For nearly 200 years, Chinese in America have made great sacrifices, overcome seemingly insurmountable challenges, and served a critical role in our country’s success. From hardship and perseverance to ingenuity and leadership, the Chinese American experience is a story about American resilience and fortitude.
Today, Chinese Americans, ranging from the most recent citizens to fifth generation families, represent a full spectrum of professions, industries, arts and culture, government, and military service. No story is the same. Each is part of a rich history of tragedy and triumph that features the accomplishments of both prominent and lesser-known Chinese Americans … from everyday citizens to titans of industry.