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FAMOUS CHINESE

Connie's Biography Connie Chung, news anchor and correspondent for NBC News, is the only Chinese American woman seen regularly on national television. She was among the first minority women to break into the media field when she was hired by CBS in 1972 on the basis of both affirmative action and merit considerations.
Education  

C HANG-LIN TIEN, Chancellor of University of California at Berkeley. In February of 1990, Chang-Lin Tien, a Chinese American engineer, became the first Asian American Chancellor of a major university.
(photo by Jane Scherr)

H ENRY YANG Named UCSB Chancellor.
BY Bush Ku
Santa Barbara(CA)

Dr. Henry Yang, Purdue University's dean with their school of Engineering, has been named the new chancellor of UC Santa Barbara(UCSB).

Yang, who was selected in March, will take over as chancellor on June 23.

Politics  
M ARCH FONG EU was elected secretary of State of California in 1974. She served in the same office until her appointment in 1994 as the U.S. Ambassador to Micronesia.

M ICHAEL WOO, former councilman of Los Angeles and 1993 mayoral candidate; California secretary of State candidate 1994.

(Photo by Lia Chang)

S . B. WOO, Delaware's Lieutenant Governor in the mid 1980's, was the first Asian American Lieutenant Governor in the United States.

Gary Locke was elected Washington’s 21st governor on Nov. 5, 1996, making him the first Chinese-American governor in U.S. history.
ARTS  

Jazz artist Jon Jang in a pensive mood

MAXINE HONG KINGSTON, author of "Women Warrior."

Film director WAYNE WANG, who can list "Chan Is Missing" among his credits, hit paydirt in 1993 with his sweeping "Joy Luck Club," adapted from Amy Tan's equally successful novel of the same name.

Award-winning fashion designer ANNA SUI.

MARTIN YAN, the vivacious chef of television's "Yan Can Cook," waited to prepare his next culinary masterpiece.

Producer JANET YANG, who teamed up with director Oliver Stone in the movie adaptation of Amy Tan's "The Joy Luck Club."

A MY TAN, author of "The Joy Luck Club" and "The Kitchen God's Wife."

Ma is an exclusive classical artist.
Gong Li is a famous actress.
   
SPORTS  
Michelle Kwan is the 1999 U.S. National Champion and the 1999 World Silver Medalist.

C hinese American MICHAEL CHANG is one of professional tennis' superstars. In 1989, Chang defeated Stefan Edberg in the French Open final, to become the Grand Slam event's youngest champion ever.

Amy Chow famous Chinese gymnast.
   
   
Technology  
Jerry Yang is the co-founder of Yahoo!, and he prefers to go by the title "Chief Yahoo!"
   
   
Architect  
"Ieoh Ming Pei has given this century some of its most beautiful interior spaces and exterior forms." The Jury of the Pritzker Prize, 1983
   
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