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One of the formal entrances or Paifang to Chinatown in London, in Soho around Gerrard Street, Lisle Street and Shaftesbury Avenue
One of the formal entrances or Paifang to Chinatown in London, in Soho around Gerrard Street, Lisle Street and Shaftesbury Avenue

A Chinatown is a section of an urban area associated with a large number of Chinese within a city outside the majority-Chinese countries of Greater China and Singapore. Chinatowns are most common in East Asia, Southeast Asia, Australia, North America and the United Kingdom. Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... This is a list of Chinatowns (urban regions containing a large population of Chinese people within a non-Chinese society) in select countries. ... Chinatown is a general name for an urban region containing a large population of Chinese people within a non-Chinese society Chinatown was a movie directed by Roman Polanski. ... Download high resolution version (500x663, 131 KB)Chinatown, London. ... Download high resolution version (500x663, 131 KB)Chinatown, London. ... One of the formal entrances or Paifang to Chinatown in London, England. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Cast-iron architecture in Greene Street SoHo is a neighborhood in the New York City borough of Manhattan. ... For other uses, see City (disambiguation). ... Greater China in dark green, and areas with strong Chinese cultural influence in light green Greater China (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; Pinyin: ), or simply 大华/大華, is a term referring collectively to both the territories administered by the Peoples Republic of China as well as Hong Kong and Macau, and territories... East Asia Geographic East Asia. ... Location of Southeast Asia Southeast Asia is a subregion of Asia. ... North America North America is a continent [1] in the Earths northern hemisphere and (chiefly) western hemisphere. ...


In the past, overcrowded Chinatowns in urban areas were generally shunned by the non-Chinese public as ethnic ghettos, and seen as places of vice and cultural insularity where "unassimilable foreigners" congregated. Nowadays, many old and new Chinatowns are considered significant centers of commercialism and tourism. Some of them also serve, to various degrees, as centers of multiculturalism. Vice is a practice or habit that is considered immoral, depraved, and/or degrading in the associated society. ... Commercialism, in its original meaning, is the practices, methods, aims, and spirit of commerce or business. ... Tourist redirects here. ... The term multiculturalism generally refers to a state of both cultural and ethnic diversity within the demographics of a particular social space. ...


Many Chinatowns are focused on commercial tourism whereas others are actual living and working communities; some are a synthesis of both. Chinatowns also range from rundown ghettos to modern sites of recent development. In some, recent investments have revitalized run-down and blighted areas and turned them into centers of economic and social activity. In some cases, this has led to gentrification and a reduction in the specifically Chinese character of the neighborhoods. In San Francisco, during the mid-1960s, the bohemian center of the city shifted from the old Beat enclave of North Beach to Haight-Ashbury (pictured) as a response to gentrification. ...


Many Chinatowns have a long history, such as Shinchimachi, the nearly three-century old Chinatown in Nagasaki, Japan, or Yaowarat Road in Bangkok, which was founded by Chinese traders more than 200 years ago. Melbourne Chinatown, established in the Victorian gold rush in 1854, is the longest continuously running Chinatown outside of Asia (San Francisco Chinatown was built earlier during the California Gold Rush, but rebuilt after it was destroyed by earthquakes). Other Chinatowns are much newer, for example, the Chinatown in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. formed in the 1990s. Most Chinatowns grew without any organized plans, while a very few (such as the one in Las Vegas and a new area outside the city limits of Seoul, South Korea to be completed by late 2005) were developed following deliberate plans (sometimes as part of redevelopment projects to better the location). Indeed, many areas of the world promote the commercial development and redevelopment (or regeneration) of Chinatowns, such as Germany, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. Megane-bashi, the Eyeglasses Bridge Nagasaki (長崎市; -shi) is the capital and the largest city of Nagasaki Prefecture located at the south-western coast of Kyushu, Japan. ... Yaowarat Road during daytime Yaowarat Road at night Bangkoks Chinatown is located on Yaowarat Road (เยาวราช) in Samphanthawong district. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Victorian gold rush was a period in the history of Victoria in Australia between approximately 1851 and the early 1860s. ... The California Gold Rush (1848–1855) began shortly after January 24, 1848 (when gold was discovered at Sutters Mill in Coloma). ... For further information, see Las Vegas metropolitan area and Las Vegas Strip. ... This article is about the U.S. State of Nevada. ... For other uses of terms redirecting here, see US (disambiguation), USA (disambiguation), and United States (disambiguation) Motto In God We Trust(since 1956) (From Many, One; Latin, traditional) Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City National language English (de facto)1 Demonym American... Short name Statistics Location map Map of location of Seoul. ...

Chinatown in Vancouver, BC, Canada.
The gate to Montreal's Chinatown which has Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Vietnamese restaurants inside the complex.
The gate to Montreal's Chinatown which has Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Vietnamese restaurants inside the complex.

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History of the earliest Chinatowns by region

New York City is home to three Chinatowns in North America. The oldest is centered on Mott Street in Manhattan.
New York City is home to three Chinatowns in North America. The oldest is centered on Mott Street in Manhattan.

Trading centres populated mainly by Chinese men and their native wives had existed throughout Southeast Asia for many years but emigration to other parts of the world from China accelerated in the 1860s with the enactment of the Treaty of Peking, which opened the border for free movement. The early emigrants came primarily from coastal province of Guangdong and Fujian (Fukien) — where Cantonese, Min Nan (Hokkien), Hakka, and Chaozhou (Teochew, Chiu Chow) are largely spoken — in southeastern China. Initially, the Qing government of China was unconcerned by the emigration of this population as they were likely considered socially undesirable and "traitorous" to China. Moneymaking was also frowned upon in Confucianist China, which Chinese migrants were intending to earn wages as sojourners. However, the Chinese were not a unified group but were divided upon sub-ethnic/linguistic lines, as feuds between those of Cantonese (Punti) and Hakka stocks were common. Generally, there were also sub-divisions based on Chinese clans/surnames. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 896 KB) Description: Entrance to the Chinatown in Yokohama, Japan. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 896 KB) Description: Entrance to the Chinatown in Yokohama, Japan. ... Yokohama Chinatowns Goodwill Gate Yokohama Chinatowns East Gate Temple in Yokohama Chinatown Yokohama Chinatown (Japanese: 横浜中華街, yokohama chÅ«kagai; Traditional Chinese: 橫濱中華街; Mandarin Pinyin: ; Cantonese Jyutping: Waang4 ban1 zung1 waa4 gaai1) is located in Yokohama, Japan. ... This article is on all of the Northern Chinese dialects. ... For the town of Yokohama in Aomori Prefecture, see Yokohama, Aomori. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2452x1769, 1507 KB) Canal Street in Chinatown in New York City. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2452x1769, 1507 KB) Canal Street in Chinatown in New York City. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... North America North America is a continent [1] in the Earths northern hemisphere and (chiefly) western hemisphere. ... A busy scene on Mott Street Mott Street is a narrow but busy thoroughfare that runs in a north-south direction in downtown Manhattan. ... For other uses, see Manhattan (disambiguation). ... The Convention of Peking (October 18, 1860), also known as the First Convention of Peking, was a treaty between the Qing Government of China and the British Empire, and between China and France, and China and Russia. ... Not to be confused with the former Kwantung Leased Territory in north-eastern China. ...   (Chinese: ; pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Fu-chien; Postal map spelling: Fukien, Foukien; local transliteration Hokkien from Min Nan Hok-kiàn) is one of the provinces on the southeast coast of the Peoples Republic of China. ... Mǐn N n (Chinese: 閩南語), also spelt as Minnan or Min-nan; native name B ; literally means Southern Min or Southern Fujian and refers to the local language/dialect of southern Fujian province, China. ... For other uses, see Hakka (disambiguation). ... Chaozhou (Chinese: 潮州 lit. ... A Confucian temple in Wuwei, Peoples Republic of China. ...

Gate of Chinatown In Portland, Oregon
Gate of Chinatown In Portland, Oregon

Taishanese and Cantonese settled in the first North American (United States, Canada), Australian, and Latin American Chinatowns (Cuba, Mexico, Peru). Most of them were brought as coolie slaves to build the railroad. As a group, the Cantonese are linguistically and ethnically distinct from other groups in China with migrants especially coming mostly from the Siyi and Sanyi regions (with various variations of spoken Cantonese) of Guangdong; Cantonese remained the dominant language and heritage of many Chinatowns in Western countries until the 1970s. Due to laws in some countries barring the importation of Chinese wives[citation needed] (for fear of the perceived Yellow Peril), some Chinatowns emerged as bachelor’s societies where males dominated and the male-to-female ratio population was generally skewed. In Latin America, many Cantonese-speaking migrants arrived as indentured labourers particularly in Peru (to work in the deadly guano fields) and Cuba (to labor in sugar plantations) giving those countries substantial Chinatowns. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 793 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2670 × 2020 pixel, file size: 871 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 793 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2670 × 2020 pixel, file size: 871 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Nickname: Location of Portland in Multnomah County and the state of Oregon Coordinates: , Country State Counties Multnomah County Incorporated February 8, 1851 Government  - Mayor Tom Potter[1]  - Commissioners Sam Adams Randy Leonard Dan Saltzman Erik Sten  - Auditor Gary Blackmer Area  - Total 376. ... Taishan (台山; Mandarin: Táishān; Cantonese: Toisan; Taishanese: Hoisan, Other: Toishan, Toisaan) is a coastal county-level city in Guangdong Province, China. ... Coolie labourer circa 1900 in Zhenjiang, China. ... The Yellow Terror In All His Glory, 1899 editorial cartoon Yellow Peril (sometimes Yellow Terror) was a color metaphor for race that originated in the late nineteenth century with immigration of Chinese laborers to various Western countries, notably the United States, and later to the Japanese during the mid 20th...


The Hokkien and Teochew (both groups speaking the Minnan sub-group of Chinese dialects), along with Cantonese are the dominant group in Southeast Asian Chinatowns. Chinese migrants also pioneered some major Southeast Asian cities, such as Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and hence Chinese influence is felt there. The Hakka groups established Chinatowns in Africa (particularly Mauritius), Latin America and the Caribbean. Northern Chinese settled in Korea in the 1940s. Mǐn Nán (Chinese: 閩南語), also spelt as Minnan or Min-nan; native name Bân-lâm-gú; literally means Southern Min or Southern Fujian and refers to the local language/dialect of southern Fujian province, China. ... Kuala Lumpurs landmark, the PETRONAS Twin Towers Kuala Lumpur (Jawi:كوالا لمبور) is the largest city in Malaysia and the capital of the federation. ... A world map showing the continent of Africa Africa is the worlds second-largest and second most-populous continent, after Asia. ... West Indies redirects here. ...


