Additional Resources

Walking Tour

On Thursday, September 21, 2017, Artist Zhi Lin and Chuck Morrison of the Tacoma Historical Society led a walking tour teaching of the  lost histories of the Chinese migrants and former residents, with sites of historical significance in downtown Tacoma.   View the map and take your own tour here.

Web Resources

Blog and Media Links


  • Forbidden Citizens: Chinese Exclusion and the US Congress by Martin Gold
  • Escape to Gold Mountain: An Immigrant Story by David H.T. Wong
  • Coming Home in Gold Brocade: Chinese in Early Northwest America by Bennet Bronson and Chuimei Ho
  • Chinese in Washington State by Art and Doug Chin
  • Reflections of Seattle’s Chinese Americans: The First 100 Years by Ron Chew and Cassie Chinn

Videos and Documentaries

Local and Regional Organizations

Other Institutions


Tacoma Art Museum has a number of works in the permanent collection by contemporary Asian American  artists like Roger Shimomura, Mian Situ, Patti Warashina, Akio Takamori, and  Bi Wei Liang. Peruse the TAM eMuseum even when the galleries are closed.

Past exhibitions featuring such artists include: