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Chinese Language: Famous Chinese Americans

Covers information on Chinese Language Studies to support our Modern Language course in Chinese. Contains information on the study of the Chinese language the Chinese cultural heritage.

Famous Chinese Americans

  • Maya Ying Lin

  • Architect and sculptor. At the age of 21 while still attending Yale University, Lin won a national design competition for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC.  Other works include the Civil Rights Memorial in Montgomery, AL. and a landscape sculpture called "The Wave Field." She also authored "Boundaries," where she describes how she goes about her creating her designs. She was inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame in 2005. (From Yellowbridge.com

  • I.M. Pei

    Architect. Among the best known buildings he designed are the  East Building of the National Gallery of Art, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Pyramide du Louvre , Hong Kong's Bank of China. Pei was awarded the Pritzker Award, the world's most prestigious architecture award, in 1983. (From Yellowbridge.com

  • Amy Tan

    Author of several books including: The Joy Luck Club, The Kitchen God's Wife, The Hundred Secret Senses, The Bonesetters Daughter, Saving Fish from Drowning, and Opposite of Fate.  She also wrote the two children's book: The Moon Lady and Sagwa, which was made into a children's television series.  Amy Tan's website

  • Billie Tsien

    Architect. Billie worked as a painter and teacher after receiving her degree in Fine Arts from Yale. She obtained her masters in Architecture at UCLA in 1977. She is admired for various architectural project created with her partner and husband Tod Williams. Their work, which is known for blending of art and architecture, include the Neurosciences Institute in La Jolla, and the Museum of Folk Art in NYC.Architect. Billie worked as a painter and teacher after receiving her degree in Fine Arts from Yale. She obtained her masters in Architecture at UCLA in 1977. She is admired for various architectural project created with her partner and husband Tod Williams. Their work, which is known for blending of art and architecture, include the Neurosciences Institute in La Jolla, and the Museum of Folk Art in NYC. (From Yellowbridge.com

  • Vern Yip

    Interior decorator. Although best known as an interior designer, Vern first received a BA in Economics and a BS in Chemistry before graduating with an MBA in Architecture. He gained national attention as one of the designer of The Learning Channel's Trading Spaces, an interior design reality TV show. His new project is the NBC prime-time show Home Intervention. Vern Yip's Website (From Yellowbridge.com)

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