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Asian Americans in Minnesota

Friday, March 27th, 2020

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Asian immigrants and Asian Americans have been making invaluable contributions to Minnesota’s culture, community, and history since the earliest days of statehood, often in the face of racism, discrimination, and stigma. This MNopedia and Minnesota History story of Liang May Seen and her husband Woo Yee Sing shows the struggles and perseverance of the earliest Chinese immigrants to Minnesota.

Minnesota is great today because of the contributions of all of its people, and it is important to remember that ethnicity is not a virus.

Read more about the history of Asian Americans in Minnesota with the following titles:

Chinese in Minnesota

Hmong in Minnesota

Koreans in Minnesota

Chinese-ness: The Meanings of Identity and the Nature of Belonging

Staring Down the Tiger: Stories of Hmong American Women

The Bride Price: A Hmong Wedding Story

Bamboo Among the Oaks: Contemporary Writing by Hmong Americans

Hmong and American: From Refugees to Citizens

A People’s History of the Hmong

Asian Flavors: Changing the Tastes of Minnesota since 1875

A Good Time for the Truth: Race in Minnesota

More links to resources about Chinese Americans in Minnesota:

Library Guide: Chinese in Minnesota Overview

Oral Histories: Chinese immigrants in MinnesotaMinnesota Chinese Oral History Project

Minnesota History: Mirrored Identities: The Moys of St. PaulYang T’Su: Chinese Altar from Minneapolis

Collection Finding Aids: Weiming Lu