In Europe, early Chinese were generally seamen who jumped ship and began to provide services for other Chinese mariners. In the nineteenth century and early twentieth century the United Kingdom treated China as part of its unofficial Empire employing Chinese in its merchant marine in significant numbers. Consequently, from the 1890s onwards, significant Chinese communities grew up in London and Liverpool - the main ports for the China trade. However, these communities were a mixture of Chinese men, their British wives and their Eurasian children. Moreover, they were generally inhabited by those Chinese catering for Chinese seamen. The majority spread throughout these cities usually operating laundries at this time. Eurasian, also Euroasian or Euro-Asian can mean: Eurasian may be used as a slang term to refer to people of Asian decent, living in European countries who have no other traits of being Asian other then the fact that they look it. ...


France received a large settlement of Chinese immigrant laborers, mostly from the city of Wenzhou, Zhejiang province of China (to this day, France continues to attract many Chinese immigrants from this particular province; Paris’ newest Chinatown in Belleville is heavily influenced by such immigrants). Chinatowns are also found in the Indian cities of Calcutta (once Hakka influenced) and Bombay. Wenzhou (Simplified Chinese: 温州; Traditional Chinese: 溫州; Hanyu Pinyin: ) is a prefecture-level city with a population of 873,000 in southeastern Zhejiang province, Peoples Republic of China. ... This article is on Calcutta/Kolkata, the city. ... This article or section should be merged with Mumbai Mumbai (previously known as Bombay) is the worlds most populous conurbation, and is the sixth most populous agglomeration in the world. ...


By the late 1970s, the Vietnam War also played a significant part in the development and redevelopment of various Chinatowns in developed Western countries. As a result, many Chinatowns have become pan-Asian business districts and residential neighborhoods. By contrast, most Chinatowns in the past were solely inhabited by Chinese from southeastern China. Combatants Republic of Vietnam United States Republic of Korea Thailand Australia New Zealand The Philippines National Front for the Liberation of South Vietnam Democratic Republic of Vietnam People’s Republic of China Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea Strength US 1,000,000 South Korea 300,000 Australia 48,000...


Historic Chinatowns such as San Francisco (see Chinatowns in North America#Northern California) has had a significant influence on the perception of Chinatowns in western countries. Although, in reality it and other North American Chinatowns fall outside the tradition of Chinese settlement in having significant numbers of Chinese women. This article surveys individual Chinatowns in North America. ... For alternative meanings for The West in the United States, see the U.S. West and American West. ...


Asia

Yaowarat Road, Chinatown in Bangkok
Yaowarat Road, Chinatown in Bangkok
Main article: Chinatowns in Asia

Yaowarat Road, Bangkok, Thailand Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1200x1600, 442 KB) Summary From Chinatown, Bangkok. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1200x1600, 442 KB) Summary From Chinatown, Bangkok. ... Chinatowns in Asia are widespread with a large concentration of overseas Chinese in East Asia and Southeast Asia and ethnic Chinese whose ancestors came from southern China - particularly the provinces of Guangdong, Fujian, and Hainan - and settled in countries such as Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, the Philippines... Yaowarat Road during daytime Yaowarat Road at night Bangkoks Chinatown is located on Yaowarat Road (เยาวราช) in Samphanthawong district. ...


Established in the 1700s, Chinatown is located in one of the oldest areas in Bangkok. It was set up by Chinese traders who came in junks to trade with Thailand (Siam) during the Rattanakosin period, about 1700s. By the end of 1891, King Rama V had cut many roads, Yaowarat Road is one of them. Therefore Chinatown doesn't consist of only Yaowarat Road, but also covers others such as: Charoen Krung Road, Mungkorn Road, Songwat Road, Songsawat Road, Chakkrawat Road etc. Yaowarat is the centre of the area. The path of the road is like the dragon's curvy body, making it an ideal location for business.

Yokohama Chinatown's Goodwill Gate
The Kuan Yin Temple (Kwan Yin Si) is a local place of worship for Burmese Chinese in Bago and serves as a Mandarin school for the local community.

Tayote Tan, Yangon, Myanmar Image File history File links Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1224 × 1632 pixel, file size: 258 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Copy from Japanese wikipedia. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1224 × 1632 pixel, file size: 258 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Copy from Japanese wikipedia. ... Yokohama Chinatowns Goodwill Gate Yokohama Chinatowns East Gate Temple in Yokohama Chinatown Yokohama Chinatown (Japanese: 横浜中華街, yokohama chūkagai; Traditional Chinese: 橫濱中華街; Mandarin Pinyin: ; Cantonese Jyutping: Waang4 ban1 zung1 waa4 gaai1) is located in Yokohama, Japan. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (1600 × 1200 pixel, file size: 2. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (1600 × 1200 pixel, file size: 2. ... Yangon (also known as Rangoon) is the largest city of Burma. ...


Meaning Chinese Roads or Quarters, it covers almost a fifth of downtown Yangon. The lay-out of Chinatown dates back to the British expansion of Yangon, around the 1850s, thus being as old as the downtown.


Binondo District of Manila, The Philippines Binondo is a enclave in Manila primarily populated by overseas Chinese who chose to live in the Philippines. ... For other meanings of the word, see Manila (disambiguation). ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ...


Prior to the arrival of the Spaniards in 1571, trade between ethnic Filipino Malays and Chinese traders was already established in pre-colonial Manila. Manila's Chinatown is one of the oldest in Asia, established sometime in the late 17th century. It is home to many ethnic Chinese who left the Chinese mainland for a home in the Philippines. Binondo is a stone's throw away from the District of Intramuros, which was the Philippine's administrative capital under Spanish rule. The district was within the range of Intramuros' canons to quell any uprising the Chinese could have started. Binondo became a center of commerce during the American colonial era of the Philippines, since the Chinese were known to be experts in trading and finance. Banks, department stores, restaurants, insurance companies, nearly all giant commercial establishments were built in Binondo, the most prominent of which are located in the Escolta Avenue, though these are somewhat out of vogue and dilapidated today. World War II destroyed much of Binondo's commercial establishments. After the war, most companies relocated to Makati, the current central business district of Metro Manila. For other meanings of the word, see Manila (disambiguation). ... Binondo is a enclave in Manila primarily populated by overseas Chinese who chose to live in the Philippines. ... Intramuros circa 1920s Walls of Intramuros, located along the southern bank of the Pasig River, is the oldest among the districts of the city of Manila, the capital of the Philippines. ... Binondo is a enclave in Manila primarily populated by overseas Chinese who chose to live in the Philippines. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... Makati City is one of the most important cities in the Philippines in terms of finance and commerce. ... For the capital city of the Philippines, see Manila. ...


Shinchimachi, Nagasaki, Japan


With the overthrow of the Ming Dynasty by the Qing in the late 17th century, some Chinese (supporters of the Ming) fled to Japan and formed a Chinatown community in Nagasaki before the start of the 18th century, making it (along with the Binondo district of Manila of the Philippines) one of the earliest Chinatowns to be established. Under the isolationist policies of the Tokugawa Shogunate of Japan, Chinese and Dutch traders and settlers were confined to Nagasaki. Trade was subsequently resumed with China and Shinchimachi became a trading hub. Shinchimachi has long been the ethnic Chinese cultural and commercial center in Japan, although it size pales in comparison to its counterpart in Yokohama. For other uses, see Ming. ... Flag (1890-1912) Anthem Gong Jinou (1911) Qing China at its greatest extent. ... Binondo is a enclave in Manila primarily populated by overseas Chinese who chose to live in the Philippines. ... For other meanings of the word, see Manila (disambiguation). ... The following text needs to be harmonized with text in the article History of Japan#Seclusion. ... The Tokugawa shogunate or Tokugawa bakufu (徳川幕府) (also known as the Edo bakufu) was a feudal military dictatorship of Japan established in 1603 by Tokugawa Ieyasu and ruled by the shoguns of the Tokugawa family until 1868. ... For the town of Yokohama in Aomori Prefecture, see Yokohama, Aomori. ...


Cholon, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam


In the early 18th century, Chinese settlers established Chinatowns mainly in Southeast Asia, including the Cholon district of the former Saigon, Vietnam. Cholon was heavily fortified by Chinese to protect against frequent harassment by native Vietnamese Tay Son loyalists. It remains largely a bustling Cantonese-speaking enclave, comprising Districts 5 and 6 of the city, now renamed Ho Chi Minh City. Cholon (Vietnamese: quoc ngu ; chu nom ) is the name of the Chinese district of Ho Chi Minh City (the former Saigon), the largest such Chinatown district in Vietnam. ... Saigon redirects here. ... Tay Son Dynasty Origin of the Tay Son The name of Tay Son is used in many ways referring back to the period of peasant rebellions and decentralized dynasty established between the eras of the Le and Nguyen dynasties. ...


Americas

An intersection in Chinatown, San Francisco.
An intersection in Chinatown, San Francisco.

Chinatown, San Francisco, California, United States As a port city, San Francisco's Chinatown formed in the 1850s and served as a gateway for incoming immigrants who arrived during the California gold rush and construction of the transcontinental railroads of the wild western United States. Chinatown was later reconceptualized as a tourist attraction in the 1910s. Once a community of predominantly Taishanese Chinese-speaking inhabitants, it has remained the preeminent Chinese center in the United States. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 532 pixel Image in higher resolution (900 × 599 pixel, file size: 101 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) (All user names refer to en. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 532 pixel Image in higher resolution (900 × 599 pixel, file size: 101 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) (All user names refer to en. ... This article surveys individual Chinatowns in North America. ... An intersection of Chinatown in San Francisco. ...


