Watch this previous event on YouTube: Chinese American Contributions to the Fabric of America

Department: Humanities Center

Post Date: May 27, 2021

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Chinese American Contributions to the Fabric of America

May 19, 2021

Please click HERE to watch this previous event on YouTube.

"From Foundations to Frontiers", a landmark study of the enduring contributions of Chinese Americans to American society from the 1800s to today. The Committee of 100, a leadership organization of prominent Chinese Americans in business, government, academia, and the arts founded by architect I.M. Pei, commissioned this report. The evidence-driven study details the contribution across the following seven industries: Arts & Culture, Civil Rights, Public Service and Politics, Business Leadership & Entrepreneurship, Infrastructure, Military & National Security, Public Health, and Science & Technology.

This virtual presentation provokes curiosity and offers a new perspective on Chinese American contributions while identifying, quantifying, and showcasing the contributions of the Chinese American community through data and storytelling.

Moderator and welcome remarks:
Tyrus Miller
Dean, School of Humanities, UCI

Douglas Haynes
UCI Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity & Inclusion and Professor of History

Judy Tzu-Chun Wu
Professor of Asian American studies and director of the UCI Humanities Center
Jennifer Wang
Chief operating officer of Asian American Senior Citizens Service Center

Co-sponsored by the Committee of 100, UC-Irvine School of Humanities & Humanities Center, Office of Inclusive Excellence, Long U.S.-China Institute, and the Department of Asian American Studies