The Life and Career of Larry Kwong


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Welcome to Episode 40 of the Asian American History 101 podcast! Our main story is on the life of Larry Kwong, the first person to break the color barrier in the National Hockey League. Nicknamed The China Clipper and King Kwong, he hasn’t gotten nearly enough recognition for his many accomplishments. We begin this episode with an apology to KoRoot for messing up their name last episode. And we close the episode with a segment on the origin of describing Asians as “yellow.” To read more about Larry Kwong, check out King Kwong: Larry Kwong, The China Clipper Who Broke the NHL Colour Barrier by Paula Johanson. Continue to learn more and visit our site at or for social media. If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, email us at


  • 0:26 Reflecting on 40 Episodes and Apologies to KoRoot
  • 3:34 The Life and Career of Larry Kwong
  • 16:10 Say What? The Origin of Calling Asians Yellow

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