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This article surveys individual Chinatowns in North America. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article discusses Chinatowns in Africa. ... Chinatowns in Asia are widespread with a large concentration of overseas Chinese in 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, Thailand, and Vietnam... 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. ... Chinatown in San Francisco This article discusses Chinatown patterns in North America. ... This article discusses Chinatowns in Oceania. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...

In general, there are three types of Chinatowns in North America: frontier and rural Chinatowns, urban Chinatowns, and suburban Chinatowns. The first two types of Chinatowns were typically pioneered by early Chinese immigrants in the 19th to the mid-20th centuries. Suburban quasi-"Chinatowns" - altogether replacing the functions of their original counterparts - were developed due to the arrival of later waves of new ethnic Chinese immigrants as well as the in flow of investments, mostly during the 1970s and 1980s. North America North America is a continent[1] in the Earths northern hemisphere and (chiefly) western hemisphere. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For other uses, see Central America (disambiguation). ... 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. ... Chinatown in San Francisco This article discusses Chinatown patterns in North America. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A frontier is a political and geographical term referring to areas near or beyond a boundary, or of a different nature. ... Sign in a rural area in Dalarna, Sweden Qichun, a rural town in Hubei province, China An artists rendering of an aerial view of the Maryland countryside: Jane Frank (Jane Schenthal Frank, 1918-1986), Aerial Series: Ploughed Fields, Maryland, 1974, acrylic and mixed materials on apertured double canvas, 52... Cities with at least a million inhabitants in 2006 An urban area is an area with an increased density of human-created structures in comparison to the areas surrounding it. ... “Suburbia” redirects here. ...

Unique Chinese-style architecture characterize the streets of San Francisco's historic Chinatown, the largest in the United States.

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Chinatowns in Canada

Alberta

Edmonton

There are actually two Edmonton Chinatowns: The newer Chinatown North dominated by Hong Kong Chinese emigrees and the older Chinatown South. Edmonton is the capital of the Canadian province of Alberta, situated in the north central region of the province, an area with some of the most fertile farm land on the prairies. ...


Calgary

The Chinatown in Calgary (see Chinatown, Calgary) is the largest in Alberta and one of the largest in Canada. It stretches east-west from 1 Ave SW to 10th St SW and north-south from Bow River to 5 Av SW. This Chinatown consists of a large shopping centre called Dragon City Mall and a Calgary Chinese Cultural Centre located at 1 St SW. Another neighbourhood with a distinctly Asian cultural flair is forming along the Centre Street corridor to the north of downtown and the Bow River. Nearly all of this is post-1930s, as Calgary's original Chinatown was little more than a handful of Chinese and Western restaurants in the same area, without the historic Chinese-ethnic residential-commercial quality of true historic Chinatowns like those in Vancouver and Vermont. People tend to like cheese. Calgary is a city in the province of Alberta, Canada. ... Calgarys Chinatown is the third largest in Canada after those in Vancouver and Toronto. ... Motto: Fortis et liber(Latin) Strong and free Capital Edmonton Largest city Calgary Official languages English (see below) Government - Lieutenant-Governor Norman Kwong - Premier Ed Stelmach (PC) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 28 - Senate seats 6 Confederation September 1, 1905 (split from Northwest Territories) (8th [Province]) Area Ranked... Dragon City Mall is located in Calgarys Chinatown district. ... The Bow River is a river in the Canadian province of Alberta. ...


There are also a number of other areas in Calgary's suburbs that have an especially high Asian population.


British Columbia

Vancouver

Main article: Chinatown, Vancouver

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. 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 Sunset (diminishment)) Capital Victoria Largest city Vancouver Official languages English Government - Lieutenant-Governor Iona Campagnolo - 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 944,735... This article is about the city of Victoria. ...


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. For other uses, see Ming. ...


The moniker "Hongcouver" developed during the influx of Hong Kongers in the 1980s and is commonly used outside Vancouver to describe the city. HongCouver is a somewhat derogatory term referring to Vancouver in the aftermath of the large-scale Chinese Canadian immigration of the 1980s and 1990s, particularly as a result that originating in Hong Kong. ... Hongkongers are the residents of Hong Kong, no matter they are Chinese citizens or not. ...


During the early 1990s, the cultural centre and destination point for Chinese Canadians had begun to shift away from the old Chinatown in downtown Vancouver, moving southward into the suburbs of the Lower Mainland, particularly around 41st Street and Victoria in Vancouver City and the Golden Village area in Richmond. In addition to Richmond, there were some other Chinese immigrant communities developing in Burnaby and Coquitlam. The malls of the Metrotown district of South Burnaby are heavily Asian oriented, and comprise yet another suburban quasi-Chinatown, though less so than Golden Village. A Chinese Canadian is a person of Chinese descent or origin who was born in or immigrated to Canada. ... The Lower Mainland is the name that residents of British Columbia apply to the region surrounding the City of Vancouver. ... A Golden Village theatre at VivoCity, Singapores largest multiplex, and one of Asias largest, with the largest screen in Asia. ... Richmond is an incorporated city on the Pacific coast of the Canadian province of British Columbia. ... “Burnaby” redirects here. ... This article is about Coquitlam, British Columbia. ... A Golden Village theatre at VivoCity, Singapores largest multiplex, and one of Asias largest, with the largest screen in Asia. ...


Currently there is new momentum in Chinatown consistent with the condominium boom seen in most of downtown. International Village, which is an outgrowth of the Expo Lands development, is a new neighbourhood being created in Chinatown which includes an Asian mega mall and numerous upscale shoppes and restaurant developments that are intended to rejuvenate Chinatown. This article refers to a form of housing. ...


Richmond

Richmond's Golden Village, the "new Chinatown" of Greater Vancouver.

The Golden Village neighbourhood of Richmond, a suburb of Vancouver, is the exception to North American Chinatown trends described above. Unlike the Mandarin-dominated or the pan-Chinese new "Chinatowns" in the U.S., Richmond is practically a "Hong Kong Town" and hence, it does tend to be more or less Hong Kong-centric in terms of its offerings. In local English usage, it is not referred to as Chinatown, which refers only to downtown Vancouver's historic Chinatown district.[citation needed] Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1704x2272, 1376 KB) Other versions of this file File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Chinatowns in North America User:Buchanan-Hermit/photographs/richmond President Plaza (mall) Golden... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1704x2272, 1376 KB) Other versions of this file File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Chinatowns in North America User:Buchanan-Hermit/photographs/richmond President Plaza (mall) Golden... A small sample of typical stores in the Golden Village. ... Motto: Building a sustainable region Area: 2,878. ... A small sample of typical stores in the Golden Village. ... 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. ...


The Richmond area is 10 kilometres south of Chinatown in downtown Vancouver near Highway 99 and Westminster Highway; the main corridor of the comparatively new Chinese retail is No. 3 Road. It is quite possibly the largest suburban Chinatown in North America[citation needed], complete with numerous malls, very large grocery stores, and an endless number of restaurants and small businesses. The gleaming Aberdeen Centre and Yaohan Centre are prominent malls for Chinese retail. Also, with a myriad of Cantonese seafood eateries, many top Hong Kong chefs have been lured to restaurants in the Golden Village. A small business may be defined as a business with a small number of employees. ...


As of 2006, two-thirds of Richmond's population was of Chinese descent — which was approximately 100,000 people [1]. Many affluent Hong Kong Chinese especially chose to come to the Vancouver area to escape the perceived implications of the handover of sovereignty of Hong Kong in 1997 from Britain to communist Mainland China. The transfer of Hong Kong from the United Kingdom to the Peoples Republic of China (PRC), often referred to as The Handover, occurred on June 30, 1997. ... ...


Burnaby

Increasing Chinese migration to Burnaby (another suburbs in the Greater Vancouver Regional District) has led to the development of the Crystal Mall, a pan-Asian mall close to the popular Metrotown Mall.


Victoria

Entrance to Victoria's Chinatown.

A very small Chinatown can be found in the provincial capital of Victoria, although as with most North American Chinatowns it is mostly touted as a tourist attraction. It is centred on Fisgard Street and is, along with the much larger one in downtown Vancouver, one of the oldest surviving historic Chinatowns in North America. There are about two dozen Chinese-oriented businesses in this area. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (818x481, 78 KB) Summary Picture of the gate at Chinatown, Victoria, British Columbia taken by me on May 29, 2006 Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (818x481, 78 KB) Summary Picture of the gate at Chinatown, Victoria, British Columbia taken by me on May 29, 2006 Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This article is about the city of Victoria. ... For other uses, see Vancouver (disambiguation). ...


Despite its small size, it was once the largest Chinatown on the West Coast of North America and played an important part in local history, and companies based here were the contractors for railway labour on the CPR and CNR. During the 20th Century, the second floor of the building on the southwest corner of Government and Fisgard Streets was the International Headquarters of the Chinese Communist Party.


Other Chinatowns in British Columbia

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Manitoba

The Chinatown in Winnipeg was formed in 1909. It is on King Street between James and Higgins Avenues, and was officially designated in 1968. Some 20,000 Chinese live in the Winnipeg area. Motto: Template:Unhide = Unum Cum Virtute Multorum (One With the Strength of Many) Location City Information Established: 1738 (Fort Rouge), 1873 (City of Winnipeg) Area: 465. ... Year 1909 (MCMIX) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Winnipeg (disambiguation). ...


Ontario

Toronto

Main article: Chinatown, Toronto

Toronto's largest Chinatown is centered on Spadina Avenue and Dundas Street. To the east of the Don River is Toronto Chinatown East, at the corner of Broadview Avenue and Gerrard Street. With a population of over 400,000 Chinese, Toronto has the largest concentration of "chinatowns" in North America when considering all five major chinatowns in the metropolitan region. Toronto's Chinatown and Chinese communities are highly represented by Hong Kong immigrants and families. In the last decade, mostly after the 1997 Hong Kong handover, the influx of immigrants from mainland China has surpassed the flow of immigration from Hong Kong. However, most Chinese businesses and restaurants are still conducted in Cantonese. The pan-Chinese diasporas are generally segregated, with the Vietnamese Chinese, who generally arrived as impoverished refugees, residing in old Chinatown and suburban Mississauga west of Toronto. The wealthy Hong Kong Chinese tend to be concentrated in upscale Markham and Richmond Hill in the northern part of Greater Toronto. The Mainland Chinese have concentrated in the historic Chinatown in Toronto. Toronto Downtown Chinatown, Spadina & Dundas. ... Template:Hide = Motto: Template:Unhide = Diversity Our Strength Image:Toronto, Ontario Location. ...


In addition to the Chinatown around Dundas and Spadina and the East Chinatown on Gerrard, there are multiple other Chinatowns throughout Toronto's suburbs, especially those in Agincourt and Milliken: Stretching west from Brimley along Sheppard Avenue to blocks west of Kennedy and north from Sheppard to Steeles. Mississauga, Richmond Hill along Bayview/Hwy 7 to Leslie/Hwy 7 and north from Hwy 7 to roughly 16th avenue. Agincourt is a very diverse community in Scarborough, the eastern portion of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... For the First Nation, see Mississaugas. ... Motto: En la rose, je fleuris (French for Like the rose, I flourish) Map showing Richmond Hills location in York Region Country Canada Province Ontario Region York Region Incorporated 1873 Government  - Mayor Dave Barrow  - Governing Body Richmond Hill Town Council  - MPs Lui Temelkovski, Bryon Wilfert Population (2006)[1]  - City...

