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A History of Chinese American Achievement

This series tells the incredible story of Chinese American achievement, from the first wave of immigrants, who left war torn China for the safe haven of California's gold fields, and stayed to pioneer the west to the entrepreneurs of the 21st century's Information Age.
The Chinese Find a New HomelandRunning Time: 0:27:00

Chinese Americans, the history of Chinese Americans and Chinese American culture as well as Chinese American heroes are presented in this first program of Chinese American Achievementt.

Chapter List
1.) 600 - Li Yan Chu Writes the First Account of a North American Exploration
00:06:13Li Yan Chu, an historian during China's Sui Dynasty, wrote about China, the Middle Kingdom, which came together as an empire during the Qin Dynasty, and China's first great explorer Hwui Shan, who came to America 1300 years before the first Chinatowns were founded on America's west coast by Cantonese speaking Chinese.
2.) 1823 - Chinese Entrepreneur Hung Tai Introduces Sugar Mills to Hawaii
00:04:13Hung Tai, a Chinese entrepreneur, brought sugar mills, to Hawaii, also known as the Hawaiian Islands.
3.) 1850 - Yee Fung Cheung Pioneers California's Gold Rush
00:08:54During the gold rush, Yee Feung Cheung, fleeing the Taiping Rebellion in China, came to the California goldfields. Which the Chinese called Gun Sam, but later practiced tradtional Chinese meicine and cured Governor Leland Stanford's wife.
4.) 1851 - Chinese Invention Revolutionizes Gold Mining
00:03:07Chinese miners revolutionized goldmining when they inveted the rocker box, also known as the Chinese rocker box.
Exclusion and AcceptanceRunning Time: 0:27:00

Chinese Americans, the history of Chinese Americans and Chinese American culture as well as Chinese American heroes are presented in this second program of Chinese American Achievementt.

Chapter List
1.) 1854 - Yung Wing Becomes the First Chinese American to Graduate From a U.S. College
00:03:42Yung Wing founded the Chinese Educational Mission, which brought Chinese students to American colleges
2.) 1854 - Chinese Six Companies Represent All Chinese in the United States
00:03:23Chinese Six Companies, also known as Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Associations, helped Chinese immigrants and Chinese businesses.
3.) 1862 - Chinese Americans Distinguish Themselves in the American Civil War
00:03:03Chinese immigrants, like Joseph Pierce, fought as soldiers during America's Civil War.
4.) 1865 - Chinese American Laborers Build the Transcontinental Railroad
00:03:53Chinese Laborers, working for the Central Pacific Railroad, owned by Leland Stanford, helped build the Transcontinental Railroad, which was finishe at Promontory Point, Utah.
5.) 1882 - Congress Passes the Chinese Exclusion Act
00:02:49The Chinese Exclusion Act impacted Chinese American Civil Rights.
6.) 1884 - Joseph and Mary Tape Successfully Challenge San Francisco Public Schools
00:04:59Joseph and Mary Tape, worked to obtain civil rights and equal rights for their children's schooling, but the Caalifornia Supreme Court rulked the children must attend a, separate but equal Chinese primary school.
Chinese Americans Spread Their WingsRunning Time: 0:28:00

Chinese Americans, the history of Chinese Americans and Chinese American culture as well as Chinese American heroes are presented in this third program of Chinese American Achievementt.

Chapter List
1.) 1886 - San Francisco's Chinese American Laundry Men Sue for Equal Rights
00:04:31Yick Wo, who owned a Chinese American laundry, sought equal rights and civil rights for Chinese American laundrymen in the Supreme Court Case Yick Wo v. Hopkins.
2.) 1887 - Doc Hay and Lung On Arrive on the Eastern Oregon Frontier
00:03:40Doc Hay and Lung On were Chinese American pioneers in Oregon, who formed the the Kam Wah Chung store, where Hay practiced Chinese Medicine.
3.) 1888 - Lue Gim Gong, Father of the Florida Citrus Industry
00:04:16Leu Gim Gong, known as the citrus wizard, was a pioneering Chinese geneticist who saved the Florida citrus industry.
4.) 1894 - Polly Bemis, an Angel in Idaho's Wilderness
00:03:29The life and times of Polly Bemis, an Idaho pioneer, are preserved by the Benedictine Sisters of St. Gertrude Monastery in Idaho.
5.) 1906 - San Francisco Earthquake's Impact on the Chinese American Community
00:07:17Chinese American's rebuilt San Francisco's Chinatown after it was destroye y the San Francisco earthquake of 1906.
A New Chinese American Identity EmergesRunning Time: 0:27:00

Chinese Americans, the history of Chinese Americans and Chinese American culture as well as Chinese American heroes are presented in this fourth program of Chinese American Achievementt.

