The Chinese in American History


Afong Moy is believed to be the first Chinese woman to arrive in America, in 1834. She became a national sensation.

Mayling Soong was an American-educated Chinese woman who spoke English with a Southern accent. She’s better known as Madame Chiang Kai-shek. (My father met her when he was stationed in China during World War II.)

Bruce Lee only made a few Hollywood movies, but he’s an iconic figure in American pop culture. Why?

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