chronology of chineseamerican 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 ChineseAmerican Scientists (2000)
Cheuk -Yin Wong
One of the most disturbing and damaging cases of racial profiling against ChineseAmericans 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