Pacific Mall in suburban Markham

To the north of the city of Toronto, Markham and Richmond Hill, Ontario are noted for their large concentration of Chinese strip malls; in 2001, 30 percent of Markham's population, or 62,355 people, was of Chinese descent. Mentionable Chinese malls in Markham and Richmond Hill include Pacific Mall (largest Chinese mall in North America with over 300 stores), Market Village, Metro Square, and First Markham Place, Times Square, Commerce Gate, Chalmers Gate and Golden Gate Plaza. On February 14, 2007, Splendid China Tower Mall had opened. It's at the corner of Kennedy Rd and Steel Ave, which it's the border of Scarborough and Markham and it marks the entrance of another expansion of the Chinese cultural-commercial presence in North America. Image File history File links Pacific-mall. ... Image File history File links Pacific-mall. ... Pacific Mall is an Asian themed shopping centre located in Markham, Ontario, Canada. ... Map showing Markhams location in York Region Coordinates: , Country Canada Province Ontario Regional Municipality York Region Communities Buttonville, Thornhill, German Mills, Milliken, Unionville Settled 1794 Incorporated 1972 (town) Government  - Mayor Frank Scarpitti  - Deputy Mayor Jim Jones  - Regional Councillors Jack Heath, Tony Wong, Gordon Landon  - MPs Susan Kadis (LPC) - Thornhill... Motto: En la rose, je fleuris (French for Like the rose, I flourish) Map showing Richmond Hills location in York Region Country Canada Province Ontario Region York Region Incorporated 1873 Government  - Mayor Dave Barrow  - Governing Body Richmond Hill Town Council  - MPs Lui Temelkovski, Bryon Wilfert Population (2006)[1]  - City... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... Pacific Mall is an Asian themed shopping centre located in Markham, Ontario, Canada. ...


There have been a number of businesses, namely restaurants that have flourished in the large Chinese communities.


Toronto's new Chinese suburbs include businesses from several regions of China, but they also are dominated by businesses set up by Hong Kong companies as well as immigrants from Hong Kong and their families. Also, the old Chinatown of Toronto on Spadina Avenue has become noticeably Vietnamese in character. Vietnamese have also become part of the new Asian areas on the Jane and Finch corridor and in Missisauga.


Ottawa


Ottawa's "Chinatown" is actually named the Asian Village and it is located in the Centretown area, on Somerset Street West near Bronson Avenue. It is a community mixes with ethnic markets, shops, services and especially an assortment of ethnic Chinese and ethnic Vietnamese eateries. [2] This article is about the capital city of Canada. ...


Windsor


An informal but sizable Chinatown is found in Windsor, Ontario, in close proximity to the Ambassador Bridge on Wyandotte Street West, between Ranking Avenue and Partingten Avenue, within walking distance from the University of Windsor. This street has several businesses, ranging from Chinese groceries, restaurants, bakeries, among others - mostly established by the Vietnamese Chinese migrants. This Chinatown is also frequented by people from Michigan and Ohio since Metro Detroit lacks a formal "Chinatown", although there is a growing Chinese retail strip in the Detroit suburb of Madison Heights, Michigan, also filled with various businesses owned by Vietnamese Chinese. Nickname: Motto: The river and the land sustain us. ... The Ambassador Bridge is a privately owned suspension bridge that connects Detroit, Michigan, in the United States, with Windsor, Ontario, in Canada. ... The University of Windsor (401 Sunset Avenue, Windsor, Ontario N9B 3P4) is a non-denominational, provincially-supported, coeducational, public comprehensive university in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. ... Madison Heights is a city in Oakland County of the U.S. state of Michigan. ...


Hamilton


A Chinatown is bounded by Canon Street from James Street to Bay Street North and Vine Street from James Street to Bay Street North.


Kitchener


A Chinatown is located along King Street in the southern portion of downtown.


Quebec

The gate on boulevard Saint-Laurent

Montreal The gate to Montreals chinatown. ... The gate to Montreals chinatown. ...

Main article: Chinatown, Montreal

Montreal's small, but well-frequented Chinatown is on rue De La Gauchetière and around rue Saint-Urbain and boulevard Saint-Laurent, between boulevard René-Lévesque and rue Viger (Place-d'Armes metro station), just a stone's throw away from the touristy Old Montreal (Vieux-Montreal). It was originally formed in the 1890s and has been the centrepiece for Chinese residing in the Montreal area. The gate on Saint Lawrence Boulevard. ... This article needs cleanup. ... One of the entrances to the Square-Victoria metro station looks like a Paris Métro station. ... Old Montreal (or Vieux-Montréal in French) is the oldest area in the Canadian city of Montreal, dating back to colonial times. ...


The Chinatown is known as Quartier chinois in French. Hong Kong Chinese especially have settled in the area. Over the years, Vietnamese Chinese have set up shops and restaurants in the area as well. As with other Chinatowns the world over, the majority of the trade in the district are specialized in Chinese gastronomy, but there are also other diners specializing in Vietnamese cuisine. There are also Chinese bakeries offering Chinese pastries. Chinese bakeries in big cities like Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Shanghai, and across the world in Chinatowns, serve delicate pastries and delicious buns as well as tea, coffee and other drinks. ...


A newer Chinese commercial centre of suburban Montreal is on Boulevard Taschereau in Brossard, where Chinese Canadian make up a fairly sizable portion of the population. Began in the late 1980s, Hong Kong Chinese immigrant arrived prior to the 1997 Communist Chinese takeover of British Hong Kong. Sadly, Brossard experienced a drop in its population of Chinese origin and many strip mall businesses have been abandoned as some Hong Kongers returned to meet their uncertain fate in the Communist-rule era of Hong Kong.


Chinese businesses in Quebec enjoy one of the only exceptions to that province's notorious language laws. When l'office de la langue francaise ordered restaurants and other businesses to replace their Chinese signs with signs where the French text is at least twice as large as Chinese, and without any English, Chinese businessmen protested that this was unlucky and bad for business. They were granted exemptions from the province's strict sign laws on cultural grounds.


Quebec City


There was once a Chinatown on Cote d'Abraham in Quebec City, but Autoroute Dufferin-Montmorency cuts through what was once its location. Historically, it paled in size in contrast to its somewhat larger counterpart in Montreal. Some restaurants and a few Chinese residents remain. Most have moved to Montreal or Toronto. Nickname: Motto: Don de Dieu feray valoir (I shall put Gods gift to good use; the Don de Dieu was Champlains ship) Coordinates: , Country Province Agglomeration Quebec City Statute of the city Capitale-Nationale Administrative Region Capitale-Nationale Founded 1608 by Samuel de Champlain Constitution date 1833 Government... Autoroute 440 (or A-440) is a superhighway located in Quebec City. ... Nickname: Motto: Concordia Salus (well-being through harmony) Coordinates: , Country Province Region Montréal Founded 1642 Established 1832 Government  - Mayor Gérald Tremblay Area [1][2][3]  - City 365. ...


Saskatchewan

Regina


Regina's Chinatown is found on 11th Avenue between Broad Street and Winnipeg Street. It features red bilingual street signs (in contrast to the standard English-only blue signs) and a few Asian groceries. Nickname: Motto: Floreat Regina (Let Regina Flourish) Location of Regina in the SE quadrant of Saskatchewan Coordinates: , Country Province District Municipality of Sherwood Established 1882 Government  - City Mayor Pat Fiacco  - Governing body Regina City Council  - MPs Dave Batters Ralph Goodale Tom Lukiwski Andrew Scheer  - MLAs Joanne Crofford Doreen Hamilton Ron...


Saskatoons


In Saskatoon, the Chinatown can be found in the Riversdale district of that city. Saskatoon is a city located in central Saskatchewan, Canada, on the South Saskatchewan River. ...


Chinatowns in the United States

Arizona

Phoenix

Phoenix once had a Chinatown around what is now US Airways Center. It was defunct long before US Airways Center was built. Some artifacts from the Chinatown were uncovered in an archaeological dig on the site, and are exhibited at the Center.


A Chinatown-themed shopping center built to traditional Chinese architecture was opened in 1997 near the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. The Chinese-American supermarket chain 99 Ranch Market operates a branch there. The shopping complex has attracted few tenants due to high rents. However, throughout Phoenix, there are many pockets of Chinese communities and areas nearby contain many Chinese supermarkets and restaurants. “PHX” redirects here. ... 99 Ranch Market (also called Tawa Supermarket in its Chinese name, sometimes called Ranch 99 due to confusion based on its logo) is one of the largest Asian American supermarket chains in the United States. ...


California

Given its relative proximity to East Asia and Southeast Asia, California has the largest number of historic and contemporary Chinatowns in North America. The state boasts of the largest number of Chinatowns of all types, including the most well-known and largest Chinatown in San Francisco, the first all-Chinese rural town of Locke to be built by Chinese immigrants, and the first "Suburban Chinatown" that includes the cities of Monterey Park, Alhambra, San Gabriel and neighboring areas. Locke, California is a community built in California, USA by Chinese immigrants during the early 20th century. ...


Many early Chinese immigrants were processed at Angel Island (now a California state park) in the San Francisco Bay area, which is equivalent to New York's Ellis Island for European immigrants. This article is about Angel Island State Park. ... Ellis Island, at the mouth of the Hudson River in New York Harbor, was at one time the main entry facility for immigrants entering the United States from January 1, 1892 until November 12, 1954. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ...


Northern California

San Francisco

One of the largest, most notorious, most prominent and most highly-visited in North America is the San Francisco Chinatown, which is predominantly Cantonese-speaking, though many immigrants from Mainland China (mostly hailing from Guangdong province) are also fluent in Mandarin. Its main entrance is at Grant Avenue at Bush Street, but the center of Chinese commercial activities is on Stockton Avenue, whereas the section mostly oriented towards tourists is on Grant Avenue. While downtown Chinatown is the Chinese cultural center, smaller neighborhoods in the Richmond (Geary Avenue, Clement Street) and Sunset (Noriega Street, Irving Street west of 19th Avenue) districts have developed in recent years, coexisting with ethnic Russian and Korean businesses. An intersection of Chinatown in San Francisco. ... An intersection of Chinatown in San Francisco. ... This article is on all of the Yue dialects. ... Not to be confused with the former Kwantung Leased Territory in north-eastern China. ... This article is on all of the Northern and Southwestern Chinese dialects. ... The Richmond District is an area in the northwest of San Francisco, USA. Lying directly north of Golden Gate Park, the Richmond is bounded roughly by Fulton Street to the south, Arguello Street to the east, The Presidio and Lincoln Park to the north, and the Pacific Ocean to the... The Sunset District is a neighborhood in the western half of San Francisco, California, USA that is primarily residential and is built along a grid pattern. ...

Arch to San Francisco's Chinatown.