Chinatown, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Vancouver's Chinatown is the largest in British Columbia and Canada, and the fourth largest in North America, after New York, NY, Flushing, NY, and San Francisco, CA. Dating back to the late 19th century, the main centre of the older Chinatown is Pender and Main Streets in downtown Vancouver, which is also, along with Victoria's, one of the oldest surviving Chinatowns in North America, and has been the setting for a variety of modern Chinese Canadian culture and literature. Vancouver's Chinatown contains numerous galleries, shops, restaurants, and markets, in addition to the Chinese Cultural Centre and the Dr. Sun Yat Sen Classical Chinese Garden and park; the garden is the first and one of the largest Ming era-style Chinese gardens outside China. Chinatown in Downtown Vancouver with Coast Mountains in the background An upscale suburban Chinese mall in Richmond, the new Chinatown. The Chinatown of Vancouver, British Columbia is the second largest Chinatown in North America (after Chinatown, San Francisco, which is arguably the largest). ... For other uses, see Vancouver (disambiguation). ... Motto: Splendor sine occasu (Latin: Splendour without diminishment) Capital Victoria Largest city Vancouver Official languages English (de facto) Government Lieutenant-Governor Steven Point Premier Gordon Campbell (BC Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament House seats 36 Senate seats 6 Confederation July 20, 1871 (6th province) Area  Ranked 5th Total 944... This article is about the city of Victoria. ... For other uses, see Ming. ...


Chinatown, Toronto, Ontario, Canada In the Greater Toronto Area there are around 50 Chinese malls and plazas selling products shipped over the Pacific. Downtown there are bilingual English-Chinese signs on major streets. Toronto Downtown Chinatown, Spadina & Dundas. ...

The Chinatown Gate in Chinatown, Chicago
The Chinatown Gate in Chinatown, Chicago

Chinatown, Chicago, Illinois, United States What once used to be one street of Chinese restaurants and gift shops has grown to include housing developments, businesses and an outdoor mall. Chinatown Square consists of restaurants, gift shops, doctor's clinics, groceries, banks, and other businesses such as insurance offices, hair saloons and eyeglass shops. Even though the area is constrained by the Red Line train at the east border, the Amtrak railway on the west side, 26th Street along the south end, and the empty railroad lot to the north, the area is growing outward toward McCormick (east), the Loop (north), Bridgeport (south/SW), and Pilsen (west/NW). Most of the Chinese population lives in Bridgeport where it was once dominated by Italians and Irish. Now the population is moving toward McKinley Park and Brighton Park. Chicago has another Chinatown uptown, predominately Chinese-Vietnamese. It is growing, and housing prices are almost double those of the original Chinatown. The Chinatown gate in the Chinatown neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois. ... The Chinatown gate in the Chinatown neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois. ... Nickname: Motto: Urbs in Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in the Chicago metro area and Illinois Coordinates: , Country State Counties Cook, DuPage Settled 1770s Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government  - Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area  - City 234. ... The Chinatown Gate in Chinatown, Chicago, Illinois. ...


Europe

Main article: Chinatowns in Europe

Chinatown, London, United Kingdom Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... This article discusses Chinatowns in Europe. ... Chinatown is highly decorated for special occasions, here for Chinese New Year 2004. ...


London's Chinatown was established in the Limehouse district in the late 19th century as Chinese seamen established themselves in the city. Its reputation has come to define Chinatowns as exotic and dangerous with various vices, such as opium dens and gambling dens (called fan tans), as well as places where white girls disappeared mysteriously. Chinatown served as the setting for classic British anti-Chinese literature such as villainous Dr. Fu Manchu as well as a setting for one Sherlock Holmes story. Its end came as Limehouse was destroyed during The Blitz by the Luftwaffe during the Second World War. With an influx of new immigrants from then British possession of Hong Kong, a new Chinatown (mainly commercial) became established in the Soho district of Central London in the 1950s and 1960s. , Limehouse Town Hall Limehouse is a place in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. ... This article is about the fictional literature character. ... A portrait of Sherlock Holmes by Sidney Paget from the Strand Magazine, 1891 Sherlock Holmes is a fictional detective of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, who first appeared in publication in 1887. ... For other uses, see Blitz. ... The Deutsche Luftwaffe or   (German: air force, IPA: ) is the commonly used term for the German air force. ... Mushroom cloud from the nuclear explosion over Nagasaki rising 18 km into the air. ... Cast-iron architecture in Greene Street SoHo is a neighborhood in the New York City borough of Manhattan. ...


Liverpool, United Kingdom


Similar in many respects to London's original Chinatown in its origins and the inter-marriage between local women and Chinese men, Liverpool's Chinatown never had the glamour of that of the nation's capital - London.


At the beginning of World War Two, however, there were 20,000 Chinese seamen based in the city and London's Chinatown was reduced to insignificance. Hundreds of Chinese sailors settled down with local women and in the war years the city's Eurasian population grew rapidly. By the end of the conflict it numbered around 1,000. With the end of the War the men were forcibly repatriated leaving behind them their wives and their children. Few were ever to see their families again. see: [1]


With the Communist victory in China 1949, men were no longer recruited from the Mainland. Rather they came from Hong Kong and Singapore. Some did settle and marry local women but Liverpool's Chinese or rather Eurasian population had reached its peak and was in decline as they married into the local community.


In the late 1950s a new group of Chinese began to arrive in significant numbers from Hong Kong's New Territories. For the first time Liverpool and London had Chinese Chinatowns. Their mixed race past became forgotten. A major road, Kwong Fuk Road in Tai Po, a town in the New Territories. ...


Chinatown, le quartier chinois, Paris, France


The history, profile and even location, of Paris's Chinatown have followed political changes in both France and Asia in the last 100 years.


During World War I, 140,000 Chinese arrived in France as temporary labour, replacing French male workers who went to the war. Most left after 1918, but a community of 2,000 stayed and created the first Chinatown (l'Ilot Chalon) near the Gare de Lyon. Nothing is left of it today. “The Great War ” redirects here. ... Inside the Gare de Lyon. ...


In the 1930s and 1940s, waves of Wenzhou Chinese settled in Paris and worked as leather workers near the Jewish neighborhood in the 3e arrondissement. Taking over the wholesale trade lost by the Jews during the German occupation of France during World War II, this Chinese community still exists today, but remains extremely discreet. No obvious signs of Chinese culture are to be seen in the rue du Temple, though most shops in this wholesale neighborhood are held by overseas Chinese. Wenzhou (Simplified Chinese: 温州; Traditional Chinese: 溫州; Hanyu Pinyin: ) is a prefecture-level city with a population of 873,000 in southeastern Zhejiang province, Peoples Republic of China. ... Categories: France geography stubs | Arrondissements of Paris ... France surrendered to Nazi Germany early in World War II (June 24, 1940). ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000...


Today's main Chinatown was created in the 1970s in 13e arrondissement. Fleeing persecution and civil wars in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia, those overseas Chinese, mostly Teochew and Cantonese, settled in this newly renovated area. Unlike the Wenzhou settlement in 3e arrondissement, obvious signs of Chinese culture are more likely to be seen and strong community business has developed, a real city in the city: not only restaurants and food retail, but also banks, real estate agencies and other services. An estimated 68,000 residents of Chinese origin now live in this area of Paris. Map of XIIIe arrondissement The 13e arrondissement is one of the 20 arrondissements of Paris, France. ... Teochiu can refer to: Chaozhou(潮州), a prefecture-level city in Guangdong Province, China. ...


With China opening up, more Chinese settlements are developing in Paris and its suburban areas. In Belleville (19e arrondissement), another wave of Wenzhou have settled and has taken over this originally North African settlement. Large communities are to be found in small towns outside Paris like Lognes/Torcy, or Noisy Le Grand, where earlier migrants settled, but again without bringing out the usual signs of Chinatown. Belleville is a neighborhood of Paris, located in the 20th arrondissement. ... The 19th arrondissement (XIXe arrondissement), located on the Right Bank, is one of the 20 arrondissements of Paris, France. ... Lognes is a commune in the eastern suburbs of Paris, France. ... Torcy is a commune in the eastern suburbs of Paris, France. ... Noisy-le-Grand is a town of France, in the suburbs of Paris. ...


Illegal immigration from China is booming; authorities also fear that France's "Authorized Destination Status" with easier visa procedures for China nationals will only increase uncontrolled migration. Illegal workshops have been existing for several years, without always being located within "official" chinatowns and still exist and flourish in different areas in the 11e arrondissement and outside of the city of Paris. The 11th arrondissement (XIe arrondissement), located on the Right Bank, is the most densely populated of the 20 arrondissements of Paris, France, as well as the second most densely populated in Europe // The eleventh is a lively, varied area. ...


Features

The features described below are characteristic of most Chinatowns. In some cases, however, they may only apply to Chinatowns in Western countries, such as those in North America, Australia, and Western Europe.


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Entrance to the Chinatown, Sydney
Entrance to the Chinatown, Sydney

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Arches or Paifang

Many tourist-destination metropolitan Chinatowns can be distinguished by large red arch entrance structures known in Mandarin Chinese as Paifang (sometimes accompanied by mason lion statues called "fu lions" on the opposite sides of the street that greet visitors). They usually have special inscriptions in Chinese. Historically, these gateways were donated to a particular city as a gift from the Republic of China government (such as Chinatown, San Francisco) and business organizations — an exception is long-neglected Chinatown in Havana, Cuba, which received materials for its paifang from the People's Republic of China as part of Chinatown's gradual renaissance. Construction of these red arches was also financed by local financial contributions from the Chinatown community. Some span an entire intersection and some are smaller in height and width. Some paifang can be made of wood, masonry, or steel and may incorporate an elaborate or simple design. One of the formal entrances or Paifang to Chinatown in London, England. ... A Qing pair within the Forbidden City. ... For the Chinese civilization, see China. ... This article is about the capital of Cuba. ... For other uses, see Wood (disambiguation). ... This article refers to the building structure component; for the fraternal organization, see Freemasonry. ... For other uses, see Steel (disambiguation). ...


However, some Chinatowns that still do not have the arch feature are now increasingly proposing for the installation of one in their respective communities, such as the Chinatowns in the U.S. cities of Seattle (artistic renderings at http://www.chinatowngate.org) and Houston and the Canadian city of Toronto, as these arches are believed to increase tourist traffic. Additionally, work is being done by the Chinese community of London, United Kingdom, to promote a newer, more authentic Chinese arch on Wardour Street — as opposed to existing gwei lo versions present on Gerrard Street (pictured above) - in Chinatown, London. Look up 鬼佬, gweilo in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Chinatown is highly decorated for special occasions, here for Chinese New Year 2004. ...


Bilingual signs

The street signs in Oakland Chinatown are given in English and Chinese.
The street signs in Oakland Chinatown are given in English and Chinese.

