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February is African American History Month. Learn about Tucson's African American community in our website In The Steps of Esteban


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Gung hei fat choi! The Chinese year 4710 begins on Jan. 23, 2012. Learn more about Southern Arizona's Chinese community.


Unidentified Chinese man in traditional dress
Unidentified Chinese man in traditional dress


Historical Perspective

Tucson's Chinatown including images from the 1968 Tucson Urban Renewal Project

Southern Pacific Railroad Workers

Chinese In Northern Mexico



Esther Don Tang

Don Wah and Fok Yut Ngan



The Tapestry of Tucson: The Chinese American Heritage. [QuickTime] 2004


Digital Stories

On January 25, 2008, about 120 people attended The Legacy of Gold Mountain: Chinese Immigrant Families in Southern Arizona. Organized by Pima Community College as the first of its new Discovering Southern Arizona series, it was held at the beautiful Tucson Chinese Cultural Center and featured presentations by David Tang, Yen "Gary" Low, and Pasty Lee. These digital stories can be watched in QuickTime or iTunes U.


Research Articles

Fong, Lawrence M. Sojourners and Settlers: The Chinese Experience in Arizona.The Journal of Arizona History, Volume 21, Autumn 1980, p. 1 - 30.

Hu-Dehart, Evelyn. Immigrants to a Developing Society: the Chinese in Northern Mexico, 1875-1932. The Journal of Arizona History, Volume 21, Autumn 1980, p. 49- 86.

Pugsley, Andrea. "AS I KILL THIS CHICKEN SO May I BE PUNISHED IF I TELL AN UNTRUTH" Chinese Opposition to Legal Discrimination in Arizona Territory. The Journal of Arizona History, Volume 44, Summer 2003, p. 170-190.

Reisdorfer, Kathryn. CHARLEY HONG, RACISM, AND THE POWER OF THE PRESS IN JEROME, ARIZONA TERRITORY, 1909. The Journal of Arizona History, Volume 44, Summer 2003, p. 133-146.

Tintle, Rhonda. A History of Chinese Immigration Into Arizona Territory: A Frontier Culture in the American West [PDF]. Master's Thesis, University of Oklahoma, 2006.

Wang, Wensheng. The First Chinese In Tucson: New Evidence on a Puzzling Question. The Journal of Arizona History, Volume 43, Winter 2002, p. 369-380.


Student Essay

"The Chinese Lion Dance," contributed by Zachary Roth Istrin and Kenny Parmelee; MUS 334 Professor Sturman, September 30, 2002