Founded around 1850, Chinatown was destroyed in the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and was later rebuilt and re-realized, using a Chinese-style architecture that has been criticized as garish and touristy. According to Sunset Magazine, Chinatown receives millions of the tourist annually, making the community, along with Alcatraz and Golden Gate Bridge, one of the prime attractions and highlights of the city of San Francisco as well as the centerpiece of Chinese-American history. With its Chinatown as the landmark, the city of San Francisco itself has one of the largest and predominant concentrations of Chinese-American population centers, representing 20% of total population as of the 2000 Census, even more than New York City in terms of proportional numbers according to anthropologist Bernard Wong. However, many ethnic Chinese - whether American-born Chinese or newer immigrant from the Hong Kong, Mainland China, Vietnam - do not reside today in Chinatown but throughout the city of San Francisco as well as the surrounding Oakland and San Jose areas, but Chinatown remains the historical anchor. Chinatown has also remained the symbolic center as city politicians amd candidates have made it a de rigueur stop during election campaigns. Historically and today, Chinese in America refer to San Francisco in Cantonese Chinese as Die Foul (大埠, which can be translated as 大城, da cheng in Mandarin Chinese or the Big City in English.) Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1280x960, 450 KB) Chinatown, San Francisco, USA / Personal picture taken by user Urban, 2004 File links The following pages link to this file: Chinatowns in North America ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1280x960, 450 KB) Chinatown, San Francisco, USA / Personal picture taken by user Urban, 2004 File links The following pages link to this file: Chinatowns in North America ... One of the formal entrances or Paifang to Chinatown in London, England. ... PPPPPPPPPPP§ ... Alcatraz Island is located in the middle of San Francisco Bay in California. ... The Golden Gate Bridge is a suspension bridge spanning the Golden Gate, the opening into the San Francisco Bay from the Pacific Ocean. ... This article is on all of the Northern Chinese dialects. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ...


Besides the main thoroughfare of Grant Avenue and various side streets, Chinatown has several side alleys, including Ross Alley. Contained within this alley is a mix of touristy stores, tiny barber shop (once patronized by famous singer Frank Sinatra) as well as a fortune cookie factory. Ross Alley used to have brothels, but they no longer exist. “Sinatra” redirects here. ...

Chinatown in San Francisco

Also within the confines of Chinatown is the Woh Hei Yuen Recreation Center and Park on Powell Street. Many Chinese-speaking old-timers are frequent patrons this park because their lodgings – generally intended for low-income persons - tend to be tiny and cramped. Many elderly people gather to play mahjong, Chinese poker, perform tai chi exercises in the morning, read a Chinese-language newspaper, or simply to lounge around. 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 is about the four-player game of Chinese origin. ... Chinese poker is a card game that has been played in the Asian community for many years. ... Tai Chi Chuan or Taijiquan (from Chinese 太极拳 Tàijíquán, literally supreme ultimate fist), commonly known as Tai Chi or Taiji, is a nei chia (internal) Chinese martial art which is known for the claims of health and longevity benefits made by its...


San Francisco Chinatown hosts the largest Chinese New Year parade in North America, with corporate sponsors such as Bank of America and the award-winning and widely praised dragon dance team from the San Francisco Police Department, composed solely of Chinese-American SFPD officers (the only such team in existence in the United States). In its founding, it received the grant from the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association, otherwise known as the Chinese Six Companiees. As Chinatown and many Chinese-Americans in the San Francisco Bay Area have historical or current roots in province of Guangdong, China (particularly Taishan County) and in Hong Kong, these dances mostly are performed in the southern Chinese style. 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. ... The San Francisco Police Department or S.F.P.D., is responsible for policing in the City and County of San Francisco. ... Not to be confused with the former Kwantung Leased Territory in north-eastern China. ...


The first Chinese-American police chief in the United States, Fred Lau, of the SFPD, grew up in San Francisco Chinatown. The current SFPD Chief of Police, Heather Fong, was also born and raised in Chinatown. At the start of her police career, Fong was a key investigator of the notorious 1977 Golden Dragon massacre in San Francisco Chinatown. Fred Lau (born c. ... The San Francisco Police Department or S.F.P.D., is responsible for policing in the City and County of San Francisco. ... Heather Fong is the first female chief of police for San Francisco. ... The Golden Dragon Massacre took place in San Francisco, California on September 4, 1977. ...


San Francisco Chinatown has been shown in numerous movies and television shows, and can boast a number of firsts, including the invention of chop suey, being the site of printing currency for the then-newly emerged Republic of China, and the first Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association. During the civil rights movement of the 1960s, San Francisco's Chinatown was also at the center for Chinese-American activism and radical politics, some of which was militant, as well as major gang activity with the emergence of the notorious Wah Ching in North America. Currently, the historic Chinatown shows some signs of decline. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... 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. ... Historically, various popular movements struggling for social justice and democratic rights since the Second World War were known as civil rights movement, most famously the American civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s, which struggled for equal rights for African-Americans. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from 1960 to 1969, inclusive. ... Wah Ching (華青, Hanyu Pinyin: Huáqīng, Cantonese: Wa4 ching1) also known by slang as Dub C is a Chinese street gang that originated in San Franciscos Chinatown in the 1960s. ...


After President Richard M. Nixon's historic 1972 visit to the People's Republic of China, the arrival of new Chinese immigrants to the San Francisco area helped diversify and introduce new Chinese cuisine from many regions throughout mainland China in its Chinatown — the restaurants previously served mainly Cantonese and unauthentic Chinese-American fare. However, the Chinese seafood restaurants with the best prices is said not to be in Chinatown itself but in the Richmond District and other Bay Area suburbs. In some cases these seafood restaurants are part of Hong Kong-based restaurant chains. Richard Milhous Nixon (January 9, 1913 – April 22, 1994) was the 37th President of the United States, serving from 1969 to 1974. ...


Today, as with most Chinatowns in or near congested urban centers, parking problems still continue to plague Chinatown which has implications on the economy of the enclave. Due to the aging infrastructure which pre-dated the advent of the motor vehicle, it has been said nothing could be done by the municipal government of San Francisco to alleviate such problems. Many principal ethnic Chinese residents and frequenters of Chinatown are elderly and do not speak much English and in terms of transportation have very limited mobility and remain in Chinatown for shopping and social services through the local associations.


The comparatively new Chinese cultural and commercial enclave of Richmond community (where Chinese development occurred during much of the 1980s and 1990s) provides a shopping and dining alternative as Chinese-Americans continually gravitate to the area instead, as it offers more authentic stores and Chinese restaurants, while the original Chinatown of San Francisco still remains dependent on gwei lo visitors for survival just as it has been since the 1920s.


Oakland
Main article: Chinatown, Oakland
Chinatown, Oakland

Oakland's Chinatown is frequently referred to as "Oakland Chinatown" in order to distinguish it from nearby San Francisco's Chinatown. Originally formed in the 1860s, the Chinatown of Oakland = centering upon 8th Street and Webster Street - shares a long history as its counterpart in the city of San Francisco as Oakland's community remains one of the focal point of Chinese American heritage in the San Francisco Bay Area. However, the major difference with San Francisco's Chinatown is that Oakland's version is not as touristy as its local economt is tends not to rely on tourism as much so bok gwai are rather rare. But the local government of Oakland has since promoted it as such as it is considered one the top sources of sales tax revenue for the city. The Chinatown does not have an ornamental entrance arch (paifang) but the streets of the community are adorned with road signs in English with Chinese rendering. Oaklands Chinatown in California is frequently referred to as Oakland Chinatown in order to distinguish it from nearby San Franciscos Chinatown. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2592x1944, 1534 KB) Uploading image of Chinatown, Oakland, California I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2592x1944, 1534 KB) Uploading image of Chinatown, Oakland, California I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... Oakland is the name of several places in the United States of America: Oakland, Alabama Oakland, California (The best-known city with this name) Oakland, Florida Oakland, Maine Oakland, Maryland Oakland, Michigan Oakland, Missouri Oakland, Nebraska Oakland, New Jersey Oakland, Oklahoma Oakland, Oregon Oakland, Pennsylvania Oakland, Rhode Island Oakland, Tennessee... Oakland is the name of several places in the United States of America: Oakland, Alabama Oakland, California (The best-known city with this name) Oakland, Florida Oakland, Maine Oakland, Maryland Oakland, Michigan Oakland, Missouri Oakland, Nebraska Oakland, New Jersey Oakland, Oklahoma Oakland, Oregon Oakland, Pennsylvania Oakland, Rhode Island Oakland, Tennessee... One of the formal entrances or Paifang to Chinatown in London, England. ...


Today, while it remains a Cantonese-speaking enclave "Chinatown" is not exclusively Chinese anymore, but a vibrant pan-Asian neighborhood which reflects Oakland's rich diversity of Asian community of Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, Filipino, Japanese, Cambodian, Laotian, Mien, Thai, and others. In a matter of 12 city blocks, one can expect to find in this Chinatown a collection of groceries, restaurants, stores (offering products such as ginseng and herbs, jewelry, and so on), clinics, the Oakland Asian Cultural Center (9th Street), and habitations for elderly immigrants, as well as a local branch of the Oakland Public Library filled with Asian materials and collections. In addition to the standard Chinese New Year festivities, the Oakland Chinatown Streetfest (as held by the Oakland Chinatown Chamber of Commerce) is also held yearly in August and it features Chinese lion dances, parades, music, cooking demonstrations and contests, food festival, and various activities. The Lao are an ethnic group of Southeast Asia. ... The Yao nationality (瑶族, pinyin: Yáo zú) are an ethnic group. ... Not to be confused with ginger. ... Jewelry (the American spelling; spelled jewellery in Commonwealth English) consists of ornamental devices worn by persons, typically made with gems and precious metals. ... Side of the Piedmont Avenue branch library The Oakland Public Library system is the network of libraries in Oakland, California. ...


Oakland's Chinatown faces much competition from the suburban Chinese shopping centers scattered throughout the Bay Area.


San Jose/Silicon Valley

While the city of San Jose proper did have several Chinatowns in the past, they are all extinct today. Other examples of "Chinatowns" in the suburbs in California are suburban Fremont, Milpitas and Cupertino in the south San Francisco Bay Area. These three cities are located in Silicon Valley, where large numbers of Taiwanese Americans and Mainland Chinese nationals (many of whom are on U.S. work visas) are employed in the high-tech industry and where large number of Taiwanese high-tech firms are headquartered. Foster City also has a large Taiwanese American population. Cupertino remains the cultural center. For the unincorporated community in Yolo County, California, see Fremont, Yolo County, California. ... Location in Santa Clara County and the state of California Country State County Santa Clara Government  - Mayor Jose Joe Esteves Area  - City 13. ... Location of Cupertino within Santa Clara County, California. ... USGS satellite photo of the San Francisco Bay Area. ... For the Nintendo 64 game, see Space Station Silicon Valley. ... Entry visa valid in Schengen treaty countries. ... This article is about the town in California. ...


