List of Chinese Americans

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This is a list of notable Chinese Americans, including both original immigrants who obtained American citizenship and their American descendants who have made exceptional contributions to various facets of American society.

To be included in this list, the person must have a Wikipedia article showing they are Chinese American or must have references showing they are Chinese American and are notable.


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News media[edit]

Politics and government[edit]

National politics[edit]


Local and state[edit]

Law and judiciary[edit]

Community and civil rights[edit]

  • Grace Lee Boggs (Lee 玉平) - community activist in African-American community; leftist writer
  • Chin Lin Sou - community leader
  • Wong Chin Foo (王清福) - 19th-century civil rights activist and journalist
  • Goo Kim Fui (古今辉) - President, United Chinese Society in Hawaii, 1892-1898; played an instrumental role in uniting the Chinese and fighting for their rights during the anti-Chinese agitation in Hawaii in the 1880s
  • Wong Kim Ark (黃金德) - his lawsuit established the principle of citizenship by virtue of birth on US soil
  • Harry Wu (吴弘达) - human rights activist, focuses on Laogai prison camps and human rights in China
  • Sherman Wu - civil rights activist, famous racial discrimination incident by university fraternity
  • Helen Zia (謝漢蘭) - community activist and writer
  • Bonnie Tang- community activist

Science and academia[edit]

Nobel Prize[edit]

Medicine and biosciences[edit]

Computer science[edit]


Social sciences and humanities[edit]

University administration[edit]






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