Link to the slide: ChineseAmerican

Weilou Gao spoke on the history of Chinese immigrants and their contributions to America. The first major immigrant group was workers who came during the 1860s to build the western leg of the transcontinental railroad from California to Utah. His summary ended in 2012 with American-born Harvard grad Jeremy Lin rising to NBA stardom.

Weilou showed a map with the states Chinese immigrants have settled in. California, Hawaii and New York have more than the national average of around 1% identifying with Chinese ethnicity, while Michigan has about 0.3%.