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List of Chinese Americans
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Introduction |  History and story |  Actors and actresses |  Architecture |  Singers |  Musicians |  Martial Artists |  Athletes |  Educators |  Business tycoons |  Scientists and engineers |  Law and politicians |  Painters and calligraphers |  Fashion Design |  Military officers and soldiers |  Philosophers and writers |  Film-makers |  Media reporters |  Chinese cooking |  Overseas Chinese |  Others
    Overseas Chinese Overseas Chinese (華僑 in pinyin: hu?qi?o, or 華胞 hu?bāo, or 僑...
    Yangtze Service Medal Image:YangtzeMed.jpg|thumb|195px|right|Front and reverse of Yangtze Service Medal The Yangtze Service Medal is a...
    Chinese American A Chinese American is an American who is of ethnic China|Chinese descent. Most Chinese Americans are descended from China's majority ethnic group,
    Asian American An Asian American is a person of Asian ancestry or origin who was born in or is an immigrant to the United States. The term "Asian American&q
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History and story
    American-born Chinese An American-born Chinese or ABC is a person born in the United States of Chinese ethnic descent. Many, bu...
    Taiwanese American A Taiwanese American is an United States|American of Taiwanese ancestry. Whether Taiwanese Americans also count as Chinese Americans, along with the
    Asians in America Asians in America
    Coolie Coolie refers to unskilled laborers from Asia of the 1800s to early 1900s who were sent to the United States, Austra...
    Chinese school In Western countries like the United States, Canada, Australia and the UK, a Chinese school is a school established explici...
    Jook-sing Jook-sing (Cantonese language|Cantonese for 竹升 Jyutping: zuk1 sing1), is a pejorative term used in th...
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Actors and actresses
    Kelly Hu Image:Kelly Hu0001.jpg|thumbnail|right|Kelly Hu Kelly Ann Hu (born February 13, 1968) is an United States|American actress. Hu was born in Honolulu
    Joan Chen Joan Chen (zh-cp |c=陳沖 |p=Ch?n Chōng) (born April 26, 1961) is an actor and film director. B...
    Rosalind Chao Rosalind Chao or Chao Jyalin (趙家玲 Pinyin: Zh?o Jīal?n) is a Chinese American actor|actress born in Anaheim, California.
    Annabel Chong Image:annabel at party.jpg|right|frame|Annabel Chong Annabel Chong (born May 22, 1972) is the pornographic stage name of Grace Quek . Chong is a w
    Kam Fong Chun Image:Kamfongchun.jpg|thumb|300px|Kam Fong Chun played Chin Ho Kelly on the CBS television series Hawaii Five-O for ten years. His was the longest run
    Nancy Kwan Image:Cv102460.jpg|thumb|right|150px|Nancy Kwan on the cover of Life Magazine 1960 Nancy Kwan (關家蒨, pinyin: Guān Jiāq
    Brandon Lee Image:BrandonLee.jpg|right|200px|Brandon Lee Brandon Bruce Lee (李國豪, pinyin: Lǐ Gu?h?o February 1, 1965–March 31, 19
    Jason Scott Lee Jason Scott Lee (李截,pinyin: Lǐ Ji?, b. November 19, 1966) is an Asian American movie actor. He was born in Los Angeles, CA, but w
    Keye Luke Keye Luke (陸錫麒 Pinyin: L? X?l?n) (June 18, 1904 - January 12, 1991) was a China|Chinese-born United States|American actor. He
    Garret Wang Image:harrykimstartrek.jpg|thumb|200px|Garrett Wang as Ensign Harry Kim. Garrett Richard Wang (王以瞻, pinyin: W?ng Yǐzh
    Ming Na Wen Ming-Na (born November 20, 1963) is a Chinese-American actress. Born Ming-Na Wen (溫明娜) on Coloane, Macau (then under Portuga
    Anna May Wong Image:Annamaywong.jpg|thumb|Anna May Wong in ?Princess Turandot?, photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1937 Anna May Wong (January 3, 1905-February 3,
    Russell Wong Image: Russell.jpg|thumb|Russell Wong Russell Wong (王盛德, pinyin: W?ng Sh?ngd?) is a Hollywood actor and photographer. Born on
    Kiko Wu Kiko Wu (吳琪珂) is a Chinese American adult model, dancer, and actress. In June of 2001, she was involved in a scandal when sh
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    Jin Au-Yeung Image:Jin - The Rest is History album cover.jpg|right|thumbnail|Album cover for Jin's debut album, The Rest is History Jin Au-Yeung (traditional Chi
    Kaila Yu Image:Kaila - Kaila album cover1.jpg|right|thumbnail|Cover of Kaila's self-titled debut album Kaila Yu (于麗萍, pinyin: Y? L?p?ng)
    Faye Wong Faye Wong , or Wong Fei (王菲; pinyin: W?ng Fēi) (born August 8, 1969) is an extremely pop...
