Art Salon Chinatown is proud to present Made in Asian America , a group exhibition featuring work by contemporary Asian American artists. This exhibition will showcase a broad range of artistic engagement, practice, and inquiry across a richly varied Asian American creative community. America looks altogether different than it did one hundred seventy years ago when the first Chinese began arriving en masse to seek life-changing opportunities in a hostile land with an identity crisis. They, their descendants, and many subsequent waves of immigrants from all over Asia have helped shape this country with their hopes, dreams, and resilient survival. The artists of Made in Asian America divulge lesser-known truths of the present and offer glimpses into a new imaginaries and possible futures.
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Truth be told, I mildly hated Chinese food as a kid. My parents claimed to have chosen the area for the schools but I suspect proximity to good Chinese restaurants helped too. As I saw it, we already ate Chinese at home so why did we need to go out for Cantonese seafood or Taiwanese pastries? Or if it was a really special occasion: Sizzler.
The Rise of Asian Americans
From paving the way to the naturalization of people of Indian descent to writing laws that guaranteed gender equality in education, Asian American politicians have made a lasting impact on the institutions of the United States. The first woman of color elected to Congress , Patsy Mink showed her determination at an early age. While pursuing an undergraduate degree at the University of Nebraska — which reportedly had a policy of segregating minority and white students into separate dorms — Mink started a student coalition that successfully lobbied to end the segregation policies. Later, she attended law school at the University of Chicago. In , Mink was elected to Congress, becoming the first Asian American woman and the second woman from Hawaii to serve in Congress.
Teacher's Guide for Asian American History. America has been called both a melting pot and a tossed salad because of its history of immigration and assimilation. However, not all immigration groups were quickly or easily accepted into the American way of life.