [laze.net] finds this to be especially detrimental to asianamerican s identities people I vetalked to in the various parts The most notable reason for this is that most http://www.laze.net/papers/asianamident.shtml
Extractions: Asian Civilization I While Asian-Americans have a very rich culture, often they suffer from problems of identity crises, as do many in this country. Should one maintain a sense of family history? Or is it better to try to blend in and assimilate with the rest of America? This is a problems many minorities, in general, face, but Asian-Americans seem to have a particular presence in this problem. There are countless reasons as to why this could be. This paper will explore specific problems among Asian-Americans trying to find an identity as well as possible reasons and solutions for this problem. The information from this paper comes from books containing oral histories, statistical books, and personal interviews, as well as a smattering of hypothesizing and author's contemplation on the subject. From the very point in the mid-19th century that Chinese people began to come to the United States, there was a general distaste for these foreigners. Stereotypes surrounded them and while having their supporters, many people made it publically known their views on Chinese immigrants. An 1873 editorial in the magazine The Elevator shows the ignorant hostility being vented: This disturbing train of thought suffers from what many racist rationalizations do: poorly thought out arguments. The most notable one in this particular editorial is the reference to Chinese as "pagans in religion." This is ironic because while many Chinese of the time did not subscribe to Christianity, their primary religion was Buddhism, a clearly monotheistic religion. A pagan, as defined by the Miriam-Webster dictionary, is a "follower of a polytheistic religion."
Extractions: Nam issues a call to action of sorts in this anthology of essays by young Asian American women. The contributors, from China, Hawaii, Laos, Vietnam, and even India, range in age from 13 to nearly 40, but they are alike in their hope to rediscover their roots and connect with others like themselves. Many feel disaffected, ignored, and denied in Eurocentric culturecaught between two worlds because of their skin, their language, their parents, their feelings about beauty and food, and even their silence. As might be expected, the quality of the selections varies. Some are much smoother than others, and the chapter introductions, by Nam, are at times too long. Still, readersAsian Americans in particular and other readers in generalwho have felt the pain of being outsiders will be swept along by the authors' sincerity and their efforts to use writing to clarify who they are. Stephanie Zvirin
Asian-American for all things regarding people of Asian agencies, media resources, and notable personsin Chinese American History Timeline An asianamerican Studies class http://www.uchastings.edu/wingate/asian-am.htm
Extractions: ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN SPECIFIC LINKS AND MATERIALS National Asian Pacific American Consortium This organization has several areas of focus including Affirmative Action, Anti-Asian Violence, Immigration, Welfare Reform, and Language Rights. The site contains numerous reports, an excellent links page, and recent news releases. National Asian Pacific Bar Association This organization is the national association of Asian Pacific American attorneys, judges, law professors, and law students. The site contains some articles from the organization's newsletter and a good links page. National Asian Pacific American Law Student Association The Association was founded in 1981 and is the first and oldest national Asian Pacific American law organization. The site includes contact information for the groups local chapters and information about its moot court competition. This group, formed in 1974, was the first legal rights organization on the East Coast serving Asian-Americans. The site includes brief statements on civil rights issues such as affirmative action, anti-Asian violence, economic justice, and police brutality and advice on ways for individuals to address them. The site also contains press releases. The Forum is a national advocacy organization dedicated to promoting policy, program, and research efforts for the improvement of the improvement of the health status of all Asian-American and Pacific Islander communities. The site includes policy updates on various pieces of pending legislation, policy reports, newsletters, fact sheets, and bibliographies.
Recommended Asian American Web Sites developed and marketed to Asian Americans in the US. notable other resources are also unrelated to specifically Asian American issues, cultures, or people. Following links under http://www.public.iastate.edu/~savega/asian_am.htm
Extractions: Recommended Asian American Websites Home African American American Indian Asian American ... Library Research Guides This list includes selected Asian American web resources useful for academic research and information purposes. (If you are doing library research, please see my Asian American Studies Library Research Guide also.) Only Web sites that are reflective of Asian American realities were considered; sites that are exclusively Asian in origin or focus are only rarely included. Recommended Web sites listed below were evaluated for breadth, perceived authority, stability, usefulness, and accuracy. Web index sites, clearinghouses, directories (all sites that gather or point to resources elsewhere), and e-journals and electronic news (publications, newspapers, and news programs that include actual content, as opposed to just tables of contents or subscription information) are the focus. Another section reviews a number of new commercial Asian American portals and commercial subject directories now being developed and marketed to Asian Americans in the US.
Ming-na Wen 1/3 | Asian American Personalities | GoldSea Funloving Gal Chick Ming-na Wen Asian American Personalities GoldSea has quickly placed her among the league of notable Asian actresses. to her popularity. people discussing Wayne Wang's first real Asian American mainstream breakthrough are http://goldsea.com/Personalities/Wenmingna/wenmingna.html
Extractions: PAGE 1 OF 3 omeone inside Larry Parker's Diner has just cranked up the bass, causing spoons to shimmy and plates to buzz under what have quickly become Mexican "jumping-bean" nachos. Video screens spash the '50s-style decor with provocative images through a dizzying spin of parfait-colored disco lights, while harried waiters balance temperaments with entrees.
Asian Indian American Writers And Authors notable Asian American Writers. This page is dedicated to my favorite gifted Indian writers we are a multicultural, multilingual people who hold different worldviews and divergent http://www.geocities.com/Colosseum/Park/9801/writers.html
Extractions: Paul Brand,m.d. A world renowned surgeon born in India. An author of my favorite book- "Pain: The Gift Nobody wants". Dinesh D'Souza Born in Bombay India. The controversial and sensational young author of "Illiberal Education: The Politics of Race and Sex on Campus" among many others. Gita Mehta Born in Southern India. A multi-taltented journalist, documentary filmmaker, promoter of the Indian Experience, and writer in every sense of the word. Ved Mehta An author without sight was born in the British Colonial India, in the town of Lahore. One of the most widely read and respected writers in the English language. Bharati Mukherjee A novelist/writer was born in Calcutta. An Indian immigrant married to a Canadian is the author of more than a dozen of novels and short stories, many of which are drawn from her own experiences as an immigrant. Vikram Seth Born in Calcutta, but spent much of his early childhood in London. An acclaimed poet and author of one of the longest English-language novels"A Suitable Boy".