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    Amy Chou Amy Chow (born May 15, 1978 in San Jose, California|San Jose, California) is an American gymnast. She has has been doing gymnastics since 1981 and h
    Michael Chang Image:Michael_Chang.jpg|220px|right|thumb|Chang at the 1998 US Open Michael Te Pei Chang (張德培; Pinyin: Zhang|Zhāng D?p?i;
    Kim Ng Kim Ng is a United States baseball executive for the Major League Baseball Los Angeles Dodgers organization. She was the youngest person, and first
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Business tycoons
    Ellery J. Chun Ellery J. Chun
    Victor and Janie Tsao Victor and Janie Tsao earned a $500 million payday by producing wireless networking components for the 802.11g Wi-Fi standard before it was even...
    Andrew and Peggy Cherng The founders and builders of Panda Express, the largest Chinese restaurant chain in history today...
    Jerry Yang Jerry Chih-Yuan Yang (zh-cp|c=楊致遠|p=Y?ng Zh?yuǎn) (born 1968) is the Taiwanese Am...
    Andrea Jung Andrea Jung (鍾彬嫻, pinyin: Zhōng Bīnxi?n) is Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Avon Products, Inc,
    John Tu and David Sun John Tu and David Sun, John Tu finished his education in Germany, earning an electrical engineering degree in 1970 from Technische Hochschule Darmstad
    Jenny Ming: Most powerful American business women Jenny Ming,born in Macau in 1955, who is named as the most powerful women in business, is the president of Gap's Old Navy division, one of four top...
    Charles Wang Charles B. Wang (王嘉廉, pinyin: W?ng Ji?li?n) (born August 19, 1944) is the founder of Computer Associates International Inc. (CA
    John S. Chen John S. Chen, chairman, CEO, and president of Sybase, is known globally as a technology industry leader, corporate turnaround specialist...
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Scientists and engineers
    Shiing-shen Chern Image:Chern_shing.jpg|right|Chen Xingshen Shiing-shen Chern (陳省身; pinyin: Ch?n ...
    Tun Yen Lin Tung-Yen Lin (林同炎, pinyin: L?n T?ngy?n) (November 14, 1912 - November 15, 2003) was a world-renowned Civil engineering|civil en
    Steven Chu: Famous Chinese American Physicist Steven Chu is an United States|American physicist who, with Claude Cohen-Tannoudji and William D. Phillips, was awarded the 1997 Nobel Prize for Physi
    Shing-Tung Yau div style="float: left; margin-right: 0.5em; margin-bottom: 0.5em"Image:ShingTungYau.jpg|Shing-Tung Yau at Harvard Law Sch...
    Tsung Dao Lee Image:TD_Lee-med.jpg|thumb|right|230px|U.S. government photo Tsung-Dao Lee (李政道 Pinyin: Lǐ Zh?ngd?o) (born November 24, 1
    Daniel C. Tsui Daniel Chee Tsui 崔琦 (pinyin: Cuī Q?)(born February 28, 1939, Henan Province, China) is a Chinese American physicist whose areas o
    Dr. David Ho Won Presidential Citizen?s Medal in 2003 Internationally recognized HIV/AIDS researcher, Dr. David Ho, is the one of the recipients of this years Presidential Citizen's Medal for his remarkab
    Samuel C. C. Ting Samuel Chao Chung Ting (丁肇中 pinyin: Dīng Zh?ozhōng; Wade-Giles: Ting? Chao⁴-chung?) (born January 27, 1936) is
    Chien-Shiung Wu Chien-Shiung Wu (吳健雄 Pinyin: W? Ji?nx?ong) (May 31, 1912–February 16, 1997) was ...