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Antiquated features

Many early Chinatowns were characterized by the large number of Chinese-owned chop suey restaurants (chop suey itself is American Chinese cuisine and is not considered authentic Chinese cuisine), laundry businesses, and opium dens, until around the mid-20th century when most of these businesses began to disappear; though some remain, they are generally seen as anachronisms. In early years of Chinatowns, the opium dens were patronized as a relaxation and to escape the harsh and brutal realities of a non-Chinese society, although in North American Chinatowns they were also frequented by non-Chinese. Additionally, due to the inability on the part of Chinese immigrant men to bring a wife and lack of available local Chinese women for men to marry, brothels became common in some Chinatowns in the 19th century. Chinese laundries, which required very little capital and English ability, were fairly prosperous. These businesses no longer exist in many Chinatowns and have been replaced by Chinese grocery stores, Chinese restaurants that serve more authentic Chinese cuisine, and other establishments. While opium dens no longer exist, illegal basement gambling parlors are still places of recreation in many Chinatowns, where men gather to play mahjong and other games. These shady gambling venues are featured, when portraying Chinatown, in the media such as an episode of The X-Files and the comedy film High School High. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... American Chinese cuisine refers to the style of food served by Chinese restaurants in the United States. ... An opium den was an establishment where opium was sold and smoked. ... A brothel, also known as a bordello or whorehouse, is an establishment specifically dedicated to prostitution, providing the prostitutes a place to meet and to have sex with the clients. ... Gamble redirects here. ... This article is about the four-player game of Chinese origin. ... The X-Files is an American Peabody and Emmy Award-winning science fiction television series created by Chris Carter, which first aired on September 10, 1993, and ended on May 19, 2002. ... High School High is a 1996 comedy about an inner city high school in the Los Angeles, California, area, starring Jon Lovitz, Tia Carrere, Mekhi Phifer, and Louise Fletcher. ...


Restaurants

Cooks at a New York Chinatown restaurant on a break

Most Chinatowns are centered on food and hence Chinatowns worldwide are usually popular destinations for various ethnic Chinese and increasingly, other Asian cuisines such as Vietnamese, Thai, and Malaysian. Some Chinatowns such as Singapore have their localized style of Chinese cuisine. Restaurants serve many Chinatowns both as a major economic component and social gathering places. In the Chinatowns in the western countries, restaurant work may be the only type of employment available for poorer immigrants, especially those who cannot converse fluently in the language of the adopted country. Most Chinatowns generally have a range of authentic and touristy restaurants. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1605x1500, 474 KB)Chinatown cooks enjoying a respite (New York City, New York, USA). ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1605x1500, 474 KB)Chinatown cooks enjoying a respite (New York City, New York, USA). ... A Chinese lion helps usher in the 2006 Chinese New Year. ... Chinese cuisine (Chinese: 中國菜) originated from different regions of China and has become widespread in many other parts of the world — from East Asia to North America, Australasia and Western Europe. ...


San Francisco's Chinatown retains many historic restaurants, including those established from the 1910s to the 1950s, although some that lasted for generations have shut in recent years and others have modernized their menus. Many Chinatown eateries from that era specialized in American Chinese cuisine (or, depending on where they were located, Canadian Chinese cuisine, Chinese Cuban cuisine, etc.), especially chop suey and chow mein. They often used gaudy neon lighting to attract non-Chinese customers, large red doors, Chinese paper lanterns, and zodiac placemats. Often these restaurants had English-language signs written in a typeface intended to appear stereotypically "Chinese" by being composed of strokes similar to those in hanzi writing. American Chinese cuisine refers to the style of food served by Chinese restaurants in the United States. ... Canadian Chinese cuisine or Can/Chinese is a popular style of cooking exclusive to take-out and dine-in eateries found across Canada. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Take-out chicken chow mein from an American Chinese restaurant Chow mein is a stir-fried dish in American Chinese cuisine, consisting of noodles, meat, and cabbage and other vegetables. ... Chinese astrology (占星術 pinyin: zhan4 xing1 shu4; 星學 pinyin: xing1 xue2; 七政四餘 pinyin: qi1 zheng4 si4 yu2; and 果老星宗 pinyin: guo3 lao3 xing1 zong1) is related to the Chinese calendar, particularly its 12-year cycle of animals (aka Chinese Zodiac), and... Three household placemats made with, from the top: cork, wool and fiber. ... Technical note: Due to technical limitations, some web browsers may not display some special characters in this article. ...


Generally, restaurants serving authentic Chinese food primarily to immigrant customers have never conformed to these Chinatown stereotypes. Because of ethnic Chinese immigration and the expanded palate of many contemporary cultures, the remaining American Chinese and Canadian Chinese cuisine restaurants are seen as anachronisms but remain popular and profitable. In many Chinatowns, there are now many large, authentic Cantonese seafood restaurants, restaurants specializing in other varieties of Chinese cuisine such as Hakka cuisine, Szechuan cuisine, Shanghai cuisine, etc., and small restaurants with delis. American Chinese cuisine refers to the style of food served by Chinese restaurants in the United States. ... Canadian Chinese cuisine or Can/Chinese is a popular style of cooking exclusive to take-out and dine-in eateries found across Canada. ... Hakka cuisine is the cooking style of the Hakka, and originally came from southeastern China (Guangdong and Fujian). ... Szechuan cuisine, Szechwan cuisine, or Sichuan cuisine (Chinese: ) is a style of Chinese cuisine originating in Sichuan Province of southwestern China which has an international reputation for being hot and numbing (麻辣), because of the common ingredient Sichuan peppercorn (花椒). Although the region Sichuan is now romanized as Sichuan, the cuisine is... Shanghai cuisine (上海菜), also known as Hu cai (滬菜, pinyin: hù cài) is a style of Chinese cuisine, and is a popular and celebrated cuisine among the Chinese in China. ...


Chop suey and chow mein eateries

Lit by neon signage, restaurants offering chop suey or chow mein mainly for the benefit for non-Chinese customers were fairly frequent in Chinatowns of old. These dishes are offered in standard barbecue restaurants and takeouts (take-away restaurants). To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Take-out chicken chow mein from an American Chinese restaurant Chow mein is a stir-fried dish in American Chinese cuisine, consisting of noodles, meat, and cabbage and other vegetables. ...


Cantonese seafood restaurants

Cantonese seafood restaurants (海鮮酒家, pronounced in Cantonese as hoy seen jau ga) typically use a large dining room layout, have ornate designs, and specialize in seafood such as expensive Chinese-style lobsters, crabs, prawns, clams, and oysters, all kept live in tanks until preparation. They also offer the delicacy of shark fin soup. Some seafood restaurants may also offer dim sum in the morning through the early afternoon hours as Chinese-speaking female waiters announce the names of dishes whilst pushing steamy carts (Britisher: trolleys) of food and other pastries across the restaurant. Despite the popularity of dim sum brunch among ethnic Chinese and often crowded and very chatty atmosphere of the dining rooms, they are generally considered loss leaders. These restaurants are also used for weddings, banquets, and other special events. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 600 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1655 × 1655 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 600 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1655 × 1655 pixel, file size: 1. ... Chinese Friendship Arch, 10th and Arch Streets. ... Yue cuisine Chinese: Cantonese (Yue) cuisine originates from Guangdong Province in Southern China, or more precisely, the area around Guangzhou (Canton). ... Subfamilies and Genera Neophoberinae Acanthacaris Thymopinae Nephropsis Nephropides Thymops Thymopsis Nephropinae Homarus Nephrops Homarinus Metanephrops Eunephrops Thymopides Clawed lobsters comprise a family (Nephropidae, sometimes also Homaridae) of large marine crustaceans. ... For other uses, see Crab (disambiguation). ... Superfamilies Penaeoidea Aristeidae Benthesicymidae Penaeidae Sicyoniidae Solenoceridae Sergestoidea Luciferidae Sergestidae Prawns are shrimp-like crustaceans, belonging to the sub-order Dendrobranchiata [1]. Prawns are distinguished from the superficially similar shrimp by the gill structure which is branching in prawns (hence the name, dendro=tree; branchia=gill), but is lamellar in... For other uses, see Clam (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Oyster (disambiguation). ... Shark fin soup A dried shark fin prepared for cooking Shark fins and other shark parts for sale in a Chinese pharmacy Shark fin soup (Chinese: é­šç¿…; Jyutping: jyu4 ci3, Mandarin: (Pinyin) Yú Chì / (Wade-Giles) Yü Chih4 ) is a Chinese delicacy commonly served as part of a Chinese feast... Dim sum (Chinese: 點心; Cantonese IPA: dɪm2sɐm1; Pinyin: diǎnxīn; Wade-Giles: tien-hsin; literally dot heart or order heart, meaning order to ones hearts content; also commonly translated as touch the heart, dotted heart, or snack), a Cantonese term... In marketing, a loss leader is an item that is sold below cost in an effort to stimulate other profitable sales. ...


These types of restaurants flourished and became in vogue in Hong Kong during the 1960s and subsequently began opening in various Chinatowns overseas. Owing to their higher menu prices and greater amount of investment capital required to open and manage one (due to higher levels of staffing needed), they tend to be more common in Chinatowns and satellite communities in developed countries and in fairly affluent Chinese immigrant communities, notably in Australia, Canada, and the United States, where they have received significant population of Hong Kong Chinese emigres. Poorer immigrants usually cannot start these kinds of restaurants, although they too are employed in them. There are generally fewer of them in the older Chinatowns; for example, they are practically non-existent in Vancouver's Chinatown, but more are found in its suburbs such as Richmond, British Columbia, Canada. Competition between these restaurants is often fierce; hence owners of seafood restaurants hire and even "steal" well-rounded chefs, many of whom are from Hong Kong. For other uses, see Vancouver (disambiguation). ... Richmond is an incorporated city on the Pacific coast of the Canadian province of British Columbia. ...


