Shawn Wong in Bill Moyers special “Becoming American: The Chinese Experience”

Around the nine-minute mark, I talk about my parents in “Becoming American: The Chinese Experience.”

“Becoming American: The Chinese Experience” by Bill Moyers is a 2003 three-part series that explores the historic saga of Chinese immigrants and issues of race, cultural identity and assimilation at the heart of an increasingly diverse America. Bill Moyers documents how, for over fifty years, the Chinese – like other immigrants to this country – have pursued the American dream. Theirs is a compelling tale of struggle and triumph, progress and setback, separation and assimilation, discrimination and achievement. It is a story of the collision of two cultures, and a narrative that has been largely left out of history books.

Learn more about Becoming American: The Chinese Experience

Published on 28 January, 2013      |