    I. M. Pei Ieoh Ming Pei (貝聿銘 pinyin B?i Y?m?ng) is a Chinese American architect born in Suzho...
    Lue Gim Gong Image:Lue_Gim_Gong.jpg|right|Lue Gim Gong Born in 1859 to a family of Chinese farmers, Lue Gim Gong, (&
    Edward Tsang Lu image:EdwardTsangLu.JPG|frame|Edward T. Lu Edward Tsang Lu (Simplified Chinese|卢杰; Traditional Chinese|盧傑; pinyin: L? J
    Henry T. Yang Henry T. Yang was named the fifth chancellor of University of California, Santa Barbara in 1994. He was formerly the Neil A. Armstrong Distinguished..
    Fan Chung Fan Rong K Chung Graham (金芳蓉, pinyin: Jīn Fāngr?ng) (born October 9, 1949), known professionally as Fan Chung , is a
    Chen Ning Yang: Famous Chinese American Physicist Chen Ning Yang is a Chinese American physicist, who worked on statistical mechanics and symmetry principles. He received the Nobel Prize in Physics i
    Wen Tsing Chow Wen Tsing Chow (周文俊; pinyin: Zhōu W?nj?n), (1918 - 2001), was an American missile guidance scientist and a digital compute
    Taylor Wang Image:S84-36141.jpg|right|thumb|Taylor Wang - NASA photo (1984) Taylor Gun-Jin Wang (王贛駿 Pinyin: W?ng G?nj?n) (born June 16, 1
    Wen Ho Lee Wen Ho Lee (李文和, pinyin: Lǐ W?nh?) (born 1939) is a Chinese American computer scientist who worked at Los Alamos National
    An Wang Dr. An Wang (王安, pinyin: W?ng Ān) (February 7, 1920 – March 24, 1990) was a Chines...
    Leroy Chiao cleanup Leroy Chiao (焦立中, pinyin: Jiāo L?zhōng) ,born on August 28, 1960 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is an United Stat
    Henry Lee image:Drhenrylee3.jpg|right|Photo of Forensic Scientist Dr. Henry Lee Dr. Henry Chang-Yu Lee (Chinese language|Chinese: 李昌鈺, p
    Katherine Cheung: First Asian American Female Aviator Katherine Cheung is the first asian American female aviator
    Chang-Lin Tien Image:Cl_tien.jpg|right|Chang-Lin Tien Chang-lin Tien , 田長霖, pinyin: Ti?n Ch?ngl...
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Law and politicians
    Hiram L. Fong Image:Fong.jpg|thumb|180px|Hiram Fong Hiram Leong Fong (鄺友良; pinyin:Ku?ng Yǒuli?ng), formally Yau Leong Fong (October 1
    Thomas Tang Thomas Tang (January 11,1922 - July 18, 1995) was a federal judge in the United States and the first Chinese American appointed to the federal judic
    Gov. Gary Locke Announces He Will Not Seek a Third Term Gov. Gary Locke today announced he would not seek a third term as governor of Washington state.