There are many Chinese shopping centers scattered around the Silicon Valley, which may have a social and economic impact on the old Chinatown in San Francisco. Silicon Valley tends to be mostly Taiwanese-dominated, whereas the Chinatowns of San Francisco and Oakland tend to be more heavily Cantonese-speaking. Some of the most notable of such centers are Cupertino Village in Cupertino, Milpitas Square in Milpitas, and Little Taipei in Fremont.


Sacramento

Sacramento has a relatively small urban Chinatown. The city consists mostly of Vietnamese American businesses. There are also other Asian strip malls such as Pacific Rim Plaza and a major Asian supermarket. Sacramento has a long Chinese influence dating back to the California gold rush period. However, in the past decade, Sacramento has seen a booming ethnic Vietnamese population with a large migration from other parts of California. “Sacramento” redirects here. ... A Vietnamese American is a resident of the United States who is of ethnic Vietnamese descent. ... 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. ...


Just beyond the Sacramento and Stockton areas, the small town of Locke, California is an example of an early rural "Chinatown" completely built by Chinese immigrants in 1915. It would be referred to by Chinese as "Ah so! You lookee but no touchee at Lockee!". Consisting of only three streets in town (Main Street, River Road, and Key Street), it was a thriving community with various merchants and associations ass its economy based mostly on the agriculture. Very few ethnic Chinese live there these days. The Dai Loy Museum - dai loy(大來) literally renders as "big come" in Cantonese - as well as one Chinese restaurant offering a mixture of traditional Cantonese and Americanized Chinese food are features in Locke. In the early 1980s, a 30-minute documentary from the University of California, Berkeley called American Chinatown, which documented the last surviving immigrant old-timers as well as battles with land developers and the touristification of the community. Nickname: Motto: Stocktons Great, Take A Look! Location in San Joaquin County and the state of California Coordinates: , Country State County San Joaquin County Incorporated 1850 Government  - Mayor Edward J. Chavez  - City Manager J. Gordon Palmer, Jr. ... Locke, California is a community built in California, USA by Chinese immigrants during the early 20th century. ... The University of California, Berkeley (also known as Cal, UC Berkeley, UCB, or simply Berkeley) is a prestigious, public, coeducational university situated in the foothills of Berkeley, California to the east of San Francisco Bay, overlooking the Golden Gate and its bridge. ...


Fresno and Central Valley

Work is underway to revitalize Fresno's once-moribund Chinatown, founded in 1885 at F Street in the San Joaquin Valley city. It is undergoing a massive beautification project. However, currently the area is not exclusively Chinese. One of the major problems is that there are fewer Chinese businesses there. But the area already holds an annual Chinese New Year celebration. 1885 (MDCCCLXXXV) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


The town of Hanford, California - about 30 miles distance from Fresno - features a ramshackled "Chinatown" from the 19th century era, mostly contained within a small street block known as China Alley. Many early immigrants arrived from the Sam Yup region (or Sanyi in modern pinyin) in the province of Guangdong, China. Many of its multigeneration American-born Chinese descendants of original settlers have since moved on. Chinatown had its early share of opium dens and brothels. In modern times, all that still stands of China Alley is a Taoist temple (a monument officially recognized by the National Register of Historic Places) and a special museum. Location in Kings County and the state of California Country State County Kings Government  - Mayor Joaquin D. Gonzalez  - Vice Mayor David G. Ayers  - City Manager Gary Misenheimer Area  - City  13. ... For other uses of the words tao and dao, see Dao (disambiguation). ... A typical plaque showing entry on the National Register of Historic Places. ...


Southern California

Entryway to Los Angeles's Chinatown, where ethnic Chinese from Vietnam and Cambodia live and own businesses

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Artesia

The city of Artesia has an emerging and much smaller Taiwanese commercial district in South Street and Pioneer Boulevard. Artesia is a city located in Los Angeles County, California, United States. ...


Inland Empire

Several cities of the Inland Empire region once had standing Chinatowns, including the former farming communities of San Bernardino, Riverside, and Redlands. The Inland Empire and its regions within The Inland Empire refers to the region in Southern California located in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties in the United States. ... San Bernardino is the county seat of San Bernardino County, California, United States. ... Nickname: Location in the state of California Coordinates: , Country State County Riverside Government  - Mayor Ron Loveridge Area  - City  78. ... Redlands is a city in San Bernardino County, California, United States. ...


San Bernardino's Chinatown, pioneered in the late 1870s, occupied Third Street between Arrowhead and Mountain View. During its peak in the 1890s, the community flourished with several Chinese habitations and community trades, such as shops. By the 1920s, Chinatown experienced decline and the last remnants of Chinatown fell into obscurity in 1959. Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The Chinatown in Redlands was on what is now Oriental Avenue and Texas Street. It is no longer extant. Redlands is a city located in San Bernardino County, California, United States. ...


The Chinatown of Riverside was established in 1885. The remaining Chinese American survivor of Riverside's Chinatown died off in 1974. He attempted to preserve Chinatown, but his efforts were in vain because the last remnant of Riverside's Chinatown was razed in 1978. As with many early Chinatowns in the small and medium-sized towns of California, the once vibrant Chinese American history has faded into obscurity.


Los Angeles

In the city of Los Angeles proper, the old inner-city Chinatown was built during the late 1930s–the second Chinatown to be constructed in Los Angeles. Formerly a "Little Italy," it is presently located on Broadway Avenue and Spring Street near Dodger Stadium in downtown Los Angeles with still several restaurants, grocers, and tourist-oriented trinket shops. A statue honoring the Kuomintang founder Dr. Sun Yat-sen adorns the more touristy area in the northeast section. Many ethnic Chinese from Vietnam and Cambodia (whom can speak Cantonese and Chaozhou dialects of Chinese) also own and operate bazaars in Chinatown, which are popular destinations, essentially selling low-quality merchandise at terribly low prices —with products as varied as cheap woodsilk towels, sandal wood soaps, apparel, and toys—that undercut long established American-born Chinese families who have had deep roots in Chinatown since the establishment of the original community. In terms of Chinese cuisine restaurants, the range of restaurants include several Cantonese seafood restaurants and delis as well as several handful of other eateries offering strictly Americanized Chinese food. Eateries offering Vietnamese cuisine are also very common throughout Chinatown. Chinatown is home to several family and regional associations and general service organizations for old-timer immigrants (called in Cantonese lo wal cue) as well as ones founded by and for the new immigrants from Southeast Asia. The enclave contains Buddhist temples, Chinese Christian church (with services conducted in Cantonese), and even a temple devoted to the Chinese Goddess of the Sea. 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. ... Nickname: Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates: , State County Settled 1781 Incorporated April 4, 1850 Government  - Type Mayor-Council  - Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa  - City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo  - Governing body City Council Area  - City  498. ... Little Italy is a general name for an ethnic enclave populated (or formerly populated) primarily by Italians or people of Italian ancestry, usually in an urban neighborhood. ... Dodger Stadium is a large outdoor baseball stadium in Los Angeles, California at Chávez Ravine. ... Skyline of downtown Los Angeles Downtown Los Angeles is the central business district of Los Angeles, California, located close to the geographic center of the metropolitan area. ... The Kuomintang of China (abbreviation KMT) (Traditional Chinese: ; Simplified Chinese: ; Hanyu Pinyin: ; Tongyong Pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Chung1-kuo2 Kuo2-min2-tang3) [1], also often translated as the Chinese Nationalist Party, is a political party in the Republic of China, now on Taiwan, and is currently the largest political party in... Sun Yat-sen (November 12, 1866 – March 12, 1925) was a Chinese revolutionary and political leader often referred to as the father of modern China. Sun played an instrumental role in the eventual overthrow of the Qing Dynasty in 1911. ...


New "Chinatowns" for the Chinese immigrants (as opposed to L.A. tourists) have been developed in the Los Angeles suburbs of Monterey Park and San Gabriel (see below for the sections entitled San Gabriel Valley and Orange County). 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. ... San Gabriel City Hall San Gabriel is a city located in Los Angeles County, California. ...


Orange County

Irvine


The upscale southern Orange County city of Irvine, located several miles south of Disneyland, contains yet another suburban-style but much smaller Taiwanese-dominant commercial and cultural center with several strip malls containing mostly businesses operated by and geared to the Mandarin-speaking immigrant community. It is on Culver Drive. 99 Ranch Market and Sam Woo Restaurant are the most frequented businesses in the area. Cities in Orange County Orange County is a county in Southern California, United States. ... Location of Irvine within Orange County, California. ... For other uses, see Disneyland (disambiguation). ...


One of the primary reason for major Taiwanese settlement in Irvine is simply that the top-rated University High School and University of California, Irvine (UCI) are major draws for several affluent Taiwanese immigrant parents. Incidentally, Asian Americans form the majority of UCI's undergraduate student population. Indeed, Irvine's Chinese American population has grown significantly over the years. Pao Fa Temple, one of the largest Buddhist temples and monasteries in the Western Hemisphere, has been opened. The University of California, Irvine is a public research university primarily situated in suburban Irvine, California, USA; a significant portion of the campus falls into the neighboring community of Newport Beach. ... Pao Fa Temple (寶法寺, pinyin: bǒa fǎ sì) is one of the large Buddhist monasteries and Buddhist temples in the United States. ... 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... The geographical western hemisphere of Earth, highlighted in yellow. ...


Westminster


A suburban enclave in Orange County where ethnic Chinese from Vietnam congregate is called Little Saigon and it is located on Bolsa Avenue in Westminster, California witch has served as an alternative to Chinatown, Los Angeles with its numerous supermarkets and stores. In the 1980s, it was originally envisioned by developers as a new "Chinatown" or "Asiatown" (in order to be more inclusive and profitable), but the name "Chinatown" would have been unfair to its much larger predominant and politically influential ethnic Vietnamese population, so it has been designated a "Little Saigon" instead. The Vietnam-born ethnic Chinese developers originally founded it and entrepreneurs own shops and eateries there. Many of the ethnic Chinese residing in Little Saigon are especially of Teochew stock, although many also conduct business in Cantonese Chinese. The funding for the development of Little Saigon's strip malls and shopping centers especially came from Chinese investors in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Indonesia. Some strip malls in the area have Chinese influences, including a strip mall with a wooden paifang leading to its parking lot as well another plaza containing a court of statues of Confucius and his disciples handcrafted in and imported from Mainland China. // Little Saigon is a name given to any of several overseas Vietnamese immigrant and descendant communities outside Vietnam, usually in the United States. ... Location of Westminster within Orange County, California. ... Ethnic Vietnamese may mean: Việt Kiều, referring to people of Vietnamese descent not living in Vietnam Vietnamese people, referring to people of Vietnamese descent without restriction Category: ... Teochiu can refer to: Chaozhou(潮州), a prefecture-level city in Guangdong Province, China. ... This article is on all of the Yue dialects. ... One of the formal entrances or Paifang to Chinatown in London, England. ... Confucius (Chinese: ; pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Kung-fu-tzu), lit. ...


San Diego

San Diego had a historic Chinatown founded in the 1870s, formerly around Market Street and Third Avenue, that has faded over time. In 1987, due to its historic and cultural value and efforts at preservation, the city council of San Diego officially designated the area as the Asian Pacific Thematic Historic District, which tends to overlaps with the burgeoning, gentrified Gaslamp Quarter (the center of the San Diego's trendy nightlife scene). The annal San Diego Chinese New Year Food and Cultural Faire is presented in this particular district. “San Diego” redirects here. ... Categories: San Diego | Stub ...


