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Asian American History 101

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Aug 23, 2021

Welcome to Episode 45 of the Asian American History 101 podcast! It’s finally happening. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings… The first superhero of Asian descent to lead a feature in the Marvel Cinematic Universe!  Our main segment is all about the comic book history of Shang-Chi, but we also talk about the very first Asian superhero and Asian American superhero in U.S. comic books. We also talk about being part of the Joy Ruckus Club 4 Festival. We’ll be broadcasting on Monday, August 30th at 7pm PST. Get your tickets here to see us on video and listen to some great Asian music at the festival! And finally, we celebrate the work of Phil Yeh and Cartoonists Across America. To learn more, please visit our site at or for social media. If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, email us at


  • 0:26 Joy Rucks Festival Announcement and Thoughts on Shang-Chi
  • 07:22 The History of Shang-Chi
  • 17:55 The First Asian and Asian American Superhero
  • 21:33 Phil Yeh, The Godfather of the Modern Graphic Novel