Chapter List
1.) 1911 - U.S. Citizen Sun Yat-Sen Becomes China's First President
00:05:25Sun Yat-Sen, the first President of the Republic of China, and was the a mentor to Mao Tse Tung.
2.) 1921 - Anna May Wong, First Chinese American Female Hollywood Star
00:06:28Anna May Wong was a Chinese American actor who paved the way for other Chinese American actors such as Lucy Liu, Meg Tilly, Rosalind Chao, and The Flower Drum Song's star Nancy Kwan.
3.) 1926 - You Chung Hong Leads the Fight for Chinese American Civil Rights
00:05:51You Chung Hong, was a Chinese American lawyer who fought for civil rights, such as in Yick Wo. V. Hopkins, and to end the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882.
4.) 1935 - Eddy See Initiates Chinese American Artistic Movement
00:04:45Eddy See starte the Chinese American Artistic Movement at his Dragon's Den restaurant, by showcasing artists like Gilbert Leong and Tyrus Wong, who created the Draon mural.
Chinese Americans Enter Mainstream CultureRunning Time: 0:27:00

Chinese Americans, the history of Chinese Americans and Chinese American culture as well as Chinese American heroes are presented in this fifth program of Chinese American Achievementt.

Chapter List
1.) 1935 - Katherine Cheung, the Chinese American "Amelia Earhart"
00:04:28Katheine Cheung, known as the Chinese Amelia Earhart, was one of the first women pilots, who opened the door for others, such as Hazel Ying Lee, who flew for the WASPs, the Women Airforce Service Pilots in WWII.
2.) 1938 - Charlie Low's Forbidden City Nightclub Showcases Chinese American Performers
00:03:27Charlie Low's Forbidden City Nightclub was showcased in C.Y. Lee's Flower Drum Song
3.) 1939 - Wah Ming Chang Joins the Disney Studios
00:05:07Special effects master Wah Ming Chang, cinematographer James Wong Howe, and director Ang Lee are Chinese Americans who have opened the door for other Chinese Americans in the movie industry.
4.) 1939 - Chinese Americans Answer the Call to Defend Democracy
00:07:07During WWII, flying ace Arthur Chin, was the first Chinese American World War II, and he was followed by Francis Wai and Naval Captain Gordon Chung-Hoon, who fought at the Battle for Okinawa against Japanese Kamikazes.
5.) 1943 - Magnuson Act Repeals the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882
00:02:22The Magnuson Act, over turned Chinese Exclusion, in the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882,and was later followed by the McCarran Walter Act and the Hart Celler Act.
The Chinese American Super AchieversRunning Time: 0:29:00

Chinese Americans, the history of Chinese Americans and Chinese American culture as well as Chinese American heroes are presented in this sixth program of Chinese American Achievementt.

Chapter List
1.) 1946 - Chinese Americans Breakthrough Into U.S. Politics
00:05:57Wing F. Ong, March Fong Eu, and Hiram Leong Fong opened the door for Chinese American in politics.
2.) 1957 - Chen Ning Yang and Tsung-Dao Lee Win the Nobel Prize in Physics
00:04:21Chen Ning Yang and Tsung Dao-Lee, were the irst Chinese American physicists to win the Nobel Prize, for their work the law of conservatuion of parity in in the world of subatomic partricles in quantum mechanics.
3.) 1961 - I.M. Pei Designs Avant Garde NCAR Building in Boulder, Colorado
00:04:15I.M. Pei is the a Chinese America architect who has transformed American architecture in the 20th century.
4.) 1962 - F. Chow Chan Founds First Chinese American Bank
00:03:43F. Chow Chan founded Cathay Bank, the first Chinese American owned bank in the U.S.
5.) 1971 - Bruce Lee Brings Martial Arts Into American Culture
00:05:59Bruce Lee was a master of Martial arts and Kung Fu, whose movie Enter the Dragon, opened the door for martial art action hero actoirs such as Jackie Chan, Jet Li.
America Embraces Chinese CultureRunning Time: 0:28:00

Chinese Americans, the history of Chinese Americans and Chinese American culture as well as Chinese American heroes are presented in this seventh program of Chinese American Achievementt.