While there is no bustling traditional Chinatown à la the counterparts in Los Angeles or San Francisco, another closest equivalent that the San Diego area has to an Asian enclave - with a fair cultural diversity of Chinese, Japanese, and Korean influences - would be found about 10 miles away from the city center to the north on Clairemont Mesa Boulevard and Convoy Street in the suburban Clairemont Mesa neighborhood, with an indoor mall anchored by 99 Ranch Market and Sam Woo Restaurant and nearby, although incontinguos, pan-Asian strip malls and restaurants. Also featured are Mitsuwa market. This area serves as a cultural point for Chinese Americans living in the San Diego area and for those San Diego residents and visitors needing a fix of fairly decent Chinese food, other Asian ethnic cuisines such as Vietnamese pho and Japanese sushi, or catching up on news in Chinese-language newspapers, particularly the Los Angeles edition of World Journal. Convoy Street in San Diego,California, also known as just Convoy in San Diego county refers to a street in a community in San Diego called Kearny Mesa. ... Sam Woo Restaurant (三和) is a Chinese American restaurant chain that serves Hong Kong-style cuisine. ... Mitsuwa Marketplace is a growing Japanese-American supermarket chain, with locations in Torrance, California, Little Tokyo, San Diego, Costa Mesa, Gardena, New Jersey, and Chicago. ... This article is about Japanese cuisine. ... World Journal (Chinese: 世界日報; pinyin: shì jiè rì bào) is a daily Chinese language newspaper serving overseas Chinese in North America. ...


San Gabriel Valley

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In the Greater Los Angeles area, there are several suburban "Chinatowns" throughout the San Gabriel Valley region. These are not really referred to as "Chinatowns" per se, but generally by the city's name. This region has receive significant attention by the media and scholars as the cities therein contain the sole Asian majority populations - consisting largely of a foreign-born ethnic Chinese population from various countries - in the continental United States. The Greater Los Angeles Area, or the Southland, is the agglomeration of urbanized area around the city of Los Angeles, California, United States. ...


In a sense, the old Chinatown of Los Angeles has ceased to be the economic and cultural node for the local Chinese American community within the Los Angeles area, with a diversity of Chinese immigrants from Taiwan, Mainland China, and Vietnam. There are also smaller, but still substantial, numbers of Chinese immigrants hailing from Hong Kong as well as ethnic Chinese from Indonesia, Myanmar, and South Korea. In addition, the region has also been considered by food critics—for example, of the Los Angeles Times and The Atlantic Monthly—as having some of the best Chinese cuisines in the nation due to the large variety of competing Chinese restaurants (whereas there are very few authentic Chinese restaurants in the more well-known Los Angeles Westside). This just IN !!!:paris hiltons new dog. ... The Atlantic redirects here; for the ocean, see Atlantic Ocean. ... The Westside is generally considered to be the portion of Los Angeles, California and its suburbs that lies east of the Pacific Ocean including Brentwood, west of La Brea Avenue (varying definitions set the boundary at Fairfax Avenue or even the eastern border of Beverly Hills), south of the Santa...


The region also features the large Hsi Lai Temple in Hacienda Heights, among the largest Buddhist temples. As a result of the large Chinese diaspora living in the region, the Kee Wah Bakery chain of Hong Kong and Taiwan operates its prime U.S. locations mostly in the Greater Los Angeles' San Gabriel Valley area. The Path To Buddhahood, linking both the Bodhisattva hall and the Main Shrine. ... Hacienda Heights is an unincorporated census-designated place in Los Angeles County, California, USA. As of the 2000 census, the community had a total population of 53,122. ... Kee Wah Bakery is a chain of bakery stores in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and the United States (California). ...


Monterey Park
Pan-Chinese businesses in Monterey Park, California

The suburban city of Monterey Park, nicknamed "Little Taipei", was among the first satellite Chinatowns to be developed. It was settled in the late 1970s and once contained a large Mandarin-speaking Taiwanese population, but due to the in-migration of established Taiwanese immigrants to other suburbs in the late 1980s and early 1990s, their numbers have dwindled and the Cantonese-speakers have gradually become predominant and significant in the city. With its growing population, Monterey Park also received media attention in a 1985 article in Forbes magazine. 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 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. ... 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. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


Since the mid-1980s and on, Monterey Park has experienced continual immigration of working-class mainland Chinese and Vietnamese Chinese. In this city and adjacent areas, the number of Taiwanese-owned businesses actually began to decline and there are several Chinese Vietnamese-owned businesses, such as restaurants and supermarkets. Countless Chinese-owned businesses owned by the pan-Chinese diaspora (Hong Kong Chinese, Mainland Chinese, Vietnamese Chinese, and Indonesian Chinese) occupy nearly the main thoroughfares of the city, namely Atlantic Boulevard (a collection of strip malls) and eastward on Garvey Avenue, mostly featuring classic 1950s-era storefronts with common parking areas found in the rear. There are many popular competing large Hong Kong seafood restaurants found within the city, such as NYC Seafood. The branch of New Concept, a upscale dim sum chain of 28 restaurants based in China, operates in Monterey Park. Today, Chinese business throughout Monterey Park is now generally conducted in Cantonese, with some exceptions where it may conducted in Mandarin.


Alhambra
Main article: Alhambra, California

To the north of Monterey Park, the satellite Chinatown in the city of Alhambra has rapidly grown during the 1980s. With an Asian descent population of 47.2%, the area on Valley Boulevard is lined with numerous Chinese-owned banks, restaurants, bakeries, cafés, and other assortments of Chinese retail and boutiques. The municipalities of Alhambra and San Gabriel also jointly hosts the annual San Gabriel Valley Lunar New Year Parade and Festival (the fourth largest celebration in the U.S., after those in the old Chinatowns of San Francisco, Manhattan, and Los Angeles). The LA edition of the major Hong Kong news paper Sing Tao Daily used to be based in Alhambra, as was cooking sauce manufacturer Lee Kum Kee, before their relocations to a new facilities near Chinese-dominated Rowland Heights, California to the east. Location of Alhambra within Los Angeles County, California. ... For other uses, see Bank (disambiguation). ... Coffeehouse in Damascus A coffeehouse, coffee shop, or café shares some of the characteristics of a bar, and some of the characteristics of a restaurant. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Image:Lee Kum Kee. ... Location of Rowland Heights in Los Angeles County, California. ...


San Gabriel

The adjoining neighboring city of San Gabriel, with 48.9% population of Asian descent, has a mix pan-Chinese community in the area, while the "Chinatown" in the city of Los Angeles remains tiny, touristy, and Cantonese-speaking. The area also on Valley Boulevard started off as an area serving Chinese Vietnamese refugees but it has grown to include a mix of trendy and utilitarian businesses owned by Taiwanese, Mainland Chinese, Hong Kong Chinese, and ethnic Vietnamese immigrants. It is among the largest suburban "Chinatown" business districts in California and a large shopping complex anchored by 99 Ranch Market is among the highly popular landmarks in the area (a panoramic pic of this retail center is viewable on www.milpitasquare.com/San Gabriel Square at Dusk.htm). The city serves somewhat as a buffer zone or convergence, since residentially, a significant number of wealthy Taiwanese immigrants reside in the upscale community of San Marino (bordering north of San Gabriel) and the blue-collar Chinese Vietnamese live in working-class Rosemead (located south and east of San Gabriel). San Gabriel City Hall San Gabriel is a city located in Los Angeles County, California. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Nickname: Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates: , State County Settled 1781 Incorporated April 4, 1850 Government  - Type Mayor-Council  - Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa  - City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo  - Governing body City Council Area  - City  498. ... Buffer Zone is one of the neighborhoods of North Nazimabad Town in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan. ...


Arcadia

The city of Arcadia has an emerging Taiwanese commercial district south on Huntington Drive, on Baldwin Avenue. The area already contains several supermarkets. The only U.S. branch of the Taipei-based dumpling restaurant Din Tai Fung operates in the Los Angeles area, specifically in Arcadia. Nickname: Coordinates: , Country Region City seat Xinyi District (信義區) Government  - Mayor Hau Lung-bin (KMT)1 E9 Area  - City 271. ... Din Tai Fung Xiaolongbao. ...


Rowland Heights
One of several Taiwan-oriented strip malls along Colima Road in Rowland Heights, California

Another so-called suburban "Chinatown," so to speak, includes the Taiwanese-driven Rowland Heights (approximately 20 miles east of the Los Angeles Chinatown) with its fragmented smattering of shopping centers, concentrated on Colima Road (approximately between Fullerton Road and Nogales Avenue). After the mass exodus of Mandarin-speaking Taiwanese Americans from Monterey Park in the late 1980s and 1990s, the Los Angeles edition of the Chinese-language paper World Journal dubbed Rowland Heights the "new Little Taipei." There are also several large Taiwanese origin populations living in nearby hillside residential communities, although many Mainland Chinese, Korean Chinese, and ethnic Korean immigrants reside there as well. Rowland Heights serves as the main business district. The Chinese strip malls are mixed with separate strip malls containing Korean American businesses. Just off the main Colima Road corridor in Rowland Heights, the neon-lit and highly packed Diamond Plaza is an especially vibrant two-story strip mall containing businesses - restaurants, tea places, bakeries, pool hall, and boutiques - geared towards both immigrants from Taiwan as well as American-born Chinese. Additionally, more and more Asian businesses are occupying other strip malls in Rowland Heights and adjacent Hacienda Heights, California formerly filled with chain and independent stores that catered to the general population but have since gone out of business, making this a hybrid "Chinatown"/Koreatown". Image File history File linksMetadata Hongkongplaza. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Hongkongplaza. ... Location of Rowland Heights in Los Angeles County, California. ... Location of Rowland Heights in Los Angeles County, California. ... Ethnic Chinese in Korea have existed as a recognizable community for at least 120 years. ... A Korean American is a person of Korean ancestry who was either born in or is an immigrant to the United States. ... An American-born Chinese or ABC is a person born in the United States of Chinese ethnic descent. ... Hacienda Heights is an unincorporated census-designated place in Los Angeles County, California, USA. As of the 2000 census, the community had a total population of 53,122. ...


Outside these main suburban Chinatown areas, there are also many isolated pockets of authentic Chinese strip-malls, restaurants, and supermarkets scattered in parts of the San Gabriel Valley, which cater solely to the local Chinese immigrant community.


San Luis Obispo

There is a nearly-forgotten "Chinatown" from the middle 1870s on Chorro Street and Palm Street in the Central Coast town of San Luis Obispo. An early Chinese store was owned by early Chinese immigrant pioneer and influential community leader Ah Louis. It is now considered a historic relic. Also, many Chinese artifacts of the community have since been discovered during excavations. Railroad Square features a statue that honors the Chinese immigrant laborers who worked on the railroads in the vicinity of San Luis Obispo. The Central Coast is an area of California, United States, extending from Santa Cruz in the north to Santa Barbara in the south, but centering primarily on Monterey and San Luis Obispo counties. ... The city of San Luis Obispo San Luis Obispo (also SLO) is the county seat of San Luis Obispo County, California, USA. Luis is pronounced as Lewis. ... Railroad Square is a small district of Tallahassee, Florida, located on Industrial Drive, filled with a variety of metal art sculptures. ...


