Distinguished Asian Americans: A Biographical Dictionary

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Asian Americans have made significant contributions to American society. This reference work celebrates the contributions of 166 distinguished Asian Americans. Most people profiled are not featured in any other biographical collection of noted Asian Americans. The Chinese Americans, Japanese Americans, Filipino Americans, Korean Americans, South Asian Americans (from India and Pakistan), and Southeast Asian Americans (from Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam) profiled in this work represent more than 75 fields of endeavor. From historical figures to figure skater Michelle Kwan, this work features both prominent and less familiar individuals who have made significant contributions in their fields. A number of the contemporary subjects have given exclusive interviews for this work.

All biographies have been written by experts in their ethnic fields. Those profiled range widely from distinguished scientists and Nobel Prize winners to sports stars, from actors to activists, from politicians to business leaders, from artists to literary luminaries. All are role models for young men and women, and many have overcome difficult odds to succeed. These colorfully written, substantive biographies detail their subjects' goals, struggles, and commitments to success and to their ethnic communities. More than 40 portraits accompany the biographies and each biography concludes with a list of suggested reading for further research. Appendices organizing the biographies by ethnic group and profession make searching easy. This is the most current biographical dictionary on Asian Americans and is ideal for student research.

 

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Bobby Enriquez...
My name is Moses Taroy and I want to make the record straight about Bobby Enriquez. In 1967 I was looking for musicians to play with my band the Highbrows to my upcoming Hawaii
engagement, I went around Manila looking for a piano player and Bobby came up to me and on his knees begged me to take him. I did. We went to Hawaii and played at Gaugin's for several months and ended up at Caesar!'s Palace in Las vegas. After Vegas we went back to Honolulu and played ar the Outrigger Hotel where Don Ho approached me and asked if I would let Bobby join his band...I consented. He recorded his first album "Mad man from Mindanao," and mentioned on the credits that he came to America with the Highbrows...the reason I am going through all these is because the man who brought him to the United States is never mentioned in any publication even on Wikepedia! Jean, his first wife would verify this...nontheless, Bobby was a great talent, that's why I brought him to America. 

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when was he born?

Contents

KYUTARO ABIKO
1
ELEANOR ACADEMIA
4
CHUN AFONG
6
CHANG HO AHN
9
PHILIP AHN
12
JOHN FUGUE AISO
15
CHANG APANA
18
GEORGE RYOICHI ARIYOSHI
20
GENEVIEVE GENNY LIM
192
JOHN KEUN KIM
196
MAYA LIN
198
DANIEL S C LIU
200
GARY LOCKE
202
JOHN LONE
204
BETTE BAO LORD
205
KEYE LUKE
207

