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Chinese American History Pioneer Dead at 90

posted by Louis Chan
Philip Choy

Photo from Chinese Historical Society of America

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

Noted Chinese American historian Philip Choy is dead at the age of 90.

The SF Gate reports Choy died Wednesday in the hospital after being diagnosed with cancer earlier this year.

I first became aware of Choy when I saw him on … Read more

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Sep 8, 2015 Ξ Comments Off on Free Day at Japanese American Museum of San Jose Saturday

Free Day at Japanese American Museum of San Jose Saturday

posted by Randall
San Jose Japantown

 

If you’re in the San Francisco Bay Area and always wanted to visit the Japanese American Museum of San Jose, this is the weekend to do it.

 

The Museum will host a special open house this Saturday from 1 -3 p.m. Admission is free in honor of the 125th anniversary of San Jose’s … Read more

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LA Times: Stories of Chinese Railroad Workers Needed

posted by Randall

Chinese Transcontinental Railroad WorkersCountless Chinese railroad workers in the mid 1800s died building the Transcontinental Railroad. They blasted the Sierra Mountain to pave the way for the railroad, often times not getting out fast enough to escape the impact of the blast.

Despite that, their story is often an afterthought. Their contributions relegated to a sentence or two … Read more

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