BBQ delicatessens/restaurants

A display of Cantonese roast duck for sale in a delicatessen in Chinatown, Los Angeles

Also, Chinese barbecue deli restaurants , called siu laap (燒臘) and sometimes called a "noodle house" (麵家, mein ga) in Cantonese, are generally low-key and serve less expensive fare such as wonton noodles (or wonton mein), chow fun (炒粉, stir-fry rice noodles), yang chow fried rice (揚州炒飯), and rice porridge or congee, known as juk in Cantonese Chinese. They also tend to have displays of whole pre-cooked roasted ducks and suckling pigs hanging on their windows, a common feature in most Chinatowns worldwide and in which Chinatowns are widely known for. These delis also serve barbecue pork (叉燒, cha siu), chicken feet and other Chinese-style items less welcome to the typical Western palate. Food is usually intended for takeaway (American: take-out). Some of these Chinatown restaurants sometimes have the reputation of being "greasy spoons" and reputation for poor service. Nonetheless, with their low prices, they are still patronized by Chinese and other ethnic customers on a budget. Image File history File links A display of scumptious roast duck for sale in a delicatessen in Chinatown, Los Angeles. ... Image File history File links A display of scumptious roast duck for sale in a delicatessen in Chinatown, Los Angeles. ... New Chinatown, Los Angeles postcard, late 1940s Chinatown in Downtown Los Angeles, California, (Chinese: 洛杉磯唐人街/luò shān jÄ« táng rén jiÄ“, Vietnamese: khu Hoa kieu, thanh pho Los Angeles) was originally located less than a mile from its current location. ... A Cantonese style shrimp wonton Wontons (Traditional Chinese: ; Simplified Chinese: details), also written as wantan, wanton, wuntun, are a type of dumpling common in Chinese cuisine. ... Shahe fen (Chinese: ; pinyin: ), colloquially called he fen (河粉), is a type of wide Chinese noodle made from rice. ... Rice porridge may refer to: Rice congee Rice pudding This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title. ... Rice congee is a type of Asian rice porridge known as zhōu (粥 or juk in several Chinese dialects and Korean, and pronounced kayu in Japanese). ... Char siu, also known as Chinese Barbecued pork, BBQ pork, cha siu, and char siew, is Cantonese-style barbecued pork. ...


To adapt to local tastes, the best Chinese Mexican-style Cantonese cuisine is said to be found in Mexicali's Chinatown (or La Chinesca in its local Spanish) or the Chinese Peruvian cuisine in the Barrio Chino of Lima.


Vietnamese immigrants, both ethnic Chinese and non-Chinese, have opened restaurants in many Chinatowns, serving Vietnamese pho beef noodle soups and Franco-Vietnamese sandwiches. Some immigrants have also started restaurants serving Teochew Chinese cuisine. Some Chinatowns old and new may also contain several pan-Asian restaurants offering a variety of Asian noodles under one roof. The title given to this article is incorrect due to technical limitations. ... Beef noodle soup was created by the Hui people (a Chinese Muslim group) (回族) of the Tang Dynasty era of China, beef noodle soup (Chinese: ; pinyin: niúròu miàn; POJ: gû-bah mī) is composed of beef stew, vegetables and noodles. ...


Chifas

A special feature of Chinatown in Lima, Peru (Barrio Chino de Lima) is the chifa, a Peruvian-Chinese type of restaurant which mixes Cantonese Chinese cuisine with local Peruvian flavors. Chifa is the Peruvian Spanish deriative of the Cantonese phrase jee fon (饎飯), which renders as "cook rice" or as "cook meal'". This type of restaurant is popular with native Peruvians.


Street vendors

Besides restaurants, the Chinatowns of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Singapore are noted for their street vendors selling local-style Chinese food from carts and stalls.


Shops

Most Chinatown businesses are engaged in the import-export and wholesale businesses; hence a large number of trading companies are found in Chinatowns.


Ginseng, herbs and animal parts

Small ginseng and herb shops are common in most Chinatowns, selling products used in traditional Chinese medicine. The Canadian government has stepped up policing of Chinese traditional medicinal stores and on a few occasions several Chinese stores in Vancouver and Toronto have been raided for products taken from the harvesting of rare and endangered species, such as tiger bone, bear paw and bear gall bladder.[citation needed] This has been alleged by some Chinese to be racial persecution, despite environmental and moral concerns.[citation needed] Other products sold in this trade include sea cucumbers, sea horses, lizards, deer musk glands, , shark fins, swallows' nests, antlers, bear bile pills, crocodile bile pills, deer musk pills, rhino skin pills, and pangolin pills, as well as a wide range of mushrooms, herbs, bark, seaweed, roots and more. Not to be confused with ginger. ... Traditional Chinese medicine shop in Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong. ... Chinatown in Downtown Vancouver with Coast Mountains in the background An upscale suburban Chinese mall in Richmond, the new Chinatown. The Chinatown of Vancouver, British Columbia is the second largest Chinatown in North America (after Chinatown, San Francisco, which is arguably the largest). ... Toronto Downtown Chinatown, Spadina & Dundas. ...


Markets

Stone lions at the gate to the Victoria, BC Chinatown
Stone lions at the gate to the Victoria, BC Chinatown

As with the restaurant trade, grocery stores and seafood markets serve a key function in Chinatown economies, and these stores sell Chinese ingredients to such restaurants. Such markets are wholesalers. Chinatown grocers and markets are often characterized by sidewalk vegetable and fruit stalls – a quintessential image of Chinatowns – and also sell a variety of grocery items imported from East Asia (chiefly Mainland China, Taiwan, Japan, and South Korea) and Southeast Asia (principally Vietnam, Thailand, and Malaysia). For example, most Chinatown markets stock items such as sacks of Thai jasmine rice, Chinese chrysanthemum and oolong teas, bottles of oyster sauce, rice vermicelli, Hong Kong soybean beverages, Malaysian snack items, Taiwanese rice crackers, and Japanese seaweed and Chinese specialties such as black duck eggs (often used in rice porridge), bok choy and water chestnuts. These markets may also sell fish (especially tilapia) and other seafood items, which are kept alive in aquariums, for Chinese and other Asian cuisine dishes. Until recently, these items generally could not be found outside of the Chinatown enclaves, although since the 1970s Asian supermarkets have proliferated in the suburbs of North America and Australia, competing strongly with the old Chinatown markets. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (902x1628, 1253 KB) Lion statues in Victoria, BCs chinatown This photo was taken by Ryan Bushby(HighInBC) with his Canon PowerShot S3 IS. To see more of his photos see his gallery. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (902x1628, 1253 KB) Lion statues in Victoria, BCs chinatown This photo was taken by Ryan Bushby(HighInBC) with his Canon PowerShot S3 IS. To see more of his photos see his gallery. ... Victorias Inner Harbour with the Provincial Legislature in the background. ... In commerce, a wholesaler buys goods in large quantities from their manufacturers or importers, and then sells smaller quantities to retailers, who in turn sell to the general public. ... Jasmine rice (Thai: ; kao hom mali) is a long-grain variety of rice that has a nutty aroma and subtle flavor. ... Species Chrysanthemum aphrodite Chrysanthemum arcticum Chrysanthemum argyrophyllum Chrysanthemum arisanense Chrysanthemum boreale Chrysanthemum chalchingolicum Chrysanthemum chanetii Chrysanthemum cinerariaefolium Chrysanthemum coronarium, Crown daisy Chrysanthemum crassum Chrysanthemum glabriusculum Chrysanthemum hypargyrum Chrysanthemum indicum Chrysanthemum japonense Chrysanthemum japonicum Chrysanthemum lavandulifolium Chrysanthemum mawii Chrysanthemum maximowiczii Chrysanthemum mongolicum Chrysanthemum morifolium Chrysanthemum morii Chrysanthemum okiense Chrysanthemum oreastrum Chrysanthemum... Rolled Oolong tea leaves Oolong (Chinese: ; Pinyin: ) is a traditional Chinese tea somewhere between green and black in oxidation. ... For other uses, see Tea (disambiguation). ... Oyster Sauce produced by Lee Kum Kee Oyster sauce (蚝油 háo yóu ; 蠔油) is a viscous sauce prepared from oysters and brine, often with chemical preservatives added. ... Vermicelli (Italian: ver-mih-CHEL-lee, lit. ... Binomial name (L.) Merr. ... An ethnic slur used to describe a person who is half Asian/half Caucasian. ... Ascophyllum nodosum exposed to the sun in Nova Scotia, Canada Dead Mans Fingers (Codium fragile) off Massachusetts coast For the band, see; Seaweed (band) For the rock musician, see; Seaweed (musician) Seaweeds are any of a large number of marine benthic algae. ... A carton of free-range chicken eggs Ostrich egg Bird eggs are a common food source. ... Trinomial name Brassica campestris L. pekinensis Bok choy (Brassica campestris, Chinese 白菜 báicài) is an Asian relative of the common cabbage. ... Binomial name Eleocharis dulcis (Burm. ... Genera Oreochromis (about 30 species) Sarotherodon (over 10 species) Tilapia (about 40 species) and see text Tilapia is the common name for nearly 100 species of cichlid fishes from the tilapiine cichlid tribe. ... Exterior of Hong Kong Supermarket in Monterey Park, California, USA An Asian supermarket, sometimes called an Oriental supermarket, is a grocery store in non-Asian countries that stock items imported from the many countries in the Far east. ...


Religious and funerary supplies

In keeping with Buddhist and Taoist funeral traditions, Chinese specialty shops also sell incense and funeral items which provide material comfort in the afterlife of the deceased. Shops sell specially-crafted replicas of small paper houses, paper radios, paper televisions, paper telephones, paper jewelry, and other material items. They also sell "hell money" currency notes. These items are intended to be burned in a furnace. A replica of an ancient statue found among the ruins of a temple at Sarnath Buddhism is a philosophy based on the teachings of the Buddha, Siddhārtha Gautama, a prince of the Shakyas, whose lifetime is traditionally given as 566 to 486 BCE. It had subsequently been accepted by... For other uses of the words tao and dao, see Dao (disambiguation). ... The widely used $10,000 Hell note. ...


These businesses also sell red, wooden Buddhist altars and small statues for worship. Per Chinese custom, an offering of oranges are usually placed in front of the statue in the altar. Some altars are stacked atop each other. These altars may be found in many Chinatown businesses. Look up Altar in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


Video CD stores

Chinatowns may contain small businesses that sell imported VCDs and DVDs of Chinese-language films and karaoke. The VCDs are mainly titles of Hong Kong and PRC films, while there are also VCDs of Japanese anime and occasionally pornography. Often, imported bootleg DVDs and VCDs are sold owing to lax enforcement of copyright laws. VCD redirects here. ... DVD (also known as Digital Versatile Disc or Digital Video Disc) is a popular optical disc storage media format. ... Chinese or the Sinitic language(s) (汉语/漢語, Pinyin: HànyÇ”; 华语/華語, HuáyÇ”; or 中文, Zhōngwén) can be considered a language or language family. ... For other uses see Karaoke (disambiguation) A karaoke machine Karaoke from Japanese kara, empty or void, and ōkesutora, orchestra) (pronounced IPA: or ; in Japanese IPA: ;  ) is a form of entertainment in which amateur singers sing along with recorded music using a microphone and a PA system. ... “Animé” redirects here. ... Porn redirects here. ... For other uses, see Counterfeit (disambiguation). ... The copyright symbol is used to give notice that a work is covered by copyright. ...


