Maxine Hong Kingston, 71She has contributed to the feminist movement with such works as her memoir The Woman Warrior, which discusses gender and ethnicity and how these concepts affect the lives of women. Kingston has received several awards for her contributions to Chinese American Literature including the National Book Award for Nonfiction in 1981 for China Men.
As a gifted surgeon, respected humanitarian and skilled campaigner, Dr Victor Chang was a pioneer of the modern era of heart transplantation. He was murdered in 1991 as he drove to work and in 2000 Dr Victor Chang was named Australian of the Century by the people of Australia.
On April 17th in 2010, Vera Wang accepted the Leadership in the Arts Award by the Harvard-Radcliffe Asian American Association at their annual charity fashion show. With her various lines, including her couture bridal collection and her diffusion line, Simply Vera by Vera Wang, she has been an inspirational and influential designer. Subscribe to daily Fashion History facts on our blog! #fashion #bridal #tifh