Links Listed by Category: Asian Diasporas

Asian and Pacific Islander Population, US Census Bureau

Includes current population surveys (beginning in 1994), population estimates and projections, census briefs, and the 1990 and 2000 censuses.

Becoming American: The Chinese Experience, PBS

Companion website to the 3-part documentary of the same name. Features a timeline, quiz, video clips, and eyewitness accounts. There is also a 12-page viewer’s guide featuring timelines, photos, and other primary documents downloadable for free.

Center for Asian America Media

Carries classic, award winning feature films and documentaries for rental and purchase. Excellent resource for information on Asian and Asian American films. NAATA presents the annual San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival.

Chinese American Museum ( Los Angeles ) Education Resources

Resources include a history and timeline of Chinese Americans in Los Angeles , bibliographies, and links to other related cultural and historical institutions in the United States .

The Chinese in California , 1850-1925, Library of Congress

Offers extensive information on 19 th and 20 th century Chinese immigration to California . The site includes a wide collection of primary sources, including photographs, cartoons, original art, diary excerpts, pamphlets, speeches, legal documents, and other records. The site also provides a timeline and other internet resources.


Densho is an organization dedicated to recording and preserving the testimonies of Japanese Americans who were imprisoned in U.S. internment camps during WWII. The website has an extensive collection of resources, including a timeline, image gallery, glossary, and links to other websites. The site’s Learning Center includes three free multidisciplinary teaching units.

Library Research Guide for Asian American Studies, Cornell University

Features several searchable sections including Encyclopedias/Dictionaries/Handbooks, Biographical Sources, Bibliographies, Literature Sources, Statistics, Journals/Newspapers, Web Resources, and more.

Museum of Chinese in the Americas (MoCA)

Based in New York City, the Museum of Chinese in the Americas is the first fulltime, professionally staffed museum dedicated to the history and culture of Chinese in the Western hemisphere. Their website offers information on the museum’s history, past, present, and future exhibitions, and a neighborhood guide to Manhattan ’s Chinatown .

Separate Lives, Broken Dreams

Companion website to the public television program of the same name. The program and website explore the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 and its impact on Chinese immigration. The site offers historical background, original immigration documents, links to other resources, and an extensive glossary.

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