    David Wu Image:David Wu.jpg|right|frame| David Wu (吳振偉, pinyin: W? Zh?nwěi) (born April 8, 1955) is a United States Democratic Part
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Painters and calligraphers
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Fashion Design
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Military officers and soldiers
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Philosophers and writers
    Iris Chang Image:Iris pic2.jpg|thumb|right|Iris Chang Iris Shun-Ru Chang (Traditional Chinese character|Traditional Chinese: 張純如, Simplif
    Maxine Hong Kingston Maxine Hong Kingston (湯婷婷) (born October 27, 1940) is a Chinese American writer. She is the first of six children born to a g
    David Wong Louie David Wong Louie is an Asian American writer of novels and short story|short stories. His works incude Pangs of Love a collection of short stories,
    Laurence Yep Image:yep.jpg|right|thumbnail|Laurence Yep Laurence Yep (born June 14, 1948) is an award-winning Chinese American modern author. Born as Laurence M
    Li-Young Lee Li-Young Lee (李立揚, pinyin: Lǐ L?y?ng) (born August 19, 1957) is a United States Asian American poet, born in Jakarta, Indo
    Gish Jen Gish Jen , born Lillian Jen (Chinese language|Chinese: 任碧蓮; pinyin: R?n B?li?n) in 1956 in Scarsdale, New York|Scarsdale, New
    Jade Snow Wong Jade Snow Wong (黃玉雪, pinyin: Hu?ng Y?xuě) was born in 1922 in San Francisco. Living in a traditional Chinese family, she a
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    Wayne Wang Wayne Wang (王穎, pinyin: W?ng Yǐng) (born January 12, 1949) is a Chinese American film director. Born in Hong Kong, he studied fi
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Media reporters
    Julie Chen Image:juliechen2.jpg|right|thumb|250px|Julie Chen, in a still from an eviction night on Big Brother 3. Julie Chen (born January 6, 1970) is a Chine
    Carol Lin Carol Lin anchors CNN Saturday Night and CNN Sunday Night on CNN USA. She is based in Atlanta. Starting her career at CNN in 1998, she anchored CNN
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Chinese cooking
    Joyce Chen Joyce Chen and her husband Thomas come to the US from China in 1949
    Ming Tsai Ming Tsai (蔡明, pinyin: C?i M?ng) (born March 29, 1964) is a chef and restaurateur who currently hosts two cooking shows – M
    Martin Yan Martin Yan (甄文達 Pinyin: Zhēn W?nd?; later 殷文達 Y&...
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Overseas Chinese
    History of Chinese immigration to Canada This is the history of Chinese immigration to Canada. ==Early History== While the first Chinese in British North Ameri...
    List of overseas Chinese A list of famous people with Chinese ancestry living outside of China in countries other than the USA and Canada. Alan B...
    Chinese Canadian A Chinese Canadian is a person of China|Chinese descent or origin who was born in or immigrated to Canada. Considered from ...
    Chinese Canadian National Council The Chinese Canadian National Council (CCNC) is an organization whose purpose is to monitor racial discrimination against C...
    Embassy of the People's Republic of China in Ottawa Image:China, Ottawa.JPG|right|thumb|300px|The PRC emabssy in Canada at 515 St. Patrick Street The Embassy of the People's Repub...
    Chinese British Chinese British are overseas Chinese born or naturalised in the United Kingdom. At the last United Kingdom Cens...
    Asian Canadian An Asian Canadian is a Canada|Canadian of Asian ancestry. Asian Canadians can either be born in Canada or be born overseas ...
    Chinese Australian A Chinese Australian is an Australian of Chinese heritage. They are part of the ethnic Chinese diaspora (or Overseas Chine...
    Chinatowns in Australasia and Oceania chinatown This article discusses Chinatowns in Australasia and Oceania . ==Australasia== Aust...
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    Chang and Eng Bunker Image:Chang-eng-bunker-PD.gif|thumb|right|A painting of Chang and Eng Bunker, circa 1836 Chang Bunker and Eng Bunker (May 11, 1811 - January 17, 1
    Vincent Chin Vincent Chin (陳果仁) (1955 - June 23, 1982) was a Chinese American industrial draftsman killed in 1982 in suburban Detroit, Michi
    William Hung image:WilliamHung.JPG|frame|William Hung on American Idol (courtesy Fox Broadcasting) William Hung (Traditional Chinese: 孔慶翔,
    Karistina Leung Katrina Leung (陳文英) is a Chinese American native of Los Angeles, California who is a businesswoman and an accused espionage|spy.
    Harry Wu Harry Wu , also known as Wu Hongda (吳弘達) is an American citizen who is said to be a Chinese dissident, author of the books Bit
    Katherine Young Katherine Young (鄭珣; Pinyin: Zh?ng X?n ), born May 10, 1901, a centenarian, is the ol...

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