Chinese American Heroes Archive

  • 1906 Earthquake

    Significant Dates in Asian/Chinese American History – 3

    Chinese American Heroes presents this series of significant dates in Asian American and Chinese American history in celebration of the start of 2012. This is by no means a comprehensive list of events due to our limited time and resources for research. For the same […]

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  • Chinese Massacre of 1871

    Significant Dates in Asian and Chinese American History

    Chinese American Heroes presents this series of significant dates in Asian American and Chinese American history in celebration of the start of 2012.  This is by no means a comprehensive list of events due to our limited time and resources for research.  For the same […]

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  • Although the Gold Rush began in earnest in 1849, large groups of Chinese miners did not arrive in California until 1852.

    Significant Dates in Asian American/Chinese American History

    Chinese American Heroes presents this series of significant dates in Asian American and Chinese American history in celebration of the start of 2012.  This is by no means a comprehensive list of events due to our limited time and resources for research.  For the same […]

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  • Major Kurt Chew-Een Lee

    A Short History About Chinese American Military Veterans

    The stories of the many Chinese Americans veterans who have served in the American military from the Civil War until the present has been completely forgotten or ignored.  This is even more deplorable as they serve as a counter to the accusations and negative stereotypes […]

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  • Zhe "Zack" Zheng

    Remembering the Chinese American Heroes of 9/11

    by Michael Kwan and Philip Chin, San Francisco It’s been ten years since September 11, 2001, when more than 3,000 innocent civilians perished. We would like to acknowledge the hundreds of brave men and women, police, firefighters, emergency workers, and individuals of many backgrounds and […]

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  • Edward Day Cohata

    Chinese in the Civil War

    July 3rd honors the third and decisive day of the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863 that turned the course of the Civil War. It also honors the life of Union soldier John Tommy who lost his life that day. Everyone knows whites and African Americans […]

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  • Remembering 9/11: Chinese American Heroes

    Remembering 9/11: Chinese American Heroes

    September 11, 2001 was a national day of infamy.  America was struck deep in the heart of our Nation as four hijacked aircrafts smashed into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, the Pentagon in Virginia, and a peaceful Pennsylvania […]

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  • Today in Chinese American History – August 29, 1879

    Today in Chinese American History – August 29, 1879

    By Connie Zheng On August 29, 1879, Ko Kun Hua appeared on the grounds of Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts with his wife, five children, and two servants. Hired from China to teach Mandarin courses at Harvard, Ko would be the first Chinese faculty member […]

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  • Chinese Americans in Literature

    Chinese Americans in Literature

    August 21, 1875 commemorates the birthday of Winnifred Eaton, the first popular novel writer of Chinese American descent. Since the 19th Century, much of the literature of Chinese Americans have dealt with issues of identity, assimilation, family, race, and sexism within the context of living […]

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  • Happy Birthday Chinese American Heroes

    Happy Birthday Chinese American Heroes

    July 31st marks the 5th anniversary of the birth of Chinese Americans Heroes (CAH).  It was born of an annual meeting of the Committee of 100, an organization of prominent Chinese Americans that fosters better relations between Asia and America and constructive dialog in the […]

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