AAS101 Xun Aileen Gu 5.5.2011 History never passed by The Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience gives me a opportunity to take a close look to Asian immigrants’ history. What I learnt for lecture and the reading material is more like a abstract story, but from videos, interviews and experience of immigrants I learnt these history as real men’s life and suffering. “ He was Chinese just like me” from the notebook, on which visitors left their comments about their memory of Wing Luke Museum, I read a sentence like this. Visiting the museum gives me a strong sense of what is American and what is Asian. The museum collected objects from the community and gathered hundreds of stories, which illuminate the Asian Pacific islander American experience. As Wing believed “it was important to have a museum to preserve our rich and diverse Asian heritage.” As I observed, every corner of the Museum continues as a tribute to Wing Luke’s vision of historic preservation, cultural pride and social activism. “Preserving the ties and institutions that are part of our cultural heritage is not
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Immigration to the United States, Hispanic and Latino Americans, Demographics of the United States, Wing Luke Museum