PBS

Origin of Everything

Why Do We Say "Asian American" Not "Oriental"?

Season 1 Episode 35 | 6m 59s

Loading Player...

The word Oriental is hundred of years old, so why do Americans no longer use the word “Oriental”? And how did the word “Asian American” take its place? Watch this week’s Origin of Everything to find out.

Aired: 07/10/18 | Rating: NR

More Episodes

See all Episodes

Explore Digital Studios Shows

Sign into PBS

By creating an account, you acknowledge that PBS may share your information with our member stations and our respective service providers, and that you have read and understand the Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

Confirm Your Local Station

To help you find your favorite shows and great local content, we've selected a PBS station in your area.

Please confirm that WETA is your preferred local station, or choose another station below.