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Chinese American History

Chinese American & other Asian American Organizations

Magazines and Ezines

Books
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation
Central Pacific Railroad Photographic History
Ancestors in the Americas (PBS video series)
Coming to New York: Chinatown's History in Photos
Chinese Exclusion Treaty, 1880 and Chinese Exclusion Act, 1882 (PBS)
Chinese Historical and Cultural Project
Chronology of Asian American History
Interactive Chinese American History
The History of San Francisco's Chinatown
Art & Literature
Asian Art Museum of San Francisco
Asian American Writers' Workshop
Asia Society
Chinese American Museum in Los Angeles

Organizations
Asian American Net
Chinese American Citizens Alliance National Organization
Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco
The Chinese Historical Society of America
Hamiliton-Madison House
Museum of Chinese in Americas (MoCA)

Chinese-American Planning Council, Inc.
65-69 Lispenard St.,
2/F, NY 10013
T: (212) 941-0920
F: (212) 966-8581

Chinatown Manpower Project, Inc.
70 Mulberry Street,
NY 10013-4499
T: (212) 571-1690
F: (212) 571-1686

Museum of Chinese in Americas (MoCA)
70 Mulberry Street, 2nd Floor
NY 10013-4499
T: (212) 619-4785
F: (212) 619-4720

Magazines
A. Magazine
Giant Robot
Monolids
Yolk Magazine

Ezines
All Look Same
Asian Avenue
Asian Nation
Asian Week
Asian Wired
Chinasprout
DHKY
Generation Rice
Giant Robot
Model Minority: A Guide to Asian American Empowerment
mimi-uu
Rice Bowl Journals
shei mag
suture
Those Brown Eyes
Yolk
For Younger Students Nonfiction
Red Eggs and Dragon Boats: Celebrating Chinese Festivals
Stepanchuk, Carol
Berkeley, CA: Pacific View Press, 1994.
An introduction to four major Chinese festivals, a Chinese birthday celebration and other customs. It includes stories, holiday recipes and illustrations.

Junior High/Middle School Students Nonfiction
Everything You Need to Know about Asian-American History and Culture
Cao, Lan and Himilce Novas
New York: Plume, 1996.
Get a complete understanding of the traditions and ideas that people of Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, Indian, Hmong, SE Asians and Pacific Island descent and how they contributed to American life.

Growing Up Asian American: An Anthology
Hong, Maria, ed.,
New York: W. Morrow, 1993.
Stories and essays on the Asian American experience. Thirty-two eloquent stories and essays by today's Asian American writers, including Amy Tan, Maxine Hong Kingston, and Gus Lee, share their thoughts and feelings on growing up in a culture not their own.

Quilted Landscapes: Conversations with Young Immigrants
Strom, Yale
New York: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 1996.
Twenty-six young students who have recently immigrated to the US talk about coping with language barriers, prejudice and alienation.

Older Students, Adults and Teachers Nonfiction
Entry Denied: Exclusion and the Chinese Community in America, 1882-1943
Chan, Sucheng, ed.,
Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1991.

The Chinese of America
Chen, Jack
San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1980.

Soulstealers: The Chinese Sorcery Scare of 1768
Kuhn, Philip A.
Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1990.
The history behind the Chinese men¹s queues (braids worn by Manchu decree).

The Accidental Asian: Notes of a Native Speaker
Lui, Eric
New York: Vintage Books; A Division of Random House, Inc.,1998.

The Chinese Laundryman: A Study of Social Isolation
Siu, Paul C.P.
New York: New York University Press, 1987.

Mooncakes and Hungry Ghosts: Festivals of China
Stepanchuk, Carol, and Charles Wong
San Francisco: China Books & Periodicals, 1991.
Explore the food, costumes, customs, song-and-dance performances, and symbolism important in Chinese festivals.

Your Chinese Roots: The Overseas Chinese Story
Tan, Thomas Tsu-wee
Union City, CA: Times Books International, 1986.
This book looks at early Chinese American history and the development of Chinatowns around the world.

The Chinese Experience in America
Tsai, S. H.
Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1986.
The 19th century immigration experience, the development of early Chinese communities, American exclusion and the Chinese community in the post World War II era and today are all discussed.