Georgia

In the Atlanta area, fledging new pan-Asian shopping centers are on Buford Highway in the suburb of Doraville. While the city of Atlanta proper does not have a traditional "Chinatown" or "Koreatown" as such, this area has become unique. The area started as Korean immigrant neighborhood, but refugees from Southeast Asia began arriving and established Chinese and Vietnamese immigrants started moving away from traditional coastal immigrant urban centers, such as California. Additionally, many Chinese immigrants from Taiwan were especially drawn in large numbers to Atlanta when the Taiwan-based television manufacture Sampo established a branch in the Atlanta area in the 1970s, thus creating a significant demand for Chinese foods and services. Nickname: Location in Fulton County and the state of Georgia Coordinates: , Country State Counties Fulton, DeKalb Government  - Mayor Shirley Franklin (D) Area  - City  132. ... Doraville is a city located in DeKalb County, Georgia. ... Koreatown (Korean: 코리아타운) is a term to describe the Korean ethnic enclave within a city or metropolitan area. ... In Finnish mythology, the Sampo was a magical artifact constructed by Ilmarinen that brought good fortune to its holder; nobody knows exactly what it was supposed to be. ...


However, with a mix of ethnic Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese populations, the official name is the International Village. While the area is pan-Asian in general, it is also pan-Chinese in itself with many businesses and shopping centers invested, owned, or staffed by Taiwanese and by overseas Chinese immigrants from various countries (namely Vietnam, Indonesian, and Thailand). The variety of strip malls sport Asian names, bringing the area a unique multicultural character and experience. It is also generally unlike a traditional Chinatown, as strip malls remain scattered apart.


In the 1970s and 1980s, just prior to the incoming of the Asian immigrants, local employer General Motors laid-off thousands of workers in the area and light manufacturing began shuttering, thus resulting in blight. For several years, several shopping centers and strip malls - mostly of the 1950s and 1960s era - were abandoned and neglected by previous owners. New capital by Asian investors have helped greatly contribute to the revitalization of the area. The area has grown a great deal, now the international Chinese-language newspaper World Journal maintains a regional Atlanta office in Doraville. Interestingly, as with Bellaire Boulevard in Houston, Texas, the area on Buford Highway has the highest concentrations of Asian businesses and it is definitely one of a kind in southeastern Dixie. General Motors Corporation (NYSE: GM), also known as GM, is an American automobile maker with worldwide operations and brands including Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, Holden, Hummer, Opel, Pontiac, Saturn, Saab and Vauxhall. ... “Houston” redirects here. ... The U.S. Southern states or the South, also known colloquially as Dixie, constitute a distinctive region covering a large portion of the United States, with its own unique heritage, historical perspective, customs, musical styles, and cuisine. ...


Hawaii

The official and historic Chinatown of Honolulu, on North Hotel Street and Maunakea Street, contains traditional ethnic Chinese businesses. Chinatown was started by early Zhongshanese-speaking settlers in the 1890s and, as with other Chinatowns in the United States, it was noted for its unsanitary conditions. In the 1940s, it degenerated into a red-light district. For the city and county of Honolulu, see City & County of Honolulu. ...


Today, it is also diverse with Pan-Asian and Pacific Islander businesses and the ethnic Chinese from Vietnam are largely demographically represented in Honolulu's Chinatown. Businesses include markets, bakeries, Chinese porcelain shop, and shops specializing with gingseng herbal remedies). In Chinatown, there are also bazaars and street peddlers in the Kekaulike Mall (located on Kekaulike Street) bringing it unique bustling ambiance to the community. The variety of restaurants serving Hong Kong-style dim sum and others in Vietnamese beef noodle soup are frequent in Chinatown. The history of Chinese revolutionary Dr. Sun Yat-sen - himself hailing from the Zhongshan region of Guangdong province of Mainland China - is tied to Hawaii, having receiving his Western education there. There is a monument in his honor in Honolulu's Chinatown. Vibrant Chinatown maintains its historic atmosphere but concurrently it is also undergoing gentrification. The commerce and cultural activity in the community is conducted by ethnic Chinese who immigrated from Vietnam. Most wealthy Chinese reside in Hawaii Kai, Hawaii. Pacific Islands (or Pacific Person, pl: Pacific People, also called Oceanic[s]), is a geographic term used in several places, such as New Zealand and the United States, to describe the inhabitants of any of the three major sub-regions of Oceania. ... This article is concerned with the porcelain wares of China, from early times until the present day. ... Statue of Sun Yat-sen in Sunwen Memorial Park. ... For the community association, see Homeowners association. ... Hawaii Kai is a largely residential area located in the City & County of Honolulu, in the District of Honolulu on the island of Oahu. ...


Illinois

Chicago's Chinatown

The Chinatown in Chicago is a traditional urban Chinatown occupying the area along Wentworth Avenue at Cermak Road south of downtown. This area has historically been dominated by commerce, though in recent years, residential developments have greatly increased the number of people living in the area. With restaurants, markets, shops, associations, and community services, this original Chinatown particularly attracts Chinese emigres hailing from China. The annual Chinese New Year and Chinese Double Ten Day Parade are held in Chinatown. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2560x1920, 894 KB) Summary photo taken by Slo-mo Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2560x1920, 894 KB) Summary photo taken by Slo-mo Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... The Chinatown Gate in Chinatown, 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. ... Cermak Road, formerly 22nd Street, is a major east-west artery on Chicagos south side and western suburbs. ...

Argyle Street in "New Chinatown", Chicago

Chicagoans also refer to a Southeast Asian community on Argyle Street in the north side as the "New Chinatown", or alternately, as "Little Chinatown". But at this point, this "new" chinatown still pales in size and scope to the more traditional chinatown. This so-called "Chinatown" is actually inhabited by the minority ethnic Chinese who were born in Vietnam and Cambodia. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2560x1920, 875 KB) Summary photo taken by Slo-mo Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2560x1920, 875 KB) Summary photo taken by Slo-mo Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Skyline of Uptown, looking northeast Uptown is a diverse neighborhood located north of Chicagos downtown. ...


Louisiana

The first original Chinatown of New Orleans existed on Tulane Avenue and South Rampart Street in the Faubourg Ste. Marie quarter from the 1870s until the 1930s and most of the original Chinatown buildings were razed in the late 1950s. A newer, synthetic "Chinatown" was developed in 2003 on Behrman Highway in suburban Terrytown. New Orleans is the largest city in the state of Louisiana, United States of America. ...


Maryland

There existed a "Chinatown" on Park Ave. in Baltimore, Maryland, which was dominated by laundries and restaurant, but there are very few remainings of the community these days as there are many abandoned buildings.


Also, an extension of Washington, D.C.'s Chinatown exists in Rockville, Maryland, near Maryland Route 355 (Rockville Pike) with Taiwanese businesses. Location in the State of Maryland Coordinates: Country United States State Maryland County Montgomery County Founded 1717 Incorporated 1860  - Mayor Larry Giammo Area    - City  13. ... Wisconsin Avenue is a major thoroughfare in Washington, D.C., and its Maryland suburbs. ...


Massachusetts

Main article: Chinatown (Boston)

The sole established Chinatown of New England is in Boston, on Beach Street and Washington Street near South Station. There are many Chinese, Japanese, Cambodian and Vietnamese restaurants and markets. In the pre-Chinatown era, the area was settled in succession by Irish, Jewish, Italian and Syrian immigrants as each group replaced another. The Syrians were later succeeded by Chinese immigrants, and Chinatown was established in 1890. From 1960s-1980s, Boston's Chinatown was located near the Combat Zone, which served as Boston's red light district, but sandwiched between the dual expansions of Chinatown from the East and Emerson College from the West, the Combat Zone has shrunk to almost nothing. Currently, Boston's Chinatown is experiencing a threat from gentrification policies as large luxury residential towers are built in and surrounding an area that was overwhelmingly three, four, and five-story small apartment buildings intermixed with retail and light-industrial spaces. Bostons Chinatown 42. ... This article is about the region in the United States of America. ... “Boston” redirects here. ... South Station front entrance. ... The word Jew ( Hebrew: יהודי) is used in a wide number of ways, but generally refers to a follower of the Jewish faith, a child of a Jewish mother, or someone of Jewish descent with a connection to Jewish culture or ethnicity and often a combination... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... A red-light district is a neighborhood where prostitution is a common part of everyday life. ... Emerson College was founded in 1880 by Charles Wesley Emerson as a school of oratory, in Boston, Massachusetts. ... The tone or style of this article or section may not be appropriate for Wikipedia. ...


In recent years, a newer magnet for Chinese commercial enterprises and residents (whereas calling it a "Chinatown" may still be premature) in the Greater Boston area has been rapidly emerging approximately 10 miles to the south on Hancock Street in suburban Quincy, due to the rapid influx of Mainland Chinese immigrants from the province of Fujian (many of whom are speaking the local Fujianese dialect of Chinese in addition to regular Mandarin Chinese) as well as a large growing Vietnam-born Chinese population. There are already several large Asian supermarket enterprises such as the major Kam Man Foods - located in President's Plaza - and Super 88 supermarket chains, and other businesses and social services that are giving the old Chinatown in downtown Boston a run for its money. Several businesses operating in Boston's Chinatown now have extensions in Quincy, as many are increasingly priced out of original Chinatown due to high rents there. Local businesses that once catered to gwai lo residents also now have services and signage in Chinese. Location in Massachusetts Coordinates: , Country State County Norfolk County Settled 1625 Incorporated 1792 Government  - Type Mayor-council city  - Mayor William J. Phelan Area  - City  26. ...   (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. ... This article is on all of the Northern Chinese dialects. ... Look up 鬼佬, gweilo in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


Michigan

One of several Chinese strip malls o John R Road in Madison Height.

Detroit's Chinatown was located on Cass Avenue and Peterboro Avenue before its destruction in the 1950s due to urban renewal. The last remaining Chinese food restaurant in Chinatown finally shut its doors in the 1990s. However, to this day, there are still road sign indicating "Chinatown", although nothing else actually remains of the community. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1184x816, 588 KB) Summary This Picture was taken during Chinese (Tet) New Year Febuary 2000 in front of Saigon Market in Madison Heights. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1184x816, 588 KB) Summary This Picture was taken during Chinese (Tet) New Year Febuary 2000 in front of Saigon Market in Madison Heights. ...


In the meantime, a new suburban "Chinatown", founded by later waves of immigrants, mixed with Taiwanese and Vietnamese businesses and housed in several strip malls, has emerged on John R Road and Dequindre Road in the predominantly WASP suburb of Madison Heights. The Chinese business district is now sprawling at least 3 miles in length. Some examples of retailers on the John R corridor are China Merchandise, Saigon Market, and Oriental Market. Example of a small strip mall. A strip mall (also called a plaza) is a shopping center where the stores are arranged in a row, with a sidewalk in front. ... For other uses, see Wasp (disambiguation). ... Madison Heights is a city in Oakland County of the U.S. state of Michigan. ...


