Gordon Chang: Asian-Americans in U.S. Politics

At the FACES event on Friday Feb. 8th, Professor Chang discussed the immigration of Asians to America. He started with a talk on Amy Chua and the "Tiger Mom," and then he transitioned into Asian American immigration. He discussed the first large movement of the Chinese to the U.S. in the 19th century, with many Chinese laborers working on the railroads funded by Leland Stanford. He then discussed Asian American political views as they related to the 2012 election in particular. Then, students asked questions about his talk. The group explored reasons why Asian Americans are largely left-leaning, are often not in the highest political/business positions despite their education, and various related topics.