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Famous Asian American Leaders


Dr. Feng Shan Ho single-handedly saved thousands of Austrian Jews during the Holocaust. When Dr. Ho arrived in Vienna in 1937 as a Chinese diplomat, Austria had the third largest Jewish community in Europe. Just one year later read more...

 

Amy Tan was born in 1952 in Oakland, California, the daughter of Chinese parents who had immigrated to the United States three years earlier. As a teenager, Tan and her family moved to Europe, where she attended high school in Switzerland. Tan later returned to the U.S. to attend college read more...


http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/asian-american/notables.htm

For nearly a decade, Michelle Kwan had been skating circles around the competition. The California native bounced back from a disappointing finish at the 2002 Winter Olympics to win her seventh U.S. women's figure skating title in January read more...

 


http://www.nndb.com/people/087/000023018/

Yoko Ono is the daughter of a Japanese pianist who gave up his career to marry into money -- Ono's mother was the granddaughter of the founder of Yasuda Bank. Young Yoko was educated at Gakushuin School, considered among that nation's most prestigious private schools read more...

Athletes

Michael Chang

Greg Louganis

Jeanette Lee

Tiger Woods

 

 

Asian American

http://www.uen.org/utahlink/tours/tourViewCategory.cgi?category_id=24898&tour_id=15744
http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/asian-american/notables.htm
http://www.infoplease.com/spot/apahmfirsts.html
http://falcon.jmu.edu/~ramseyil/asiabio.htm#TOP
http://www.npca.org/cultural_diversity/treasures/
http://www.scholastic.com/dreamincolor/