One immediate diversifying effect that the act produced was the surge in immigration of Koreans and Asian Indians. For Koreans, post-1965 immigration became known as a renewed “third wave.” For Asian Indians, it was the first time they had come to the United States in significant numbers. Because the 1965 Immigration Act maintained the “preference system,” like that of the Walter-McCarran Act, most immigrants from these countries were educated professionals. This phenomenon of importing the “best
The Japanese diaspora in Peru has its roots in a vital and restless history that extends back to of the first migrant laborers at Lima’s Callao Seaport. In this program presented in conjunction with , two filmmakers take personal journeys into the Japanese Peruvian experience, uncovering captivating stories of migrants and artists, dissidents and dictators. Join us for the premiere screening of a new documentary film exploring the struggles and obsessions of Shin Miyata, a Tokyoâbased record lab
People at the camps tried to establish some sense of . Residents were allowed to live in family groups, and the internees set up schools, , farms, and . Children played and engaged in various activities. Nevertheless, the internment took its toll on Japanese Americans, who spent as long as three years living in an atmosphere of tension, suspicion, and despair.Our editors will review what you’ve submitted and determine whether to revise the article.
Frances Benjamin Johnston (1864–1952) loved beautiful gardens. From 1915 through the 1930s, she shared her enthusiasm in lectures to garden club members, museum groups and horticultural societies. No doubt her listeners valued her knowledge of gardens—but they may have enjoyed her visual examples even more. Johnston—one of the first women to achieve international prominence as […]To learn about many other notable Asian-American and Pacific-Islander resources at the Library, consult
Kaori Flores Yonekura’s (2011) is an exploration of the filmmaker’s family history in the Americas, while Ann Kaneko’s (2008) documents the work of four artists who defy decades of civil war and tyranny to reimagine Peruvian visual culture. Among those artists is Eduardo Tokeshi, whose work is featured in . Join us for the premiere screening of a new documentary film exploring the struggles and obsessions Shin Miyata, a Tokyoâbased record label owner, music promoter, and cultural a