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The Asian Community

The Asian Community is an American community, members of the African diaspora and typically descendants of the people of Asia. They have made significant contributions to American art, entertainment, politics, history, culture, sports and so forth. This section is a celebration of this community, their successes and the positive work they've done to advance the human race.

Asian Culture

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CULTURE

Asian Americans have been major contributors to American culture since the mid-20th century. With the rise in migration from China, Japan, South Korea and many other nations, Asian-Americans have taken Eastern cultural ideas and approaches to America. Many of these ideas have come from Buddhism, Confucianism, and Taoism and Asian-Americans have historically emphasised discipline and strong families. Their contributions to scientific research, medicine, thought and education continues to have an impact on the American culture at large.

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Culture Shifters: Three Asian Americans Shaking up the Creative Industry

Asian Sports

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Sammy Lee, first Asian American man to win an Olympic gold medal, dies at 96
Jeremy Lin Teams Up With Asian-American ‘Hulk’ In New Comic Book

SPORTS

In sports, Asian-Americans have made a distinct impact. Players such as Jeremy Lin for the NBA, Hines Ward and Dat Nguyen for the NFL, Ichiro Suzuki and Hideo Nomo for the MLB and others have achieved award winning and championship success. In E-Sports, Asian-Americans are wildly represented. Team Solo, the top team for League of Legions, was predominantly an all-Asian team. They have also seen major success in Starcraft 2 and many other games.

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Asian Business

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BUSINESS

In Business Asian-Americans have achieved remarkable success. Steve Chen and Jawed Karim were the co-creators of YouTube, Jerry Yang co-founded Yahoo!, Vinod Khosla was the founding CEO of Sun Microsystems, Amor Bose founded Bose Corporation, Charles Wang founded Computer Associates, and Jen-Hsun Huang founded NVIDIA. These are just of few of the many in Silicon Valley and the various startups within it. In general business, Asian-Americans are significant contributors to the Americans nation as they own 1.5 million businesses and employ 3 million Americans.

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Asian Media

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MEDIA

While the film industry's racial perceptions made life hard for new Asian-American actors, actors like Sessue Hayakawa, Anna May Wong, and Bruce Lee broke through to achieve great fame. In the more recent years, actors like Jackie Chan, Margaret Cho, George Takei, Lucy Lui, B. D. Wong, Mindy Kaling, Aziz Ansari, John Cho and many other have made a great impact in front of the camera.

Behind the camera, Directors like Ang Lee, M. Night Shyamalan, Justin Lin, Mira Nair, and James Wan had made films seen around the world and won award-winning acclaim.

In New Media, Asian-Americans have been major drivers of cutting edge success with The Fung Brothers, Kevin Wu, Anna Akana, Ryan Higa, and brothers Jimmy/Freddy Wong all having gained substantial followings.

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Media & Entertainment

While the film industry's racial perceptions made life hard for new Asian-American actors, actors like Sessue Hayakawa, Anna May Wong, and Bruce Lee broke through to achieve great fame. In the more recent years, actors like Jackie Chan, Margaret Cho, George Takei, Lucy Lui, B. D. Wong, Mindy Kaling, Aziz Ansari, John Cho and many other have made a great impact in front of the camera.

Behind the camera, Directors like Ang Lee, M. Night Shyamalan, Justin Lin, Mira Nair, and James Wan had made films seen around the world and won award-winning acclaim.

In New Media, Asian-Americans have been major drivers of cutting edge success with The Fung Brothers, Kevin Wu, Anna Akana, Ryan Higa, and brothers Jimmy/Freddy Wong all having gained substantial followings.

Culture

Asian Americans have been major contributors to American culture since the mid-20th century. With the rise in migration from China, Japan, South Korea and many other nations, Asian-Americans have taken Eastern cultural ideas and approaches to America. Many of these ideas have come from Buddhism, Confucianism, and Taoism and Asian-Americans have historically emphasised discipline and strong families. Their contributions to scientific research, medicine, thought and education continues to have an impact on the American culture at large.

In politics, Daniel Inouye from Hawaii became a US Senator in 1963 and rose to the position of President pro tempore of the US Senate, making him third in line to the successorship of the US presidency.

In journalism, Connie Chung was a pioneer in journalism as the first Asian-American TV correspondent. Soon after other Asian-Americans achieved great media & journalism success with individuals such as Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Lisa Ling, Fareed Zakaria, Michelle Malkin and many others now on the airwaves.

Sports

In sports, Asian-Americans have made a distinct impact. Players such as Jeremy Lin for the NBA, Hines Ward and Dat Nguyen for the NFL, Ichiro Suzuki and Hideo Nomo for the MLB and others have achieved award winning and championship success. In E-Sports, Asian-Americans are wildly represented. Team Solo, the top team for League of Legions, was predominantly an all-Asian team. They have also seen major success in Starcraft 2 and many other games.

Business & Science

In Business Asian-Americans have achieved remarkable success, with the cutting edge and forward-thinking Silicon Valley being the epicenter of the success. Steve Chen and Jawed Karim were the co-creators of YouTube, Jerry Yang co-founded Yahoo!, Vinod Khosla was the founding CEO of Sun Microsystems, Amor Bose founded Bose Corporation, Charles Wang founded Computer Associates, and Jen-Hsun Huang founded NVIDIA. These are just of few of the many in Silicon Valley and the various startups within it.

In general business, Asian-Americans are significant contributors to the Americans nation as they own 1.5 million businesses and employ 3 million Americans.

Chien-Shiung Wu was known to many in the scientific community as the "First Lady of Physics" for her work in particle physics. Fazlur Rahman Khan became known as "The Father of tubular designs for high-rises" and the "Einstein of structural engineering." Min Chueh Chang was the co-inventor of the combined oral contraceptive pill. David T. Wong was one of the many scientists credited with the ground-breaking drug Fluoxetine as well as many others.

In the Nobel Prize, Asian-Americans have had a massive contribution. From Tsung-Dao Lee and Chen Ning Yang in 1957 all the way to Charles K. Kao, Asian-Americans are major competitors in the Nobel science categories.

In space exploration, astronauts like Ellison Onizuka and Mark Polanski have reached the stars, and many other Asian-Americans have significantly contributed to space exploration.