Chapter List
1.) 1974 - Miriam Lee Fights to Legalize Traditional Chinese Medicine in America
00:04:51Miriam Lee, was a a Chinese American piuoneer in Chinese Medicine and acupuncture, which helps balance the body's chi.
2.) 1975 -Kingston, Hwang, and Chang the New Wave of Chinese American Writers
00:07:06Chinese American authors Maxine Hong Kingston, who wrote The Woman Warrior, and and Iris Chang who wrote The Rape of Nanking, and playwright David Hwang, who wrote M. Butterfly, write the Chinese American story and opened the door for other Chinese American authors such as Amy Tan.
3.) 1982 - Maya Ying Lin Designs the Vietnam War Memorial
00:05:26Maya Ying Lin designe the Vietnam War Memorial.
4.) 1983 - Andrew and Peggy Cherng Found Panda Express
00:06:25Andrew Cherng and Peggy Cherng own Panda Express, which has turned traditional Chinese food into great tasting Chinese fast food, and they run the company on the same basic principles of cooperation and helping others as seen in the Chinese Six Companies
The Modern Chinese AmericanRunning Time: 0:29:00

Chinese Americans, the history of Chinese Americans and Chinese American culture as well as Chinese American heroes are presented in this eighth program of Chinese American Achievementt.

Chapter List
1.) 1989 - Amy Tan Writes The Joy Luck Club
00:03:39Amy Tan, author of The Joy Luck Club, is an American novelist writing about her Chinese culture.
2.) 1989 - Chinese Americans Excel at Sports
00:03:14Sports star Michael Chang, who won the French Open, led the way for other Chinese American athletes like Michelle Kwan, Norm Chow and Tiger Woods.
3.) 1991 - John Sie Founds Cable Powerhouse Starz Encore
00:05:57John Sie, a protégé of Cable TV's John Malone, created Starz Encore, andf showed how Chinese Americans can run business.
4.) 1994 - Jerry Yang Co-founds Yahoo!
00:03:42Jerry Yang, founder of Yahoo!, showed how to monetize the Internet, which later led to DotCom, businesses and to Steve Chen founding You Tube.
5.) 1996 - Time Magazine's Man of the Year is AIDS Researcher David Ho
00:02:39AIDS researcher David Ho, has made significant advances on HIV/AIDS, with his HAART regimen to slow down the progress of HIV.
6.) 2004 - Astronaut Dr. Leroy Chiao Votes From Space in the Presidential Election
00:01:59Leroy Chiao is an astronaut for NASA.
7.) 2009 - Yo-Yo Ma Performs at Barack Obama's Inauguration
00:02:30Cellist Yo-Yo Ma has won 15 grammays and currently plays the cello with his Silk Road Ensemble.
Series SKUHCA
Video Programs8
SubjectsHistory, American History, Social Studies, Asian Studies, Minority Achievement
Supplemental Files8
Released2009
Produced By Ambrose Video Publishing Inc./Centre Communications
Copyright ©2009 Ambrose Video Publishing Inc./Centre Communications
Grade Levels10th Grade through Post Secondary
Blackline Master Quizzes for A History of Chinese American Achievement in the United States
Chinese American Timeline
Chinese Exclusion Act May 6
Gallery of Images for Chinese American Achievement
Teachers Guide for A History of Chinese American Achievement.pdf
The Geary Act of 1892
The Magnuson Act 1943 - The Chinese Exclusion Repeal Act
MARC Records for HCA
MARC records for the Full Series HCA, A History of Chinese American Achievement
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