Log in or sign up to add this lesson to a Custom Course. Log in or Sign up. Japan, China, and India are some of the most important countries when it comes to technological developments and contributions to the world. Interestingly enough, many Asian nations had, up until even the relatively recent past, been isolated from the rest of the world for various political reasons. But when they opened themselves up to trade and the exchange of information, they became booming powerhouses of technological innovation. That doesn't mean they never contributed technological innovations in the distant past, as you'll soon learn.
Key facts about Asian Americans, a diverse and growing population
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Asian Americans are Americans of Asian ancestry. The term refers to a panethnic group that includes diverse populations, which have ancestral origins in East Asia , South Asia , or Southeast Asia , as defined by the U. Census Bureau. Although migrants from Asia have been in parts of the contemporary United States since the 17th century, large-scale immigration did not begin until the midth century. Nativist immigration laws during the s—s excluded various Asian groups, eventually prohibiting almost all Asian immigration to the continental United States. After immigration laws were reformed during the s—60s, abolishing national origins quotas , Asian immigration increased rapidly.
Celebrating the Contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders
The award follows the same rotational pattern by area that is used for other nominations. The sitting President corresponding to the council submitting nominations for the award traditionally has had the most input in determining the award, which ultimately is approved by the AAS Board. Throughout her career, she has demonstrated a willingness to take risks and to go beyond conventional disciplinary norms.
The U. Asian population is diverse. A record 20 million Asian Americans trace their roots to more than 20 countries in East and Southeast Asia and the Indian subcontinent, each with unique histories, cultures, languages and other characteristics.