Street merchants

Street merchants selling low-priced vegetables, fruits, clothes, newspapers, and knickknacks are common in most Chinatowns. Most of the peddlers tend to be elderly (Cantonese: lo wah cue).


Benevolent and business associations

Benevolent associations have been associated with the Kuomintang. The flag of the Republic of China is still flown by most benevolent associations in San Francisco Chinatown, including these on Waverly Street.

A major component of many Chinatowns is the family benevolent association, which provides some degree of aid to immigrants. These associations generally provide social support, religious services, death benefits (members' names in Chinese are generally enshrined on tablets and posted on walls), meals, and recreational activities for ethnic Chinese, especially for older Chinese migrants. Membership in these associations can be based on members sharing a common Chinese surname or belonging to a common clan, spoken Chinese dialect, specific village, region or country of origin, and so on. Many have their own facilities. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (768x1024, 68 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Chinatown Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to create... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (768x1024, 68 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Chinatown Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to create... The Kuomintang of China (abbreviation KMT) [1], also often translated as the Chinese Nationalist Party, is a political party in the Republic of China (ROC), now on Taiwan, and is currently the largest political party in terms of seats in the Legislative Yuan, and the oldest political party in the... Flag of Taiwan redirects here. ... A Chinese surname, family name (Chinese: ; pinyin: ) or clan name (氏; pinyin: shì), is one of the hundreds or thousands of family names that have been historically used by Han Chinese and Sinicized Chinese ethnic groups in mainland China, Taiwan, and among overseas Chinese communities. ... Spoken Chinese The Chinese spoken language(s) comprise(s) many regional variants. ...


Some examples include San Francisco's prominent Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association (中華總會館), aka Chinese Six Companies, and Los Angeles' Southern California Teochew Association. The Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association is among the largest umbrella groups of benevolent associations in the North America, which branches in several Chinatowns. Politically, the CCBA has traditionally been aligned with the Kuomintang and the Republic of China. The Chinese Six Companies (Chinese:六大公司) or Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association (Chinese:中華公所) or Chong Wa Benevolent Association (Chinese:中華會館) is a historical Chinese Association established in various parts of the United States with large populations of Chinese. ... The Chinese Six Companies (Chinese:六大公司) or Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association (Chinese:中華公所) or Chong Wa Benevolent Association (Chinese:中華會館) is a historical Chinese Association established in various parts of the United States with large populations of Chinese. ... For the Chinese civilization, see China. ...


The London Chinatown Chinese Association is active in Chinatown, London. Paris has an institution in the Association des Résidents en France d'origine indochinoise and it servicing overseas Chinese immigrants in Paris who were born in the former French Indochina. This article is about the capital of France. ... Flag Capital Hanoi Language(s) French Political structure Federation Historical era New Imperialism  - Addition of Laos 1893, 1887  - Vietnamese Declaration of Independence September 2, 1945  - Independence of Laos July 19, 1949  - Independence of Cambodia November 9, 1953  - Recognized Independence of Vietnam 1954, 1954 Area  - 1945 750,000 km² Currency French...


Traditionally, Chinatown-based associations have also been aligned on ethnic Chinese business interests, such as restaurant, grocery, and laundry (antiquated) associations in Chinatowns in North America. In Chicago's Chinatown, the On Leong Merchants Association was active.


Annual events in Chinatown

Most Chinatowns present Chinese New Year (also known as Lunar New Year) festivities with dragon and lion dances accompanied by the rhythm of clashing of cymbals, clanging on a gong, clapping of hardwood clappers, by pounding of drums, and by loud Chinese firecrackers, set off especially in front of ethnic Chinese storefronts, where the "lion" character attempts to reach for a lettuce or catch an orange. The lion typically contains two performers and performances may involves several stunts. In return, storekeepers usually donate some money to the performers, some of whom belong to local martial arts affiliations. Chinese New Year (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: ), or Spring Festival or the Lunar New Year (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: ), is the most important of the traditional Chinese holidays. ... Lunar New Year may refer to the beginning of the year in several cultures calendars: Chinese New Year Korean New Year Islamic New Year Tết (Vietnamese New Year) Thai New Year (Songkran) Categories: | ... Japanese name Hiragana: KyÅ«jitai: Shinjitai: Korean name Hangul: Hanja: Thai name Thai: Vietnamese name Quốc ngữ: Hán tá»±: The Chinese dragon is a Chinese mythical creature, depicted as a long, scaled, snake-like creature with four claws. ... Japanese name Kanji: Korean name Hangul: Hanja: Vietnamese name Quoc Ngu: Lion dance (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; Pinyin: ) is a form of traditional dance in Chinese culture, in which performers mimic a lions movements in a lion costume. ... For the Japanese rock band, see Cymbals (band). ... A gong is one of a wide variety of metal percussion instruments. ... For other uses, see Drum (disambiguation). ... exploding firecracker A firecracker (also known as a cracker, noisemaker, or banger) is a small explosive device primarily designed to produce a large amount of noise, especially in the form of a loud bang; any visual effect is incidental to this goal. ... Binomial name L. Vit. ... Binomial name (L.) Osbeck Orange—specifically, sweet orange—refers to the citrus tree Citrus sinensis (syn. ... Hawaiian State Grappling Championships. ...


In addition, some streets of Chinatowns are closed off for parades, Chinese acrobatics and martial arts demonstrations, street festivals, and carnival rides — this is dependent on the promoters or organizers of the events. Other festivals may also be held in a parking lot/car park, local park, or school grounds within Chinatown. United States Marines on parade. ... Acrobatics (from Greek Akros, high and bat, walking) is one of the performing arts. ... Hawaiian State Grappling Championships. ... A festival or fest is an event, usually staged by a local community, which centers on some theme, sometimes on some unique aspect of the community. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Parking lot is the American English term that refers to a cleared area that is more or less level and is intended for parking vehicles. ... This article needs additional references or sources to facilitate its verification. ... Students in Rome, Italy. ...


Some Chinatowns hold an annual "Miss Chinatown" beauty pageant, such as "Miss Chinatown San Francisco," "Miss Chinatown Hawaii," "Miss Chinatown Houston" or "Miss Chinatown Atlanta." A beauty contest, or beauty pageant, is a competition between people, based largely, though not always entirely, on the beauty of their physical appearance. ...


Dragon and lion dances

Like Chinese worldwide, the people in Calgary, Alberta's Chinatown perform dragon dances for good luck.

Dragon and lion dances are performed in Chinatown every Chinese New Year, particularly to scare off evil spirits and bring good fortune to the community. They are also performed to celebrate a grand opening of a new Chinatown business, such as a restaurant or bank. Chinese Dragon Dance in Calgary Chinatown. ... Chinese Dragon Dance in Calgary Chinatown. ... This article is about the Canadian city. ... For other uses, see Alberta (disambiguation). ... Head of dragon dance costume Chinese Youth Society of Melbourne (Australia), performing at Chinese New Year - demonstrating a basic corkscrew trick Double dragon dance at Chongqing, China, September 28, 2002, during a weeklong celebration of modern Chinas National Day (October 1st) Dragon dance (simplified Chinese: ; traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: ) is... Head of dragon dance costume Chinese Youth Society of Melbourne (Australia), performing at Chinese New Year - demonstrating a basic corkscrew trick Double dragon dance at Chongqing, China, September 28, 2002, during a weeklong celebration of modern Chinas National Day (October 1st) Dragon dance (simplified Chinese: ; traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: ) is... Japanese name Kanji: Korean name Hangul: Hanja: Vietnamese name Quoc Ngu: Lion dance (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; Pinyin: ) is a form of traditional dance in Chinese culture, in which performers mimic a lions movements in a lion costume. ...


Ironically, many lion and dragon dances are considered more preserved in true form in Chinatowns than in China itself. This discrepancy is attributed to the fact that traditional Chinese customs, including lion and dragon dances, were unable to flourish during the political and social instabilities of Imperial China under rule of the Qing Dynasty and were almost eliminated completely under the communist order of the People's Republic of China under Chairman Mao Zedong. However, due to the migration of Chinese all over the world (particularly Southeast Asia), the dances were continually practiced by overseas Chinese and performed in Chinatowns. China is the worlds oldest continuous major civilization, with written records dating back about 3,500 years and with 5,000 years being commonly used by Chinese as the age of their civilization. ... Flag (1890-1912) Anthem Gong Jinou (1911) Qing China at its greatest extent. ... Mao redirects here. ...


Ceremonial wreaths and leafy green plants with red-coloured ribbons strewn across are also usually placed in front of new Chinatown businesses by well-wishers (particularly family members, wholesalers, community organizations, and so on), to assure future success. Look up wreath in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


Developments of newer Chinese retail from 1970s to present day

The Los Angeles suburb of Monterey Park, California has been described as a “suburban Chinatown”.
The Los Angeles suburb of Monterey Park, California has been described as a “suburban Chinatown”.

Newer arrivals of Chinese immigrants - from mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Southeast Asia - generally ignored the older Chinatowns that were established by the earlier immigrants. Political instabilities and upheavals in East Asia during the 1970s and 1980s, caused an influx of new immigration. Additionally, investors and developers were taking advantage of major real estate opportunities. For example, developers have built up strip malls. Image File history File links Chinatown in suburban Monterey Park. ... Image File history File links Chinatown in suburban Monterey Park. ... Location of Monterey Park in Los Angeles County, California Coordinates: , State County Government  - Mayor David Lau  - City council Sharon Martinez (Vice Mayor) Benjamin Frank Venti Mitchell Ing Anthony Wong Area  - City 19. ... ... Location of Southeast Asia Southeast Asia is a subregion of Asia. ...


