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RIP Grace Lee Boggs

Civil rights activist, Grace Lee Boggs, who I profile in The Making of Asian America, passed away today at the age of 100. She was a true inspiration to so many of us. My favorite quote from her is: “We must open our hearts to new beacons of Hope. We must expand our minds to new […]

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Going Back to College…

On October 2nd, I returned to Tufts University, my alma mater, to talk about Asian American history with students. It was so great to reconnect with the faculty and staff mentors who inspired me, meet fellow alums, and to have the opportunity to talk with the next generation.

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A Warm Welcome from Boston’s Chinese American Community

On a whirlwind 48 hours during which I participated in 5 events in 2 cities, I ended my trip to the East Coast with a book talk and signing organized by the Chinese American Citizens Alliance of Boston and the Chinese Historical Society of New England. We had a great turnout and a wonderful conversation.

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Statue of Liberty

Why is our “Nation of Immigrants” so Anti-Immigrant Today?

You’ve heard it before. The United States is a “nation of immigrants.” People from around the world have come to the United States in search of economic opportunity, freedom from persecution, and the “American Dream.” For the most part, we celebrate our immigrant heritage in our monuments, our popular culture, our family history projects, and […]

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