Excerpted from
Chinese Americans: The Immigrant Experience

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CHINESE SITES ON THE INTERNET

GENEALOGY:
1. Chinese Immigration and Chinese in the United States: Records in the Regional Archives of the National Archives and Records Administration
http://www.nara.gov/regional/findaids/chirip.html
Records of immigrants from the exclusion period often show only adopted names. On this page, you can search cemetery records to find the true surnames of your ancestors. Also includes a brief history of the exclusion period.

2. Columbia University's C.V. Starr East Asian Library
http://http://www.cc.columbia.edu/cu/libraries/indiv/eastasian/
Includes a list of electronic resources on Chinese regions and culture. Also allows limited access to family histories from the Ming and Qing dynasties.

3. The USGenWeb Project-Home Page
http://www.usgenweb.com
US Genealogy Project--Track down records of your Chinese-American ancestors.

4. Genealogy-Home Page (about.com)
http://genealogy.about.com
About.com's Genealogy site.

5. RootsWeb Genealogical Data Cooperative
http://www.rootsweb.com
Genealogical mailing lists, home pages, and search engines. Subscriptions range from free to $24 per year depending on level of service.

6. GenTree
http://www.gentree.com
Links to all known genealogical databases searchable through the Web.

7. Helm's Genealogy Toolbox-Providing the Tools to Research Your Family History Online
http://www.genealogytoolbox.com
Resources include: links to genealogical resources, news articles, guide to genealogical software, pages for posting research questions, a genealogical bookstore, and a site to register your own genealogical homepage.

SCHOLARLY & HISTORICAL INFORMATION:
8. Asian American Studies Library at the University of California, Berkeley
http://eslibrary.berkeley.edu/aaslhome.html
An excellent resource for scholars and students of the Asian American experience.

9. Asian History, Chinese History, Chinese Americans, Asians, San Francisco History, California History

Includes pictorial histories of many aspects of the Chinese immigrant experience. Scores more points for content than for design.

10. Model Minority
http://www.itp.berkeley.edu/~asam121/model_minority/model_minority.html
Arguments against the "model minority myth."

11. Traditional Chinese Medicine in Chinese-American Communities
http://www.camsociety.org/issues/Attitudes.htm
An extensive/exhaustive article on this subject.

12. China: Dim Sum: A Connection to Chinese-American Culture
http://www.newton.mec.edu/Angier/DimSum/chinadimsumaconnection.html
A cross curricula, integrated resource for elementary classrooms which enhances awareness and understanding of Chinese-American culture while building basic academic skills.

13. Chinese New Year
http://deil.lang.uiuc.edu/web.pages/holidays/ChineseNewYear.html
Everything you ever wanted to know about this holiday.

14. American Anti-Chinese History Timeline
http://www.sinocast.com/sinocast/anti_chinese.html
A timeline of injustices perpetrated against Chinese Americans. (Note: The site on which this is hosted, http://www.sinocast.com, is also an interesting resource-- "Chinese Web TV News.")

15. AskAsia.org
http://www.askasia.org/who_we_are/wwa_frame.htm
An exciting, informative on-line source K-12 Asian and Asian American studies. Offers access to high-quality, classroom-tested resources and cultural information, engaging games and activities, and links to relevant people, places, and institutions.

16. Chinese American Identity
http://www.owlnet.rice.edu/~jenlin/HIST310/main.html
A well-made report on the Chinese-American immigrant experience by a group of students at Rice University. However, there's no guarantee these pages will continue to exist once the students graduate.

ONLINE GALLERIES & EXHIBITS:
17. China the Beautiful
http://www.chinapage.org
This page is designed to be "like visiting the Chinese gallery in an art museum."

18. The Chinese Historical Society of America
http://www.chsa.org
Includes some exhibits of fine art, among other things.

19. CHCP Virtual Museum & Library
http://www.chcp.org/Pvirtual.html
The Chinese Historical and Cultural Project.

20. The Promise of Gold Mountain: Tucson's Chinese Heritage
http://www.library.arizona.edu/images/chamer/chinese.html
An excellent online historical exhibit.

ORGANIZATIONS:
21. Organizaion of Chinese Americans (OCA)
http://www.ocanatl.org

22. Committee of 100: Homepage
http://www.committee100.org
Members address important issues concerning the Chinese-American community, as well as issues affecting U.S.-China relations.

23. Asian American Arts Foundation
http://www.aaafoundation.com
This group states its purpose to be: "to create greater awareness and consciousness of the need to support the arts and provide ongoing financial support to help support the work of Asian Pacific artists and arts organizations."

24. Taiwanese American Foundation (TAF) Info Page
http://member.aol.com/TAFInfo/

25. Chinese American Political Association
http://www.capa-news.org
The Chinese American Political Association (CAPA) is a non-partisan, non-profit, educational, and political organization of the Chinese-American community in the San Francisco Bay Area.

REGIONAL:
26. San Diego's Chinese Community
http://www.sandiegoonline.com/forums/chinese/chinese1.htm
Much of the information on this site is region-specific, as the title indicates. However, there is some content that would be interesting to Chinese Americans anywhere. Includes the San Diego Chinese Historical Museum, free recipies, a "Dear Confucius Q&A," and many other links.

27. Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco
http://www.c-c-c.org
A major community-based, nonprofit organization established in 1965 to foster the understanding and appreciation of Chinese and Chinese-American art, history, and culture in the United States.

MISCELLANEOUS:
28. GoldSea -- The Asian American Supersite
http://www.goldsea.com
The authors' personal favorite Asian-American web site.

29. Jade Magazine Online
http://www.jademagazine.com
A magazine for young Asian women.

30. ABCs for ABCs
http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Parthenon/9282/
The latter set of "ABC"s stands for "American-Born Chinese." Not a children's site, despite the title.

31. About.com's Chinese Culture Home Page
http://chineseculture.about.com
For Chinese-American web surfers to learn more about the culture of their heritage.

32. About.com's Asian-American Culture Home Page
http://asianamculture.about.com
About.com also has a site related directly to the Asian American experience. The content appears to be updated pretty frequently, so repeat visits would not go unrewarded.

33. Taiwan WWW VL
http://peacock.tnjc.edu.tw/taiwan-wwwvl.html
The Taiwan Virtual Library is filled with Chinese-related, and in particular Taiwan-related information. It's in English, despite the fact that it's being served out of China.

34. Asian Studies WWW Virtual Library
http://coombs.anu.edu.au/WWWVL-AsianStudies.html

35. Chinese Culture Online Library
http://www.brainlink.com/~kkin/ccolold.html
A New York based nonprofit virtual library, dedicated to Chinese culture.

36. H-GIG Asian American History
http://www.ucr.edu/h-gig/hist-topics/asian.html
A collection of links to Asian American history-related pages/sites.

37. ABC Maps of China; Flag, Map, Economy, Geography, Climate, Natural Resources, Current Issues, International Agreements, Population, Social Statistics, Political System
http://www.theodora.com/maps/china_map.html
Maps of China.

38. Immigration USA
http://www.immigration-usa.com
Immigration USA is a software package designed to help with U.S. immigration law. The site is designed primarily to market the software, but it does include information, and a discussion forum, related to the subject of immigration.

39. Shen's Books and Supplies-Online Catalog-Chinese American
http://www.shens.com/subjects/Chinese+American.htm
Extensive reading list, all about Chinese Americans. Broken down by sub-category, with brief descriptions of each book, and links to buy.

40. Encyclopedia Mythica: Chinese mythology
http://www.pantheon.org/mythica/areas/chinese/
An encyclopedia of terms from Chinese mythology.

41. A S I A C E N T R A L
http://www.asiacentral.com
"Your Asian American Connection"

42. ABCFLASH
http://www.abcflash.com
"The Premier Website for Asian American News and Entertainment."

43. Asia Society
http://www.asiasociety.org
"America's leading institution dedicated to fostering understanding of Asia and communication between Americans and the people of Asia and the Pacific." Lots of content in different areas.

44. amagazine.com-Inside Asian America
http://www.amagazine.com

45. yolk.com
http://www.yolk.com
The electronic magazine about Asian American pop culture, experience, and influence.

ONLINE COMMUNITIES:
46. AsianAvenue.com
http://www.asianavenue.com
The Internet's first interactive community for Asian Americans.

47. AsiangURLs.com--website for women of Asian heritage
http://www.asiangurls.com
Strives to be a web-community for women of Asian cultures and promote the interests of Asian and Asian American women. Emphasizes, in the light of its web address, that it is not a pornographic site.

48. CCCChat Home Page (English)
http://www.cccchat.com
Supports both English and Big 5 Chinese. Features resident-created chat room, E.T. Talk, U & I live chat. (That's a total of 4 "c"s in "cccchat." Type it incorrectly and we will not be held responsible for where you wind up.)

49. the Asian Community Online Network @igc
http://www.igc.apc.org/acon

50. Asian American e-mailing lists
http://www.liszt.com/lists.cgi?word=asian+american&junk=s&an=all
This page will direct you to e-mail listservs on various subjects of interest to Asian Americans.

51. ChinaWorldLink-Chinese and Taiwanese chat, personals, games, news, Hong Kong, travel, music, culture
http://www.chinaworldlink.com
Another online community for Chinese worldwide.

CHINESE-LANGUAGE SITES:
52. Chinese Cyber City--Largest Chinese Community
http://www1.ccchome.com/index.htm
An online community for Chinese around the world. The site is written mostly in Chinese, so web surfers who speak English only are, alas, out of luck.

53. SINA.com US--#1 Destination Site for Chinese Worldwide
http://home.sina.com/index.html
Another site entirely in Chinese. Looks big and important.

54. CANEWS
http://www.asialinksinc.com/newspaper/index.html
CA News calls itself the "Voice of Chinese Americans." The majority of the site appears to be in Chinese language, so the news on this site will only be available to those who can read Chinese.

55. Hugh Lauter Levin Associates Chinese Links
http://www.HLLA.com/reference/chineselinks.html
The list of links from this very book is on the publisher's web site (at http://www.HLLA.com), so that if you don't want to type in all these links (or carry the book around with you), you can go to our page and click on any of them.


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