JOSE ARUEGO
22
TAI BABILONIA
24
BOBBY BALCENA
26
THANG NGUYEN BARRETT
28
LYNDA BARRY
29
AMAR COPAL BOSE
31
CARLOS BULOSAN
34
BENJAMIN J CAYETANO
37
SUCHENG CHAN
39
SUBRAHMANYAN CHANDRASEKHAR
41
MICHAEL CHANG
45
ELAINE L CHAO
47
TINYUKE CHAR
49
BOONA CHEEMA
52
ANNA CHEN CHENNAULT
55
NG POON CHEW
56
FRANK CHEW JR CHIN
59
HUNG WAI CHING
62
THOMAS W CHINN
63
MARGARET CHO
65
MARTHA C CHOE
67
BONG YOUN CHOY
69
HERBERT C CHOY
72
LOISE CHU
73
CONNIE CHUNG
76
EUGENE Y CHUNG
77
AMANDA COOMARASWAMY
78
TARAKNATH DAS
81
HISAYE YAMAMOTO DESOTO
84
KARTAR DHILLON
85
VICTORIA MANALO DRAVES
89
EDITH MAUD EATON
91
BOBBY ENRIQUEZ
94
MARINA ESTRELLA ESPINA
95
MARCH FONG EU
97
HIRAM FONG
98
PHILIP KAN GOTANDA
101
CARL SADAKICHI HARTMANN
103
S I HAYAKAWA
106
SESSUE HAYAKAWA
109
LE LY HAYSLIP
111
GORDON KIYOSHI HIRABAYASHI
113
CHINN HO
114
PING TI HO
117
WILLIAM K HOSOKAWA
119
JEANNE WAKATSUKI HOUSTON
121
FRANCIS LANG KWANG HSU
123
DAVID HENRY HWANG
125
BONG HAK HYUN
127
SOON HYUN
130
LAWSON FUSAO INADA
134
DANIEL KEN INOUYE
135
LARRY ITLIONG
138
LANCE A ITO
139
PHILIP JAISOHN SEO JAEPIL
141
INDIRA FREITAS JOHNSON
143
K CONNIE KANG
145
SEN KATAYAMA
148
JAMES K KEALOHA
153
FAZLUR RAHMAN KHAN
155
JAY KIM
158
RICHARD KIM
159
DONG KINGMAN
161
MAXINE HONG KINGSTON
164
HARRY H L KITANO
165
TOMMY TAMIO KONO
167
FRED T KOREMATSU
170
MICHELLE KWAN
172
HIM MARK LAI
173
RUTH ASAWA LANIER
175
BRUCE LEE
178
CHANG RAE LEE
180
MING CHO LEE
181
ROSE HUM LEE
183
SAMMY LEE
186
TSUNG DAO LEE
188
YUANTSEH LEE
189
VICTOR HAO LI
190
WING LUKE
210
KALFRED DIP LUM
212
CHIN LONG
215
YOYO MA
217
FREDERICK KINZABURO MAKING
219
MIKE MASAOKA
222
ROBERT T MATSUI
225
MASAYUKI SPARK MATSUNAGA
228
NOBU MCCARTHY
230
ZUBIN MEHTA
232
DAVID C MENDOZA
236
BENJAMIN MENOR
238
DALE MINAMI
240
NORMAN Y MINETA
243
PATSY TAKEMOTO MINK
246
S FRANK MIYAMOTC
250
HIROSHI H MIYAMURA
252
TOYO MIYATAKE
253
RONALD TAI YOUNG MOON
256
TOSHIO MORI
258
SADAO MUNEMORI
260
JOSIE CRUZ NATORI
262
HAING NGOR
264
ISAMU NOGUCHI
266
ANGELA OH
268
SOON TEK OH
270
VINCENT H OKAMOTO
273
STEVEN OKAZAKI
274
MINE OKUBO
276
JAMES MATSUMOTO OMURA
278
YOSHINOBU OYAKAWA
280
YOUNG J PAIK
282
CHAN HO PARK
284
YONGMAN PARK
285
I M PEI
287
ARATI PRABHAKAR
289
DITH PRAN
293
SAFI U QURESHY
295
A K RAMANUJAN
297
SYNGMAN RHEE
300
ROSHNI RUSTOMJIKERNS
302
JAMES YOSHINORI SAKAMOTO
305
EDUARDO SAN JUAN
309
ROBERT SANTOS
310
DALIP SINGH SAUND
312
GEORGE SHIMA
316
PAULL HOBOM SHIN
318
JOE SHOONG
319
SICHAN SIV
322
CHANG MOOK SOHN
323
YELLAPRAGADA SUBBA ROW
325
STANLEY SUE
328
HENRY YUZURU SUGIMOTO
330
BETTY LEE SUNG
332
AMY TAN
335
TOGO WILLIAM TANAKA
337
CHANG LIN TIEN
339
SAMUEL CHAO CHUNG TING
341
EDISON UNO
343
CHARLES B WANG
345
WAYNE WANG
347
YUNG WING
349
ANNA MAY WONG
352
JADE SNOW WONG
355
CHIENSHIUNG WU
356
NGUYEN HUU XUONG
359
KRISTI YAMAGUCHI
361
CHEN MING YANG
362
MINORU YASUI
364
DO NGOC YEN
366
JACQUELINE EURN HAI YOUNG
368
JUDY YUNG
369
Fields of Professional Activity
373
Ethnic Subgroups
389
Index
395
Editors and Contributors
427
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About the author (1999)

HYUNG-CHAN KIM is Professor of Educational Administration and Foundations at Western Washington University. He is author of many books on Asian Americans, including Asian Americans and Congress (Greenwood, 1996), Asian Americans and the Supreme Court (Greenwood, 1992), and Dictionary of Asian American History (Greenwood, 1986).

DOROTHY CORDOVA is Executive Director of the Filipino American National Historical Society and Affiliate Professor in the American Ethnic Studies Department at the University of Washington.

STEPHEN S. FUGITA is Professor of Psychology and Ethnic Studies and Chair of the Department of Psychology at Santa Clara University. He is the author of Japanese American Ethnicity: The Persistence of Community and The Japanese American Experience.

FRANKLIN NG is Professor of Anthropology at California State University, Fresno./e He is the author of The Taiwanese Americans (Greenwood, 1998), and is the former editor of the Journal of American-East Asian Relations. He is on the editorial boards of the Amerasia Journal and the Journal of American Ethnic History.

JANE SINGH is Visiting Lecturer in the Department of Comparative Ethnic Studies, with an Asian American Specialty at the University of California, Berkeley.

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