Missouri

ST. LOUIS CHINATOWN


An original Chinatown, also called "Hop Alley", was in the city of St. Louis, Missouri before it was eventually replaced by Busch Stadium in the 1960s. During its prime, it had a plethora of hand laundries, but later Chinese restaurants became the primary economic source. By that time, attempts at establishing another Chinatown largely met with failure. This partly attributed to the fact that American-born Chinese descendants of the original settlers were fanning out throughout St. Louis and taking on mainstream careers than to slave away in their families' businesses. Nickname: Location in the state of Missouri Coordinates: , Country State County Independent City Government  - Mayor Francis G. Slay (D) Area  - City  66. ... Busch Memorial Stadium, or Busch Stadium (also referred to as Busch Stadium II) was the home of the St. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from 1960 to 1969, inclusive. ...


Since the early 1980s, something short of a new "Chinatown" or basic Chinese businnes district has been taking shape in the St. Louis suburb of University City, Missouri on Olive Boulevard, approximately between 81st Street and McKnight Road. The business district of University City was once rundown but later waves of immigrants have come in and revitalize the area with a large number of Chinese and pan-Asian restaurants, grocers, bakeries and immigrant-run health services. However, it is not as comparable or extensive as the other Midwest Chinatown, Chinatown, Chicago. There have been some conflict over the proposed name of "Chinatown." In 2002, it was met with stiff opposition by some African - American residents and was also rejected by the city planning commission and, so instead, the name "U-City Olive Link" has been given to reflect and represent the cultural diversity of area. Some good Chinese restaurants include Lulu's Seafood Restaurant (which offers great dim sum brunch) and Won Ton King. Now steamy dim sum and a refreshing boba beverage are not difficult to find in the St. Louis area as such foods are available in the U-City Olive Link. University City is a city located in St. ... The Midwest is a common name for a region of the United States of America. ... The Chinatown Gate in Chinatown, Chicago, Illinois. ... 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...


Although Olive Boulevard in University City is considered the main business center of Chinese Americans these days, the actual Chinese diaspora population tends to be spread throughout St. Louis area. Other Chinese immigrants with fairly substantial demographic representation in St. Louis include Vietnamese Chinese and Korean Chinese. St. Louis now refers to this district as "Chinatown" and has petitioned to the state of Missouri to officially designate this community as St. Louis' new official Chinatown. Ethnic Chinese in Korea have existed as a recognizable community for at least 120 years. ...


Nevada

Main article: Chinatown, Las Vegas

The only Chinatown in Las Vegas was initially just a large shopping center called "Chinatown Plaza." It is the so-called "first master-planned Chinatown in America" with the Chinese American supermarket chain 99 Ranch Market serving as its anchor. The plaza location is west of the Las Vegas Strip and Interstate 15 at 4255 Spring Mountain Road, just outside the casino areas in what is a typical American neighborhood. However, as the Chinese American community continues to grow in Las Vegas (Vegas is itself the fastest-growing city in the U.S.), many adjacent shopping centers have been developed while others are still in the planning and development stages. The area has become more competitive as the large Shun Fat Supermarket mega-store opened its doors in the Japanese-styled Pacific Asian Plaza in Chinatown in the early 21st century as well as other adjacent power centers. Still, Chinatown Plaza is considered the nucleus of the growth and provides a crucial source of ethnic goods, services, and cultural activities to sustain the Asian American households of Las Vegas. In the adition to Chinese, people also find a variety of Vietnamese, Japanese, Korean, Filipino, Thai, and Malaysian flavors that are dominate this retail strip of Las Vega. The Chinatown of Las Vegas, Nevada (Chinese: 拉斯維加斯中國城 (pinyin: Lāsīwéijiāsī 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. ... Vegas redirects here. ... 99 Ranch Market (also called Tawa Supermarket in its Chinese name, sometimes called Ranch 99 due to confusion based on its logo) is one of the largest Asian American supermarket chains in the United States. ... The south end of The Strip; approximately one third of the entire Strip is represented here. ... Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Interstate 15 “I-15” redirects here. ... Shun Fat Supermarket (Traditional: 順發超級市場; Simplified: 顺发超级市场; Pinyin: Shùnfā Chāojíshìcháng; Vietnamese: Siêu Thị Thuận Phát; also known as SF Supermarket) is a small, but growing, Chinese Vietnamese American supermarket chain in the San Gabriel Valley region in California, Sacramento, California, San Pablo, California, and...


First built in early 1995, the infrastructure of Chinatown closely resembles many of the suburban Chinese business districts—that is, massive shopping centers and mini-malls with generously huge parking lots—found in the Chinese suburbs of California. Chinatown was generally made possible by the expansions of popular and successful Chinese retail and eatery enterprises already operating in the various Chinese-dominant communities in the San Gabriel Valley of Los Angeles, with varied businesses such as Sam Woo BBQ Restaurant, Kim Tar Seafoog Restaurant, Harbor Palace Seafood Restaurant, Diamond Bakery, and America Asia Travel Center. However, it also has had the distinction of being officially designated a "Chinatown" by the city of Las Vegas with parking areas allotted for buses as well. (The Chinatown has its designated own exit off-ramp sign on Interstate 15.) Furthermore, the Chinese American population tends to be somewhat more dispersed throughout Las Vegas than in Southern California. Chinatown assuredly puts Chinatown, Manhattan to shame. Sam Woo Restaurant is a Chinese-American restaurant chain serving Hong Kong-style cuisine. ... “Autobus” redirects here. ... Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Interstate 15 “I-15” redirects here. ... This article is about the region of Southern California. ...


New Jersey

The Chinese population is fast-growing in New Jersey. There is now a booming new Chinatown with several authentic Chinese restaurants, banks and Asian supermarkets cropping up in suburban Edison, New Jersey on Route 27. An annual Chinese New Year event also takes place in this area. Over the past few years, many a Mainland Chinese immigrant professional have been moving away from the overcrowded New York City area (particularly Flushing, Queens and the rather clumsy and unwieldy Chinatown in Manhattan) and relocating to Edison, which is considered one of the most ethnically diverse suburban communities in New Jersey. “NJ” redirects here. ... Map of Edison Township in Middlesex County Coordinates: , Country State County Middlesex County Settled 1651 Incorporated March 17, 1870 (as Raritan Township) Government  - Type Faulkner Act Mayor-Council  - Mayor Jun Choi Area  - Township  30. ... Route 27 may refer to these listings: U.S. Highway 27 Michigan State Highway 27 - a relic of a prior extention of US-27 until the 1960s. ... In this map of China, the light-coloured areas represent Mainland China, while yellow coloured area refers to Taiwan. ...


New York

New York City in particular contains a strong mainland Chinese presence. The Chinese that settle in New York City are often undocumented immigrants from the Fujian province of China. Although the Min-nan dialect (Hokkien) that they speak is similar to that spoken by the Taiwanese (Hoklo), there is relatively little social interaction between Fujianese and Taiwanese and indeed between the Fujianese and professionals and students from Mainland China. Although they would ordinarily have very little chance of gaining legal status, a large number of Fujianese benefited from the Chinese Student Protection Act of 1993 which granted permanent residence to PRC nationals in the United States as of 1990 regardless of whether they were students or not. Furthermore, the Cantonese-speaking population has also perceived the Fujianese as bringing crime and other social problems to Chinatown. New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Fujian (Chinese: 福建; pinyin: Fújiàn; Wade-Giles: Fu-chien; Postal System Pinyin: Fukien, Foukien; local transliteration Hokkien from Min Nan Hok-kiàn) is one of the provinces on the southeast coast of China. ... Min Nan, Minnan, or Min-nan (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: ; POJ: Bân-lâm-gú; Southern Min or Southern Fujian language) is the Chinese language/dialect spoken in southern Fujian province, China and neighboring areas, and by descendants of emigrants from these areas in diaspora. ... The Hoklo (Chinese: 福佬, 河洛, 鶴佬; Hanyu Pinyin: ; POJ: Hō-ló; native pronunciation /Holo/) are an ethnic-cultural group originating in southeast China (Fujian province), and now form a sizeable diaspora, particularly in such places as Taiwan and Malaysia A slang term in Hong Kong (學佬, 鶴佬) for Hokkien-speaking people, or those with Hokkien... ...


Chinese from Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam—as well as ethnic Lao, Khmer, and ethnic Vietnamese—also settled New York as Vietnam War refugees. Many Chinese New Yorkers also include people whose parents or grandparents were from or born in Latin America. The most important Chinese Latin American populations are Chinese Puerto Ricans who are natural-born Americans of Chinese descent, Chinese-Cubans who fled from the Fidel Castro regime, and Chinese Peruvians who immigrated during the Velasco era and in the aftermath of a major Peruvian earthquake. Large numbers of Japanese, Koreans, Thais, Malaysians, Indonesians, Filipinos, and Pacific Islanders (mostly Hawaiians, Guamanians, and Samoans) also settled New York's Chinatowns.[citation needed] The Khmer people are the predominant ethnic group in Cambodia, accounting for approximately 90% of the 13. ... 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... A Chinese Puerto Rican is a person who was born in Puerto Rico, but whose ancestors came from China. ... A Chinese Peruvian is a person of Chinese ancestry born in Peru, or who has made Peru his or her adopted homeland. ... Juan Francisco Velasco Alvarado (1910–1977) was a leftist colonel who took power in Peru on October 3, 1968 in a military coup. ...


Manhattan
Main article: Chinatown, Manhattan

The old Chinatown of New York City is centered around Canal Street in Manhattan, but at least two other satellite Chinatowns have cropped up on Roosevelt Avenue and Main Street in Flushing, Queens, which has actually surpassed the old Manhattan Chinatown and is today the largest in the U.S.[citation needed], and in the Sunset Park neighborhood of Brooklyn around 50th to 65th Streets along 8th Avenue. Some portions of Manhattan's Little Italy, largely vacated by Italian Americans as they headed to the suburbs, are being engulfed by Chinatown. Manhattan's Chinatown is further subdivided and segregated into several smaller communities such as "Little Fuzhou" or "Fuzhou Street" (on East Broadway) because of the high prevalence of Fujianese Mainland Chinese immigrants—who speak Hokkien Chinese—in the area. A Chinese lion helps usher in the 2006 Chinese New Year. ... New York Citys main Chinatown meets Little Italy at Canal Street. ... For other uses, see Manhattan (disambiguation). ... Flushing is a section of the borough of Queens in New York City, New York. ... For other uses, see Queens (disambiguation) and Queen. ... Sunset Park is a neighborhood in the southern Brooklyn section of Brooklyn, New York, USA. The neighborhood is located south of Park Slope and Windsor Terrace, separated by Green-Wood Cemetery and the Prospect Expressway/NY-27, while 65th Street and the Gowanus Expressway/I-278 mark the end of... For other meanings, see Brooklyn (disambiguation). ... Food vendors line the streets of Little Italy. ... An Italian-American is an American of Italian descent either born in America or someone who has immigrated. ...


