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Asian Americans

Journalist CeFaan Kim recounts what it was like to report stories of violence against Asian Americans during the height of the pandemic.
With ‘Ms. Marvel,’ Oscar winning director Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy makes the jump to the small screen — to tell a big story.
Groundbreaking producer Janet Yang talks about her teenage visit to Mao-era China, making movies with Spielberg, and the current state of U.S.-China cultural exchange.
The public health expert discusses her journey from childhood poverty to a career in public health — and why she doesn't shy away from controversy.
The actor and former political appointee talks about his upbringing, early professional struggles, and his embarrassing first encounter with Barack Obama.
The New York City mayoral candidate speaks with Asia Society's Kevin Rudd about his upbringing as the son of Taiwanese immigrants and why the last 15 months have been so disastrous for Asian Americans.
But why is it often ignored in U.S. classrooms?
After another painful year for Asian Americans, a veteran activist reflects on what has — and hasn’t — changed since the movement began decades ago.
Whether as an actress or astronaut, these figures made a mark on U.S. history — even if many history books don’t show it.