Taiwanese Americans are people in the US whose families come from Taiwan. As many as a fourth of all Chinese Americans are Taiwanese. Most of the Chinese who came to the US in the 1960s and 1970s came from Taiwan.
- Population: 230,000 to 919,000 in 2010.
- Languages: English, Mandarin, Taiwanese, Hakka.
- Location: Half live in California, many others live in New York and Texas.
- Nobel Prizes:
- 1976: Samuel Ting, Physics;
- 1986: Yuan Tseh Lee, Chemistry;
- 1997: Steven Chu, Physics.
- Helped to found: Yahoo!, YouTube, Garmin, Nautica, Panda Express.
- Some famous Taiwanese Americans:
- Lucy Liu, actress;
- Jeremy Lin, NBA;
- Lisa Ling, journalist (pictured above);
- Connie Chung, journalist;
- Jerry Yang, billionaire, co-founder of Yahoo!;
- Steve Chen, designer of Cray supercomputers;
- Wen Ho Lee, nuclear physicist, falsely accused of spying for communist China;
- Ang Lee, film director, “Eat Drink Man Woman”…
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