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"Becoming American" in New York

BECOMING AMERICAN: THE CHINESE EXPERIENCE explores the complicated relationship between the past and the present, between a nation and its people. It premiered March 25 - 27, 2003, on Thirteen/WNET New York, and it is a story about identity and belonging that will resonate with all Americans.

The New York area owes a great deal to the Chinese immigrants who helped to make this the exciting and culturally diverse region that it is today. Having made countless contributions to New York throughout the past century and a half, the Chinese in our area and their achievements are recognized within these pages.

Please explore this Web site further to learn more about the people whom BECOMING AMERICAN: THE CHINESE EXPERIENCE celebrates. Contained herein are personal stories from local Chinese Americans, the organizations that were created to help them, places of significant historical events within our area, and a selection of local cultural events.