Museums, Parks, and Historic Sites:

Angel Island State Park,
San Francisco Bay Area
Open 8am to Sunset, accessible by ferry. Winter schedule is limited.

Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation,
San Francisco Bay Area

Asia Society and Museum,
725 Park Avenue, New York, NY
Open Tuesday-Sunday 11am-6pm, open until 9pm on Fridays from September through June

Chinese American Museum,
425 N. Los Angeles Street, Los Angeles, CA
Open Tuesday-Sunday, 10am-3pm

Chinese-American Museum of Chicago.
238 W. 23rd Street, Chicago, IL
Open Tuesday-Friday, 9:30am-1:30pm, Saturday and Sunday, 10am-5pm

Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco,
750 Kearny Street, 3rd Floor, San Francisco, CA
Open Tuesday to Saturday, 10am-4pm

Chinese Historical Society of America (CHSA),
965 Clay Street, San Francisco, CA
Open Tuesday – Friday 12-5pm and Saturdays 11am-4pm

Chinese Historical Society of Southern California,
411 Bernard Street, Los Angeles, CA
Open by appointment. Historic walking tours of New Chinatown offered.

Chinese Historical Society of New England (CHSNE),
China Trade Center, 2 Boylston Street, G-3, Boston, MA
Historic Chinatown talking tours offered.

China Institute in America,
125 East 65th Street, New York, NY
Open Monday-Sunday 10am-5pm, open until 8pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays

Ellis Island,
New York Harbor
Open daily, check website for seasonal hours

Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA),
215 Centre Street, New York, NY
Open Tuesday – Sunday 11am-6pm, open until 9pm on Thursdays

San Diego Chinese Historical Museum,
404 Third Avenue, San Diego, CA
Open Tuesday-Saturday, 10:30am-4pm, Sunday, 12-4pm

Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience,
719 South King Street, Seattle, WA
Open Tuesday-Sunday, 10am – 5pm, first Thursday and third Saturday of the month open until 8pm

Independence Seaport Museum,
Penn’s Landing on the Delaware River, Philadelphia, PA
Open daily from 10am–5pm

Philadelphia History Museum,
15 South 7th Street, Philadelphia, PA
Open Tuesday to Saturday, 10:30am-4:30pm

Mystic Seaport,
75 Greenmanville Ave., Mystic, CT
Open daily 9am-5pm


Asian / Pacific / American Institute, New York University

Brooklyn Historical Society, 8th Avenue Sunset Park Oral History Collection, 1993–1994

Houston Asian American Archives Oral History Interviews, 1980–2014, Rice University

Minnesota Immigrant Oral Histories: Chinese, Minnesota Historical Society

National Archives: Chinese Immigration and the Chinese in the United States

University of California, Berkeley: Asian American Studies Collection, Ethnic Studies Library,

Digital Resources:

American Memory: Chinese in California, 1850-1925

Asian Pacific American History in Oregon, Oregon Historical Society

Immigration to the United States, 1789–1930, Harvard University Library Open Collections Program

Mississippi Delta Chinese Oral Histories, Delta State University

National Parks Service: A History of Chinese Americans in California

PBS: Becoming American: The Chinese Experience

Rediscovered: An Eloquent Chinese Voice Against Exclusion, Smithsonian APA Center

Stanford University: Chinese Railroad Workers in North America Project

Film and Video Rental Sources:

Asian Cinevision,

Center for Asian American Media,

Visual Communications,

Felicia Lowe, Carved in Silence,


Thomas Bender, A Nation Among Nations: America’s Place in World History (2006).

Sucheng Chan and K. Scott Wong, Claiming America: Constructing Chinese American Identities during the Exclusion Era (1998).

Sucheng Chan, ed. Entry Denied: Exclusion and the Chinese Community in America, 1882-1943 (1994).

Iris Chang, The Chinese in America: A Narrative History (2004).

Eric Foner, The Story of American Freedom (1999).

Madeline Hsu, Dreaming of Gold, Dreaming of Home: Transnationalism and Migration between the United States and South China, 1882-1943 (2000).

Peter Kwong and Dusanka Miscevic, Chinese America: The Untold Story of America’s Oldest New Community (2005).

Him Mark Lai, Genny Lim, and Judy Yung. Island: Poetry and History of Chinese Immigrants at Angel Island, 1910-1940 (1991).

Erika Lee, At America’s Gates: Chinese Immigration During the Exclusion Era, 1882-1943 (2007).

Erika Lee and Judy Yung, Angel Island: Immigrant Gateway to America (2010).

Josephine Tsui Yueh Lee, New York’s Chinese Community (2007). Images of America Series.

Mary Ting Yi Lui, The Chinatown Trunk Mystery: Murder, Miscegenation, and Other Dangerous Encounters in Turn-of-the-Century New York City (2005).

Ruthanne Lum McCunn, Chinese American Portraits, Personal Histories 1928-1988 (1990).

Charles McClain, In Search of Equality: The Chinese Struggle Against Discrimination in Nineteenth-Century America (1994).

Mae Ngai, Impossible Subjects: Illegal Aliens and the Making of Modern America (2005).

Mae Ngai, The Lucky Ones: One Family and the Extraordinary Invention of Chinese America (2010).

David Reimers, Still the Golden Door: The Third World Comes to America (1985).

Edward Rhoads, Stepping Forth into the World: The Chinese Educational Mission to the United States, 1872-1881 (2011).

Lucy Salyer, Laws Harsh as Tigers: Chinese Immigrants and the Shaping of Modern Immigration Law (1995).

Scott Seligman, The First Chinese American: The Remarkable Life of Wong Chin Foo (2013).

John Kuo-Wei Tchen, Genthe’s Photographs of San Francisco’s Old Chinatown (1984).

John Kuo-Wei Tchen, New York before Chinatown: Orientalism and Shaping of American Culture, 1776-1882 (1999).

John Kuo-Wei Tchen and Dylan Yeats, ed. Yellow Peril! An Archive of Anti-Asian Fear (2014).

K. Scott Wong, Americans First: Chinese Americans and the Second World War (2005).

Frank Wu, Yellow: Race in America Beyond Black and White (2002).

Renqiu Yu, To Save China, To Save Ourselves: The Chinese Hand Laundry Alliance of New York (2005).

Judy Yung, Unbound Voices: A Documentary History of Chinese Women in San Francisco (1999).

Yung Wing. My Life in China and America (1909).