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From the Gold Rush to the Present

chronology of chinese american history 1368–1644 Ming dynasty rules China. 1600s Chinese reach Mexico on the ships of the Manila galleon. 1644–1911 Qing dynasty (Manchu) rules China. 1683 Manchus take over Taiwan from Ming loyalists, who had ousted the Dutch in 1681. 1784 U.S.-China trade begins with the voyage of the Empress of China from New York to Canton. 1785 Three stranded crewmen, Ashing, Achun, and Accun, are first Chinese to land in the U.S. at Baltimore. 1818 Five Chinese students arrive to study at the Foreign Missions School in Cornwall, Connecticut

The Los Alamos Incident and Its Effects on Chinese American Scientists (2000) Cheuk -Yin Wong One of the most disturbing and damaging cases of racial profiling against Chinese Americans in recent times centers on nuclear scientist Wen Ho Lee. Born in Taiwan in 1935, Lee came to the United States for graduate studies in 1965. He became a naturalized U.S. citizen, and in 1978 began working as a physicist in the weapons section of the Los Alamos National Laboratory. In 1999 Lee was falsely accused of spying for China, fired from his job at Los Alamos, arrested and

Second-Generation Chinese Americans in China, 1901–1949
Epidemics and Race in San Francisco’s Chinatown
Pearl S. Buck, Anna May Wong, Mayling Soong, and the Transformation of American Orientalism
The Erosion of Civilizations, With a New Preface