Response to @pants_are_evil: "May as well cover us all. I'm sure you have it cooking, but here's an official Asian American request."
"Pants are evil, and speaking of cooking: television chef, restaurateur, and author Joyce Chen invented and patented the handled flat-bottom stir fry pan that she called the Peking Wok in 1971. Particle physicist Chien-Shiung Wu worked on the Manhattan Project during World War II, and conducted what became known as the Wu Experiment in 1956, providing a means of operationally defining left and right without reference to the human body; two men received the Nobel Prize in Physics the following year for the results. Chemist Vivian Wing-Wah Yam's research into organic electroluminescent diodes has facilitated the development of greater resolution in thinner technology screens, and Asteroid 83363 Yamwingwah was named in her honor in 2001. Civil Rights Activist Yuri Kochiyama spent three years at the War Relocation Authority internment camp at Jerome, Arkansas before moving to New York, where she met el-Hajj Malik el-Shabazz, otherwise known as Malcolm X, who she worked with for two years until he was assassinated in 1965 and died in her arms. And if we may dip momentarily into legend, the Empress Xi Ling-Shi is credited with discovering the silkworm, inventing the silk loom, and founding the entire practice of sericulture about 4660 years ago."
- Xi Ling-Shi (ZHEE ling-SHE)