May is Asian Pacific American (APA) Heritage Month—a celebration of Asian and Pacific Islanders in the United States. Much like Black History and Women's History celebrations, APA Heritage Month originated in... more
East Asian Food
Food from the Pacific Region
South Asian Food
Southeast Asian Foods
Read about Fred Korematsu and other famous Asian Americans. Find out the history of the fortune cookie, chopsticks, tea, Feng Shui, manga, anime, and more.
Find out about the origins of APA Heritage Month, view a timeline of Asian-American History, get information about Japanese relocation centers and famous firsts of Asian Americans, and more.
As immigrants from Asia or the Pacific Islands arrived in the U.S., they often moved into already established ethnic communities where common language and culture made them feel at home. Read about these enclaves.
Test your knowledge of Asian-American history, leaders, entertainers, and influences with these quizzes and crosswords.
Find population and demographic information and immigration statistics and read about Asian languages.
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