Alan Chin

Alan Chin

Alan Chin was born and raised in New York City’s Chinatown. Since 1996, he has worked in China, the former Yugoslavia, Afghanistan, Egypt, Iraq, Central Asia, and Ukraine, as well as extensively in the United States. He is a contributing photographer to The New York Times and many other publications, an Adjunct Professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, and his work is in the collections of the Museum Of Modern Art and the Detroit Institute of Art. The New York Times twice nominated Alan for the Pulitzer Prize for coverage of the Kosovo conflict in 1999 and 2000.

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How New York’s Museum of Chinese in America tells ‘the history of people excluded’

When fire ravaged the New York building containing the archives of the Museum of Chinese in America early this year, it was feared the history they held would be lost forever.

20 Jun 2020 - 6:50AM

When fire ravaged the New York building containing the archives of the Museum of Chinese in America early this year, it was feared the history they held would be lost forever.

How New York’s Museum of Chinese in America tells ‘the history of people excluded’
The Chinese who built America’s Transcontinental railroad are recognised, at last

The First Transcontinental Railroad changed America, but the men who had toiled on the tracks were erased from history. On the 150th anniversary of its inauguration, Chinese-Americans gather to set the record straight.

27 May 2019 - 11:29AM

The First Transcontinental Railroad changed America, but the men who had toiled on the tracks were erased from history. On the 150th anniversary of its inauguration, Chinese-Americans gather to set the record straight.

The Chinese who built America’s Transcontinental railroad are recognised, at last