Digital Resources

MOCA Heroes Digital Magazines

MOCA Heroes is a series of FREE digital, non-fiction magazines that explore the lives of Chinese American trailblazers. Stay tuned for upcoming editions-- share widely!

MOCA Heroes: Chinese Railroad Workers

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Learn about the lives and experiences of the Chinese railroad workers who built America's first transcontinental railroad.


MOCA Heroes: Yung Wing

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Who was Yung Wing? Yung Wing (1828-1912) was the first Chinese immigrant to graduate from an overseas college at Yale University! He established the Chinese Education Mission (CEM) to send Chinese students to study in the United States, creating a generation of cultural ambassadors. Learn more by reading the full magazine. Best for grades 6-8. 


Daisy's Afternoon at MOCA Family Guides

Meet Daisy and her brother Bowling Ball as they introduce you to the Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) and all the neat artifacts you can see here on your visit! Consider questions like: What was life like for the first Chinese immigrants who moved to America? What customs and traditions did they bring along with them? How did the Chinese American community come together? What were their struggles and accomplishments?


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Click here to read in Chinese!

Click here to read in Spanish!

Homework & Research Help

Are you writing a paper on Chinese American history? Don't know where to start? 


Check out our interactive Chinese American history timeline!