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					Chicago's Chinatown
     CHICAGO’S CHINATOWN
 BRAINSTORMING (WHAT DO WE KNOW?)
 Where exactly is Chinatown?
 Are there other Chinatown’s in Chicago?
     If yes, then where?
 What pushed the Chinese out of China?
 What pulled the Chinese to America and then
  to Chicago?
 What foods are served in Chinatown?
 What is your sign according to the Chinese
  calendar?
                         Demographics
   Chicago’s Chinatown is on the near South Side and
    considered an ethnic-Chinese neighborhood

   Centered by 22nd St. and on Cermak and Wentworth
    Avenues.

   Chicago, IL: holds the title for the 17th city that host the
    largest amount of Chinese-Americans:
    –   Hawaii (Honolulu)
    –   California (San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Jose)
    –   New York (Manhattan)
    –   Washington (Seattle)
    –   Texas (Dallas, Houston, Plano)
    –   Massachusetts (Boston)
    –   Colorado (Denver)
    –   New Jersey (New Jersey City)
STREET INTERSECTIONS
    Founding of Chinatown in Chicago
   T.C. Moy arrived in Chicago
    in 1878


   Considered to be the first
    Chinese pioneer in the city.


   Found Chicagoans more
    acceptable to Chinese
    culture than the people on
    the Pacific Coast; urged
    more Chinese to move
              1ST WAVE OF CHINESE
                  IMMIGRATION
   PUSH FACTORS

 Scarce land/property
 Persecutions
    – Religious
    – Political (Government)
   Poverty
    – Famine
   No Jobs
         1ST WAVE OF CHINESE
             IMMIGRATION
   PULL FACTORS

 New Life
 Promise of freedom
    – Religious
    – Political (Government)
 Job Opportunity
 Plentiful Land
Chinese Immigration Laws
               Chinese in Chicago faced
                immigration laws

               Had the same man and
                woman ratio (100:1) as
                in other parts of America
                in 1870-1920
                    2ND WAVE OF CHINESE
                        IMMIGRATION
   The largest influx (arrival) of Chinese
    came in 1950s

     – Communist Government (Mao Zedong)
            Religious/Political Persecutions (To Live)


     – Lenient immigration laws

     – Improved Chinese-American relationship

   Post World War II industrialization
    was a huge pull for the Chinese to enter
    America

   By 1970, Chicago ranked fourth in
    Chinese population in America
                 CHINATOWN
   Chinatown Chicago offers:
    Hub for Chinese people in the Chicagoland
    Business center for Chinese in the Midwest
    Popular tourist destination and locals alike
    Banks
    Restaurants
    Gift shops
    Grocery stores
    Chinese medicine stores
                         Historical Figures
   Sun-Yet Sen
     – Founder of the Republic of China



   Chinese revolutionist
     – Major figure in the 1911 revolution to remove the
       Emperor from power for the first time in Chinese
       history
     – Gave people the ability to vote for their leaders



   So when Dr. Sun Yat Sen said ―The World
    Belongs to the Commonwealth‖ as seen
    on the Chinatown Gate, that was his way of
    saying that people should be able to decide
    the way their country is run.
                            Tong
   Chinese immigrants traveled
    in Tongs—small groups.

   Some stayed, but most
    came with hopes of
    returning to China someday.

   Early Chinese population in
    America was primarily male
    at this time
    – Slow to form families and
      settle down
FOODS in CHINATOWN

				
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