The Life and Career of Chien Shiung Wu

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Welcome to Season 2, Episode 12! Do you know who the Chinese Marie Curie was? Chien-Shiung Wu was one of the greatest physicists ever and faced racism and sexism here in the U.S. in her professional journey. She overcame it to become a key physicist with research that helped the Manhattan Project goals as well as two other physicists who would win the Nobel Peace Prize. We also take time to do an update on Anti-Asian violence and hate acts. It’s amazing that even a year after Atlanta, the U.S. hasn’t gotten significantly safer for Asian Pacific Americans. Our closing segment is on the new Pixar animated feature Turning Red, written and directed by Domee Shi. This is the first U.S. created feature film that focuses on a main character of Asian descent. We talk a little about the controversial/racist review of the film by CinemaBlend and then discuss what we loved about it. For previous episodes and information, please visit our site at https://asianamericanhistory101.libsyn.com or https://linktr.ee/AAHistory101 for social media. If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, email us at info@1882media.com.

Segments

  • 00:25 An Update on Anti-Asian Violence
  • 03:24 The Life and Career of Chien-Shiung Wu
  • 19:49 What Are We Watching? Turning Red by Domee Shi

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