Asian Americans represent a thread in the multicultural fabric of American society and serve as keen bridges of understanding between the US and China. Asian Americans have enriched our programs over the years, in particular through the Asian American Author Series, the Asian American in the Arts Series, and Culinary Diplomacy.

What We Are Reading

The Asian American Author Series brings together outstanding Asian American authors to introduce their literary works and talk about the experiences of American multiculturalism. Below are the most recent Asian American authors featured in the series.

What We Are Watching

The Asian American Experience in Their Own Words

Who Killed Vincent Chen, An Academy Award-nominated Documentary by Christine Choy and Renee Tajima-Peña

Finding Kukan, A documentary uncover the forgotten story of Li Ling-Ai by Robin Lung

A Great Wall, An American Comedy Made in China by Shirely Sun

PBS: Asian Americans, Good Americans

PBS: Asian Americans, Breaking Through

PBS: Asian Americans, Generation Rising

PBS: Asian Americans, A Question of Loyalty

PBS: Asian Americans, Breaking Ground

A Podcast on Anna May Wong, The First Chinese-American Hollywood Star

Our Voice Matters, A PSA on how Asian American voices can have a big impact in this election and a call for everyone to VOTE and be heard

Voting is Your Right: A Right Worth Fighting For! – A lively journey through the historical milestones that led us to our voting rights today

Voting is Your Privilege: Unsung Heroes – An introduction to two trailblazers who paved the way for all Asian Americans and showed us that we can’t take our voting right for granted

What We Are Learning

A collection of resources for the teaching and studying of Asians in America

Chinese Railroad Workers in North America Project at Stanford University

National Endowment for Humanities AAPI Perspectives Within Humanities Education

Smithsonian Institution APA Heritage

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Teaching Resource

Asia Society: Asian Americans Then and Now

Association for Asian American Studies

Asian Nation

The Center for Asian Pacific American Women

Asia Week

Asian American Writers’ Workshop

Organization of Chinese Americans

National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF)

Asian American Voting Preferences (FiveThirtyEight)

Memorandum Condemning and Combating Racism, Xenophobia, and Intolerance Against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States