new bathing suits Martin Yan The Chinese Americans

Martin Yan The Chinese Americans

CHINESE AMERICANS visits generations of Chinese families who came to the United States from the mainland, Taiwan or Hong Kong and with characteristic understatement forged an American dynasty. The program tells an inspiring success story of amazing achievement built on a 5,000 year-old legacy of tradition, integrity, and familial honor.Using film, photographs and personal recollections from world renowned architect I.M. Pei; prize-winning AIDS researcher and 1996 TIME Man of the Year Dr. David Ho; television journalist Connie Chung; PBS cooking show host Martin Yan (\"Yan Can Cook\"); playwright David Henry Hwang; community and business leaders, artists and others, THE CHINESE AMERICANS explores the diversity and rich cultural history of the Chinese American experience in a televised \"family al bum.\" Anchored on each coast by Chinatowns in New York and California, thriving Chinese neighborhoods across the U.S. recreated the close-knit villages in China where every elder was called \'auntie\' or \'uncle\' and, as Master Chinese Chef Martin Yan remembers, perseverance, endurance, flexibility and hard work were passed from one generation to the next. THE CHINESE AMERICANS examines the roles Chinese schools, family and district associations, and religious organizations - whether Buddhist, Taoist, Confuscist or Christian - played in transforming Chinese immigrants into Chinese Americans while maintaining the traditions of the culture. As architect I.M. Pei explains, these families became just as American as anybody else, but \"still Chinese.\" The program explores this yin and yang of the old and the new, a balance between the archetypes so eagerly embraced by mainstream America and the desire to assimilate.