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  • Wen C. Fong 方聞 (1930 - 2018)
    Wen C. Fong 方聞 (1930 – October 3, 2018) was a Chinese-American historian of East Asian art. He was Edwards S. Sanford Professor of Art History at Princeton University, where he taught Chinese art histo...
  • Shiing-Shen Chern 陳省身 (1911 - 2004)
    Shiing-Shen Chern ( S. S. Chern ) was a highly influential figure in pure mathematics. From the 1940s onward he redefined the subject of differential geometry by drawing on, and contributing to, the ra...
  • Shing-Tung Yau 丘成桐
    Shing-Tung Yau (Chinese: 丘成桐; pinyin: Qiū Chéngtóng; Cantonese Yale: Yāu Sìngtùng; born April 4, 1949) is a Chinese-born American mathematician. He was awarded the Fields Medal in 1982and the Wolf Priz...
  • Yao Tzu Li 李耀滋 (1914 - 2011)
    《中國大百科全書 自動控制與系統工程》(陸元九 撰) 美籍自動控制及自動化儀錶專家。1914年2月4日生於中國北平。1934年畢業於北平大學工學院﹐1937年畢業於中央大學機械特別研究班﹐1937年在美國麻省理工學院航空工程系獲博士學位。1940年回國﹐在中國航空委員會發動機製造廠任總工程師等職。1947年後在美國麻省理工學院任副教授﹑教授和名譽教授﹐兼任該校航空及航天工程系控制﹑導航組組長及人...
  • Brandon Lee 李國豪 (1965 - 1993)
    After a promising start in action movies and the signing of a multi-film contract with 20th Century Fox, Brandon Lee, son of martial arts expert and actor Bruce Lee , had his promising career cut short...

Chinese Americans are Americans who have full or partial Han Chinese ancestry. Chinese Americans constitute one group of overseas Chinese and also a subgroup of East Asian Americans, which is further a subgroup of Asian Americans. Many Chinese Americans are immigrants along with their descendants from mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan, as well as from other regions that include large populations of the Chinese diaspora, especially Southeast Asia and some Western countries like Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, and Brazil.

The Chinese American community is the largest overseas Chinese community outside of Asia. It is also the third largest in the Chinese diaspora, behind the Chinese communities in Thailand and Malaysia. The Chinese American community comprises the largest ethnic group of Asian Americans, comprising 25.9% of the Asian American population as of 2010. Americans of Chinese descent, including those with partial Chinese ancestry constitute 1.2% of the total U.S. population as of 2010. According to the 2010 census, the Chinese American population numbered approximately 3.8 million. In 2010, half of Chinese-born people living in the United States resided in the states of California and New York.

The Committee of 100 (百人會) includes some of the most accomplished Chinese Americans.