Jade Snow Wong was a pioneering Asian American writer, businesswoman and artist. Her memoir, "Fifth Chinese Daughter," became a mid-century landmark of Asian American letters, while her ceramic works were shown in some of the nation's premier museums. The Library holds her papers.
Sybille Jagusch, chief of the Library's Literature Center, has just published "Japan and American Children's Books," a gorgeously illustrated volume that details how Japan and Japanese culture has been portrayed in American children's books over the past two centuries.
In the Homegrown Plus series, we present Homegrown concerts that also had accompanying oral history interviews, placing both together in an easy-to-find blog post. (Find the whole series here!) This time, though, there’s a twist: Ann Yao, who performed in the 2020 series, also presented a Homegrown concert way back in 2011 with the Ann […]
The Library marks Asian/Pacific American Heritage month with a report on the Rock Springs Massacre of Chinese mine workers in Wyoming in 1885.
May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, and we want to dedicate this month’s From the Serial Set post to the peoples of Asia and the Pacific Islands who enriched U.S. history and culture. Today, we’ll be sharing highlights from the narrative of Commodore Perry’s journey from the Chesapeake Bay to the Edo […]
Hyun was poised to become the first Asian American director on Broadway until fate and prejudice stepped in.
The Music Division has commissioned new works of music since 1925, and this post celebrates the artistic contributions of commissioned composers from the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities in honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander American Heritage Month, May 2021.
Learn more about Tape vs Hurley one of the first school desegregation cases ever decided in a court of law.
The following is a guest post by Adam Silvia, Curator of Photography, and Katherine Blood, Curator of Fine Prints in the Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division. In honor of this year’s Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month (May 1-31) the Prints & Photographs Division would like to share with you a selection […]
Asian-owned businesses make up 10 percent of all businesses in United States and during the COVID-19 pandemic many have felt the effects of a new rise in anti-Asian sentiment.