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Some Asian Americans of Achievement

Reaching Critical Mass: Asian Americans In California

July 13, 1998|ROB HERNANDEZ / Los Angeles Times

Arts & Letters

I.M. Pei, architect

Deepak Chopra, physician-author

Yo-Yo Ma, cellist

Amy Tan, writer

Maya Lin, sculptor

David Henry Hwang, playwright


Politics & Law

Joyce L. Kennard, California Supreme Court justice

Ming W. Chin, California Supreme Court justice

Gary Locke, governor of Washington

Daniel K. Inouye, U.S. senator from Hawaii

Matt Fong, California state treasurer


Business & Technology

Andrea Jung, Avon Products president

Robert C. Nakasone, Toys R Us chief executive

Jerry Yang, Yahoo! co-founder

Vera Wang, fashion designer

William Mow, Bugle Boy Industries chairman

Andrew Cherng, Panda Express founder


Entertainment & Media

Connie Chung, TV newscaster

Sonny Mehta, president, Alfred Knopf Publishers

James Iha, Smashing Pumpkins guitarist

Tia Carrere, film actor

Dean Cain, plays TV's Superman


Science & Academia

Chang-Lin Tien, former UC Berkeley chancellor

Dr. David Ho, AIDS researcher

Kalpana Chawla, Shuttle astronaut

Steven Chu, 1997 Nobel Prize winner in physics.

T. Y. Lin, inventor of pre-stressed concrete



Tiger Woods, golfer

Kristi Yamaguchi, ice skater

Michael Chang, tennis player

Sammy Lee, Olympic diver

Michelle Kwan, ice skater


Compiled by Times researcher Jacquelyn Cenacveira

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