Later waves of immigrants from Hong Kong and Taiwan have arrived with comparative affluence and may have no need for the benevolent associations described above. These communities contain restaurants and stores but in sprawled out fashion (some in suburban form), rather than in cramped conditions. They are not called "Chinatowns" per se, but serve as quasi-Chinatowns. In place of the term "Chinatown", some of these business districts have earned nicknames which correspond to the cities of the immigrants' origins, such as "Little Taipei" (Monterey Park, California, United States), "Little Shanghai" (Ashfield, New South Wales, Australia), and "Little Hong Kong" (Richmond, British Columbia, Canada). Downtown Monterey Park, California Little Taipei is the informal name given to the city of Monterey Park, California since from the late 1970s as it once had its large immigrant population from Taiwan. ... Location of Monterey Park in Los Angeles County, California Coordinates: , State County Government  - Mayor David Lau  - City council Sharon Martinez (Vice Mayor) Benjamin Frank Venti Mitchell Ing Anthony Wong Area  - City 19. ... Ashfield (pop. ... Harbour of Aberdeen Aberdeen is an area at the south shore of the Hong Kong Island of Hong Kong. ... Richmond is an incorporated city on the Pacific coast of the Canadian province of British Columbia. ...

Liverpool Road in Ashfield, New South Wales, Australia.

These new forms of Chinese retail are typically to be located in the cities of Australia, Canada, and the United States and serve as newer centers of Chinese activity. As a result, some cities that received significant amounts of recent Chinese - namely San Francisco, Los Angeles, Vancouver, Toronto, and Sydney - have one main Chinatown (often of historic value) and an an alternative center of retail and cultural activities in outlying communities. Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... This article is about the district in England, for the area in Sydney, Australia, see Ashfield, New South Wales. ... NSW redirects here. ...


The article Chinatown patterns in North America describes these developments. Effects on the old Chinatowns are mentioned in Social problems in Chinatown. Chinatown in San Francisco This article discusses Chinatown patterns in North America. ... Like many other communities, the older Chinatowns have their share of social problems. ...


Factors influencing developments of newer quasi-Chinatowns

Country Reason
People's Republic of China ("Mainlander") Market reforms in Communist China allowing for migration, growing social stratification forcing poor to seek to their fortunes elsewhere (some as illegal immigrants), and elites such as relatives of leaders like Hu Jintao and Jiang Zemin settling in the West in order to obtain Western nationalities before returning to the mainland.
Taiwan ("Taiwanese") Pro-Kuomintang Chinese perceive they did not belong in the island of Taiwan as the Taiwanese localization movement gathered full steam after Chiang Ching-kuo's death, but could not expect return to the still-Communist mainland China either, so went to the West.
Hong Kong ("Hongkonger") Fear by businessmen and opponents of Chinese Communists of implications of 1997 handover of Hong Kong from Britain to Communist China
Vietnam (Hoa) Persecution of Vietnamese-born ethnic Chinese by the Communist Vietnamese government; left Vietnam as impoverished boat people

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Examples of new Chinatowns

The Chinatown Mall in Brisbane, Australia
The Chinatown Mall in Brisbane, Australia

The articles Chinatowns in North America and Chinatowns in Australasia provide more detail while the List of Chinatowns has general locations. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Brisbane Chinatown is a mall located in Fortitude Valley, Brisbane, Australia well known landmark of Chinese culture within the Brisbane community. ... For other uses, see Brisbane (disambiguation). ... This article surveys individual Chinatowns in North America. ... This article discusses Chinatowns in Australasia and Oceania. ... This is a list of Chinatowns (urban regions containing a large population of Chinese people within a non-Chinese society) in select countries. ...


Flushing, Queens, New York (New York City)


In the 1970s and 1980s, Flushing was settled by an influx of Chinese immigrants from Taiwan - who have largely avoided Chinatown, Manhattan for the most part. The Chinese business district is located on Roosevelt Avenue. Today, the community is not exclusively Taiwanese/Chinese but also contains an adjacent Korean area. Several landmarks from two New York Worlds Fairs still stand in Flushing Meadows, including the US Steel Unisphere Flushing is an urban neighborhood in the northern part of the borough of Queens in New York City, New York. ...


Cabramatta, New South Wales, Australia (Sydney)


A new Chinese retail district was formed by Vietnamese Chinese refugees in the heavily working-class Sydney suburb of Cabramatta. Cabramatta is a suburb of Sydney, New South Wales (NSW), Vietnamese commercial area, with some Lao, Cambodian and Chinese businesses also present. ...


Richmond, British Columbia, Canada (Vancouver)


Hong Kong Chinese immigrants settled in the Vancouver area in the 1980s and 1990s. The shopping malls are located upon No. 3 Road (in an area called the Golden Village) in the fairly affluent suburb of Richmond, which have replaced the cultural influence of the poorer Chinatown in downtown Vancouver. A small sample of typical stores in the Golden Village. ...


Markham, Ontario, Canada (Greater Toronto Area)


Many Chinese strip plazas are foundalong Highway 7 and Steeles (particularly around Steeles and Kennedy). The construction of Pacific Mall (North America's biggest Chinese-theme mall) in 1997 has attracted visitors from Toronto and abroad.


Names for Chinatowns

In Chinese, Chinatown is usually called, in Standard Mandarin, Tángrénjiē (唐人街): "Tang people streets". Indeed, some Chinatowns are just a street, such as the relatively short Fisgard Street in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada or the sprawling 4-mile (6.4km) long new Chinatown of Bellaire Boulevard in Houston, Texas. In Cantonese, it is called Tong yan gai (Tang people street) and the modern Tong yan fau (唐人埠), which literally means Tang people town or more accurately, Chinese town. Hong ngin gai is used in the Taishan dialect, the once prevalent dialect spoken in North American Chinatowns. It is Tong ngin gai in Hakka, one of the widely spoken and diffused dialects among overseas Chinese. Tang and Tong refer to the Tang Dynasty, an era in Chinese history. Map of eastern China and Taiwan, showing the historic distribution of Mandarin Chinese in light brown. ... For the band, see Tang Dynasty (band). ... A city-centre street in Frankfurt, Germany A residential street in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA A street is a public thoroughfare in the built environment. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This article is about the city of Victoria. ... There are two Chinatowns in Houston, Texas. ... Houston redirects here. ... This article is about all of the Cantonese (Yue) dialects. ... Taishanese or Hoisanese (台山話: hoi6 saan3 waa2, Cantonese: toi4 saan1 waa2), or Siyi (四邑; after the area of the same name), is a Chinese dialect (or group of very similar dialects) spoken in and around Taishan, a coastal county of the Guangdong province, located southwest of Guangzhou. ... Hakka (Simplified Chinese: 客家话, Traditional Chinese: 客家話, Pronunciation in Hakka: Hak-ka-fa/-va, Pinyin: Kèjiāhuà) is a spoken variation of the Chinese language spoken predominantly in southern China by the Hakka ethnic group and descendants in diaspora throughout East and Southeast Asia and around the world. ... For dialects of programming languages, see Programming language dialect. ... Languages various Religions Predominantly Taoism, Mahayana Buddhism, traditional Chinese religions, and atheism. ... For the band, see Tang Dynasty (band). ...

Chinatown entry arch in Newcastle, UK
Chinatown entry arch in Newcastle, UK

A more modern Chinese name is Huábù (華埠: Chinese City), used in the semi-official Chinese translations of some cities' documents and signs. , pronounced sometimes as , usually means seaport; but in this sense, it means city or town. The literal word-for-word translation of Chinatown is Zhōngguó Chéng (中國城), occasionally used in Chinese writing. ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (1600x1200, 921 KB) Summary The entrance arch, or paifang, to the Chinatown area of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear, UK, was opened in 2005. ... ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (1600x1200, 921 KB) Summary The entrance arch, or paifang, to the Chinatown area of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear, UK, was opened in 2005. ... , Newcastle upon Tyne (usually shortened to Newcastle) is a large city in Tyne and Wear, England. ...


In Francophone regions (such as France and Quebec), Chinatown is often referred to as le quartier Chinois (the Chinese Quarter; plural: les quartiers Chinois) and the Spanish-language term is usually el barrio chino (the Chinese neighborhood; plural: los barrios chinos), used in Spain and Latin America. (However, barrio chino or its Catalan cognate barri xines do not always refer to a Chinese neighborhood: these are also common terms for a disreputable district with drugs and prostitution, and often no connection to the Chinese.). The Vietnamese term for Chinatown is Khu người Hoa, due to the prevalence of the Vietnamese language in Chinatowns of Paris, Los Angeles, Toronto, and Montréal as ethic Chinese from Vietnam have set up shop in them. Other countries also have idiosyncratic names for Chinatown in local languages and in Chinese; however, some local terms may not necessarily translate as Chinatown. For example, Singapore's tourist-centric Chinatown is called in local Singaporean Mandarin Niúchēshǔi (牛车水), which literally means "Ox-cart water" from the Malay 'Kreta Ayer' in reference to the water carts that used to ply the area. Some languages have adopted the English-language term, such as Dutch, German, and Bahasa Malaysia. In Malaysia, the term Chinatown is named under administrative reason. Instead, the name Chee Chong Kai( 茨厂街)is preferred and agreed upon by the locals. Chee in Hakka means tapioca, chong means factory and kai means street. This is originated from a factory that was set up by Yap Ah Loy, a rich Kapitan (a Chinese immigrant that has administrative and political power under the British rule) that made tapioca. Chee Chong Kai is also called jalan Petaling or "Petaling Street". This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... This article is about the Canadian province. ... Latin America consists of the countries of South America and some of North America (including Central America and some the islands of the Caribbean) whose inhabitants mostly speak Romance languages, although Native American languages are also spoken. ... Catalan IPA: (català IPA: or []) is a Romance language, the national language of Andorra, and a co-official language in the Spanish autonomous communities of Balearic Islands, Catalonia and Valencia, and in the city of LAlguer in the Italian island of Sardinia. ... Singaporean Mandarin (Simplified Chinese: 新加坡华语) is the dialect of Mandarin Chinese spoken in Singapore. ... The Malay language, also known locally as Bahasa Melayu, is an Austronesian language spoken by the Malay people who are native to the Malay peninsula, southern Thailand, Singapore and parts of Sumatra. ... During the Portuguese and Dutch colonial rule in Malaysia, Kapitans were appointed chiefs or headmen of the various ethnic communities. ...


Several alternate English names for Chinatown include China Town (generally used in British and Australian English), The Chinese District, Chinese Quarter and China Alley (an antiquated term used primarily in several rural towns in the western United States for a Chinese community; some of these are now historical sites). In the case of Lillooet, British Columbia, Canada, China Alley was a parallel commercial street adjacent to the town's Main Street, enjoying a view over the river valley adjacent and also over the main residential part of Chinatown, which was largely of adobe construction. All traces of Chinatown and China Alley there have disappeared, despite a once large and prosperous community. Australian English (AuE, AusE, en-AU) is the form of the English language used in Australia. ... Sign in a rural area in Dalarna, Sweden Qichun, a rural town in Hubei province, China Rural areas (also referred to as the country, countryside) are settled places outside towns and cities. ... The Western United States, also referred to as the American West or simply The West, traditionally refers to the region constituting the westernmost states of the United States (see geographical terminology section for further discussion of these terms). ...


