Asian American History

Hong Kong rowing teams compete during one of the many races that take place during the Dragon Boat Festival.

The Legends Behind the Dragon Boat Festival

Celebrated on the fifth day of the fifth month of the Chinese calendar, Duanwu Jie honors storied history with culinary treats

Princess Ka'iulani was born in Honolulu in 1875.

Ka’iulani: Hawaii’s Island Rose

In a brief life filled with loss, Princess Ka’iulani established her legacy

Tao, 32, does mathematic both pure and practical—from proving that prime number patterns come in every conceivable shape to deriving solutions needed for the next generation of digital camera and MRI scanners.

Primed for Success

Terence Tao is regarded as first among equals among young mathematicians, but who's counting


Midas Touch

To clean highly polluted groundwater, Michael Wong has developed a detergent based on gold

China produces about two-thirds of the world's shoes, and its unofficial shoe-making capital is Wenzhou (Chen Wenyi makes a call at the Heyu Shoe Materials Company). Says one factory owner: "Wenzhounese work harder than anyone else in China."

A Tale of Two Chinas

As the red-hot Chinese economy feeds the world's appetite for consumer goods, the workers' republic is more than ever a nation of haves and have-nots

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