Chinatowns worldwide

Chinatown
Chinatowns in Africa
Chinatowns in Asia
Chinatowns in Europe
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Chinatowns in the Middle East
Chinatowns in North America
Chinatown patterns in North America
Chinatowns in Oceania
See also: List of Chinatowns

Chinatowns are most common in North America, Asia, Australia and Europe, but are common across the world. This article discusses Chinatowns in Africa. ... Chinatowns in Asia are widespread with a large concentration of overseas Chinese in East Asia and Southeast Asia and ethnic Chinese whose ancestors came from southern China - particularly the provinces of Guangdong, Fujian, and Hainan - and settled in countries such as Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, the Philippines... This article discusses Chinatowns in Europe. ... Chinatowns in Latin America (Spanish: barrios chinos, singular barrio chino) developed with the rise of Chinese immigration in the 19th century to various countries in Latin America as contract laborers (i. ... The prevalence of Chinatowns in the Middle East can be attributed to the many Chinese Muslims living in the Middle East. ... This article surveys individual Chinatowns in North America. ... Chinatown in San Francisco This article discusses Chinatown patterns in North America. ... This article discusses Chinatowns in Oceania. ... This is a list of Chinatowns (urban regions containing a large population of Chinese people within a non-Chinese society) in select countries. ... North America North America is a continent [1] in the Earths northern hemisphere and (chiefly) western hemisphere. ... For other uses, see Asia (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ...


Artificial Chinatowns

The latest trend of Chinatowns has been to build-up artificial Chinatowns, constructed as Chinese-themed shopping malls in lieu of actual traditional communities. Examples are in Las Vegas (United States - see Chinatown, Las Vegas), Dubai (United Arab Emirates), Glasgow (United Kingdom), Incheon (South Korea), Dobroieşti (Romania), St. Petersburg (Russia) and Darwin (Australia) and in some Canadian cities, most notably the Golden Village in Richmond, British Columbia. For further information, see Las Vegas metropolitan area and Las Vegas Strip. ... The Chinatown of Las Vegas, Nevada (Chinese: 拉斯維加斯中國城 (pinyin: LāsÄ«wéijiāsÄ« Zhōngguóchéng) is a series of large shopping centers with ethnic Chinese and other pan-Asian businesses on Spring Mountain Road, with the original called Chinatown Plaza. ... Coordinates: , Emirate Government  - Emir Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Area [1]  - Metro 4,114 km² (1,588. ... For other uses, see Glasgow (disambiguation). ... Inchon redirects here. ... DobroieÅŸti is a commune in the east of Ilfov county, Romania. ... Saint Petersburg (Russian: Санкт-Петербу́рг, English transliteration: Sankt-Peterburg), colloquially known as Питер (transliterated Piter), formerly known as Leningrad (Ленингра́д, 1924–1991) and... Port Darwin redirects here. ... A small sample of typical stores in the Golden Village. ... Richmond is an incorporated city on the Pacific coast of the Canadian province of British Columbia. ...


There is one such mall going up in 2006 in Manila in the Philippines, in which the project is called "Neo Chinatown" and is to be developed in conjunction with Filipino Chinese and Mainland Chinese businessmen.[2] For other meanings of the word, see Manila (disambiguation). ...


Chinatown in film, television, and the arts

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Broken Blossoms (also called The Chink and the Child, Scarlet Blossoms and The Yellow Man and the Girl) is a 1919 film which tells the story of a Chinese man who goes to England to enlighten Christians about the teachings of Buddha. ... The Hatchet Man Even in 1932, it was a bit difficult to accept Edward G. Robinson as a hatchet-wielding Chinese hit man. ... Edward Goldenberg Robinson (born Emanuel Goldenberg, Yiddish: עמנואל גולדנברג; December 12, 1893 – January 26, 1973) was an American stage and film actor of Romanian origin. ... Boris Karloff (born William Henry Pratt) (London, November 23, 1887 – February 2, 1969) was an English actor, who immigrated to Canada in the 1910s, best known for his roles in horror films and the creation of Frankensteins monster in 1931s Frankenstein. ... Vincent Leonard Price Jr. ... Chinatown is a 1974 film directed by Roman Polanski. ... John Joseph Nicholson (born April 22, 1937), known as Jack Nicholson, is a three time Academy Award-winning American actor internationally renowned for his often dark-themed portrayals of neurotic characters. ... Faye Dunaway (born January 14, 1941, in Bascom, Florida) is an Academy Award-winning American actress. ... Invasion of the Body Snatchers is a 1978 science fiction film based on the novel The Body Snatchers by Jack Finney. ... For other persons named Donald Sutherland, see Donald Sutherland (disambiguation). ... Brooke Adams in Invasion of the Body Snatchers, (1978) Brooke Adams (born February 8, 1949 in New York) is an actress. ... This article is about the 1982 film. ... For the silent film actor, see Harrison Ford (silent film actor). ... Mary Sean Young (born in Louisville, Kentucky on November 20, 1959) is an American actress. ... Chan Is Missing is a 1982 film which tells the story of two taxi drivers searching the streets of San Franciscos Chinatown for the man who ran off with their money. ... Wayne Wang (Chinese: 王穎; Hanyu Pinyin: ; born January 12, 1949) is a Chinese American film director. ... Year of the Dragon is a 1985 film directed by Michael Cimino, starring Mickey Rourke. ... Mickey Rourke (born September 16, 1956) is an American actor who has primarily appeared in drama, action, and thriller films. ... Big Trouble in Little China (also known as John Carpenters Big Trouble in Little China) is a 1986 comedy/action film, directed by John Carpenter and starring Kurt Russell and Kim Cattrall, set in San Franciscos Chinatown. ... Kurt Vogel Russell (born March 17, 1951) is an American actor. ... Kim Victoria Cattrall (born August 21, 1956, in Widnes, England) is an English-born Canadian actress. ... 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Television

  • Hawaii Five-O (1978) - episode titled "A Death in the Family", Honolulu Chinatown
  • The Incredible Hulk (1981) - episode titled "East Winds"
  • Reading Rainbow (1980) - educational series, "Liang & the Magic Paintbrush" episode, Manhattan Chinatown
  • My Secret Identity (1989) - episode titled "The Eyes of the Shadow"
  • The Simpsons (1989-2006) - animated series. Characters visit the Manhattan Chinatown in the episode "The City of New York vs. Homer Simpson." The first part of the episode titled "A Hunka Hunka Burns in Love" takes place in the fictitious Springfield Chinatown. Included are many exaggerated or ridiculous depictions of a dragon dance, fortune cookies, and an imagining of a "Tibettown."
  • Kung Fu: The Legend Continues (1993-1997) - starring David Carradine and Chris Potter. Numerous episodes are set in the Chinatown of an unnamed major U.S. city as the protagonist lives in one. Filmed in Toronto.
  • Nash Bridges (1996-2001) - episode titled "Promised Land", San Francisco's Chinatown, that has title character Nash (Don Johnson) and his unit investigating a powerful crime lord (Michael Paul Chan).
  • The X-Files (1996) - episode titled "Hell Money", portraying San Francisco's Chinatown. Filmed in Vancouver.
  • Charmed (1998) - episode titled "Dead Man Dating", San Francisco's Chinatown
  • Law and Order: Special Victims Unit (1999-2006) - two episodes in Manhattan Chinatown. The episode "Debt" deals with the issue of immigrant smuggling, whereas "Inheritance" deals with a serial offender who targets members of the Chinese community.
  • Time Machine: Chinatown: Strangers in a Strange Land (2000) - documentary, The History Channel
  • Law and Order: Criminal Intent (2001) - cold open of the episode "Chinoiserie" features a heinous crime taking place in Manhattan Chinatown.
  • Martin Yan's Chinatowns (2002-2004) - cooking show on Food Network Canada, shows multiple worldwide Chinatowns and their various Chinese cuisine
  • Sucker Free City (2004) filmed for cable television and directed by Spike Lee, set and filmed on-location in San Francisco's Chinatown, a vignette dealing with a teenage Chinatown racketeer and selling of pirated gangsta rap CDs in Chinatown
  • Family Guy (2005) - In the episode "Breaking Out Is Hard to Do", Lois is sentenced to three years in prison for stealing. Peter smuggles Lois out of prison and they hop into a laundry van which brings them to "Asiantown" where they seek refuge. "Asiantown" is a reference to and resembles a Chinatown.

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Other

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See also

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An opium den in the China Town, Kolkata, 1945 China Town in the eastern part of the city of Kolkata is the only China Town in India[1] The locality was once home to 20,000 ethnic Chinese, now the population has sunk to 2,000 or so. ... Today a Green Dragon covers Petaling Street. ...

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European Chinatowns

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Further reading

  • Sons of the Yellow Emperor: A History of the Chinese Diaspora (1994) by Lynn Pan. Book with detailed histories of Chinese diaspora communities (Chinatowns) from San Francisco, Honolulu, Bangkok, Manila, Johannesburg, Sydney, London, Lima, etc.
  • Chew, James R. "Boyhood Days in Winnemucca, 1901-1910." Nevada Historical Society Quarterly 1998 41(3): 206-209. ISSN 0047-9462 Oral history (1981) describes the Chinatown of Winnemucca, Nevada, during 1901-10. Though many Chinese left Winnemucca after the Central Pacific Railroad was completed in 1869, around four hundred Chinese had formed a community in the town by the 1890s. Among the prominent buildings was the Joss House, a place of worship and celebration that was visited by Chinese president Sun Yat-Sen in 1911. Beyond describing the physical layout of the Chinatown, the author recalls some of the commercial and gambling activities in the community.
  • Chinatown: Conflicting Images, Contested Terrain, K. Scott Wong, Melus (Vol. 20, Issue 1), 1995. Scholarly work discussing the negative perceptions and imagery of old Chinatowns
  • Daniel Williams, Chinatown Is a Hard Sell in Italy Washington Post Foreign Service, March 1, 2004; Page A11
  • China Insights Today Magazine.[4] Portal site on news on business, culture, economy, management, technology, medicine, universities, EU-China matching point, information technologies and more in Mainland China, Hong Kong (SAR), Macao (SAR) and Taiwan

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