Queens
Main article: Flushing, Queens

New York being an exception to many things, Flushing, Queens is hardly suburban, and Manhattan Chinatown still has many Chinese markets and other businesses, as well as a large Chinese-American population, including first-generation immigrants who speak little or no English and work in garment factories in the neighborhood. As a sign of its emerging prominence, Manhattan's Chinatown has also been featured in several films and television. Several landmarks from two New York Worlds Fairs still stand in Flushing Meadows, including the US Steel Unisphere Flushing is a neighborhood within the borough of Queens in New York City, New York. ... Several landmarks from two New York Worlds Fairs still stand in Flushing Meadows, including the US Steel Unisphere Flushing is a neighborhood within the borough of Queens in New York City, New York. ... A Chinese lion helps usher in the 2006 Chinese New Year. ...


On the other hand, Flushing has more Taiwanese immigrants and businesses while the working-class Manhattan Chinatown remains Cantonese and Fujianese. With a distinctive Taiwanese character, many businesses in Flushing are concentrated in many older downtown-style buildings along Roosevelt Avenue, with more shops and businesses (for example, karaoke and boba drink places) catering to younger customers than in the grimy original Chinatown. Mainland Chinese immigrants have also made their way into Flushing. There are also mixed Korean influences in the enclave as well. It has been suggested that Karaoke clubs in Sri Lanka be merged into this article or section. ...

"Brooklyn Chinatown": 8th Avenue in Sunset Park

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Brooklyn
Main article: Sunset Park, Brooklyn

The new Chinatown in Sunset Park has grown from a seedy, drunken neighborhood that had been virtually abandoned by its earlier immigrant settlers into a vibrant Chinese immigrant community with numerous businesses. "Brooklyn Chinatown" now extends for 20 blocks along 8th Avenue, from 42nd to 62nd Streets. With a booming population, the area is now extending into formerly Italian American communities such as Bay Ridge and Bensonhurst. Poorer but yet entrepreneurial Chinese emigres from Mainland China were the first to set up shop in Sunset Park, but they have been joined by arrivals of overseas Chinese from Vietnam who have also establishing various businesses in the community. New York's newest Chinatown is currently growing in another section of Brooklyn, along Avenue U in the Homecrest neighborhood. Sunset Park is a neighborhood in the southern Brooklyn section of Brooklyn, New York, USA. The neighborhood is located south of Park Slope and Windsor Terrace, separated by Green-Wood Cemetery and the Prospect Expressway/NY-27, while 65th Street and the Gowanus Expressway/I-278 mark the end of... Sunset Park is a neighborhood in the southern Brooklyn section of Brooklyn, New York, USA. The neighborhood is located south of Park Slope and Windsor Terrace, separated by Green-Wood Cemetery and the Prospect Expressway/NY-27, while 65th Street and the Gowanus Expressway/I-278 mark the end of... An Italian-American is an American of Italian descent either born in America or someone who has immigrated. ... Bay Ridge is a neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York, USA. Bay Ridge is located in the southwest corner of Brooklyn, New York. ... Bensonhurst Embrakement is a common walkplace in (Bensonhurst) A spectacular view of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge (Brooklyn College) Snow melting on one of the streets in Bensonhurst Bensonhurst is a working class neighborhood located in the south-central part of New York City, USAs borough of Brooklyn. ... For the community association, see Homeowners association. ... This article is about the borough of New York City. ... Homecrest is a neighborhood situated in the New York City borough of Brooklyn. ...


North Carolina

There are two small Chinatowns in Charlotte, North Carolina, of which one is on the corner of North Tryon Street and Sugar Creek Road (Asian Corner Mall), and the other one is on Central Avenue near Briar Creek Rd. “Charlotte” redirects here. ...


Central Avenue (near Briar Creek Rd.) is the original "Chinatown" consisting of "Saigon Square" and 2 other Chinese shopping plazas, which consists of "Dim Sum Restaurant" (which serves New York styled dim sum), "Eang Hong Supermarket", "Van Loi" (which serves cha shao), and at least 12 other stores. Saigon Square has various Vietnamese stores including Pho Hoa (Vietnamese noodles).

Charlotte's Asian Corner Mall

Asian Corner Mall on North Tryon Street and Sugar Creek Road is the second Chinatown, developed from the defunct Tryon Mall in 1999, with "Dragon Court Restaurant", "Hong Kong BBQ", "International Supermarket", and "New Century Market" and several other Chinese/Vietnamese stores. Image File history File linksMetadata Asiancornermall. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Asiancornermall. ...


Ohio

Cleveland's Chinatown (often referred to as Asiatown) is one of several ethnic communities within the city proper, along with Little Italy and Slavic Village. The neighborhood is centered around St. Clair, Superior, and Payne Avenues just east of the central business district. The area also falls into the district limits of the Quadrangle which includes several colleges and mid-rise offices and light industrial areas. Several large Asian markets have opened in recent years, with at least two more under construction in 2007. Recently, the neighborhood has become a hot spot for warehouse conversions into residential lofts. Cleveland redirects here. ... Little Italy is a region of Cleveland, Ohio located at the base of Murray Hill, between Clevelands University Circle neighborhood and the suburb of Cleveland Heights. ... Slavic Village is a predominantly Eastern European neighborhood in Cleveland, Ohio. ... Panorama of Cleveland in 1909 Downtown Cleveland in 2006 Downtown Cleveland is the central business district of the City of Cleveland and Northeast Ohio. ...


Oklahoma

Oklahoma City's Chinatown, known as Asia District (or also the Asian District), represents a new trend in major cities in the United States that traditionally did not have a concentrated Asian population. Today's Asia District has transformed a once blighted urban area near Oklahoma City University north of downtown into a myriad of restaurants, Asian supermarkets, shoppes, and galleries popular with the rapidly growing mosaic of Asian residents of the city. Most of the businesses in the area, such as markets and restaurants, tend to be run by Vietnamese or Chinese immigrants. OKC redirects here. ... Oklahoma Citys Asia District is the centre of Asian culture and International cuisine and commerce for the state of Oklahoma. ... Oklahoma City University is a small urban private university located in Oklahoma City, in the Midtown District. ...


The area began as a Little Saigon back in the mid-1980s due to the more than 17,000 Vietnamese refugees that inhabited the area at that time, but was recently renamed by the city to Asia District to better reflect the true colors of the neighborhood. // Little Saigon is a name given to any of several overseas Vietnamese immigrant and descendant communities outside Vietnam, usually in the United States. ... The 1980s refers to the years from 1980 to 1989. ...


There is another smaller Chinatown area developing in the Southside of Oklahoma City as are sporadic strip malls throughout the metro area, a common trend among the major cities of North America. They serve the suburban populous with asian supermarkets and shoppes so residents do not have to venture into the inner city for food or the usual goods. However, Asia District still remains as the focus of Asian culture in the city (and state), boasting the annual Lunar Year celebration and Autumn Festival as well as parades and other cultural events and activities.


There are also a growing number of asian businesses that are headquartered in Asia District and schools are beginning to devote resources to better connect with the local community.


Oregon

There is a Chinatown, on NW 4th Ave. above W Burnside St., in the Old Town Chinatown district of Portland. It is not very active and contains no actual Chinese markets. Unfortunately, many storefronts have remained abandoned for some time and only a few Chinese restaurants remain, including a historic chop suey restaurant. The building of the Portland chapter of the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association still remains in Chinatown and it is open to the public. Indeed, unlike other Chinatowns in other cities, the population of Chinatown has not been renewed by later waves of immigration. Union Station. ... Nickname: Location of Portland in Multnomah County and the state of Oregon Coordinates: , Country State County Multnomah County Incorporated February 8, 1851 Government  - Mayor Tom Potter[1]  - Commissioners Sam Adams Randy Leonard Dan Saltzman Erik Sten  - Auditor Gary Blackmer Area  - City 376. ...


The Portland Classical Chinese Garden, located on NW 3st Ave. and NW Everett St., is also a major feature in Chinatown. It was designed by artisans from Suzhou, China. Portland Classical Chinese Garden is a Suzhou-style walled garden enclosing a full city block in the Chinatown neighborhood of Portland, Oregon. ... This article is about the city in Jiangsu. ...


There have been redevelopment proposals to turn Portland's Chinatown into an exotic ethnic playground for bok gwai revelers, which will possibly further dilute the Chinese character of neighborhood.


Given the expensive rents and tourist orientation of Chinatown and following the dual Chinatown pattern as present in several major metropolitan areas of North America, the thoroughfare of SE 82nd Ave. in the gritty Montavilla neighborhood of Portland is home to the city's newer Chinese business district, already with immigrant-oriented markets, Chinese seafood restaurants, and Vietnamese noodle eateries. It has been already pick up by the media as Portland's so-called "new chinatown". However, the Montavilla area is still marred by its drug and prostitution problems.[3] Montavilla (a syllabic abbreviation of Mt. ...


Pennsylvania

Philadelphia 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. ...

There is a Chinatown centered around Cherry Street and Race Street in Philadelphia. Over the years, parts of it kept being bought out for the Pennsylvania Convention Center, and the Vine Street Expressway. For the past few years, city officials have halted the buying up of Chinatown, particularly as a result of efforts by various yet unified coalition of grassroots groups (pan-ethnic, labor groups) working together to prohibit the conquest of Chinatown by white developers. Today it's growing fast, and spreading throughout Center City. Asian restaurants, funeral homes, and grocery stores are common sites. Philadelphia's Chinatown has residents mostly of Chinese, Vietnamese, Thai, and Cambodian peoples. Korean, Japanese, and Filipino are also very common. Chinatown contains a mixture of businesses and organizations owned by the pan-Chinese diaspora, as Mainland Chinese, Vietnamese Chinese, Hong Kong Chinese, and Malaysian Chinese residing in the Philadelphia area call Chinatown home. Chinese Friendship Arch, 10th and Arch Streets. ... Nickname: City of Brotherly Love, Philly, the Quaker City Motto: Philadelphia maneto (Let brotherly love continue) Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Philadelphia Founded October 27, 1682 Incorporated October 25, 1701 Mayor John F. Street (D) Area    - City 369. ... The Pennsylvania Convention Center is a multi-use public facility designed to accomodate conventions, exhibitions, conferences and other events. ... Interstate 676 is an interstate highway that serves as a major thoroughfare through Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Camden, New Jersey. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... It is proposed that this article be deleted, because of the following concern: redundant; article cites another article on same subject! If you can address this concern by improving, copyediting, sourcing, renaming or merging the page, please edit this page and do so. ... For other uses, see Philadelphia (disambiguation) and Philly. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Malaysian name Malay: Orang Cina Malaysia A Malaysian Chinese is an overseas Chinese who is a citizen or long-term resident of Malaysia. ...


The counties surrounding Philadelphia, especially Montgomery and Bucks counties are seeing Asian culture becoming significant. Places such as Bensalem, King of Prussia, PA, the Main Line, and dozens of other cities and townships, are well-known Asian centers outside of Philadelphia's Chinatown. Bensalem Township and King of Prussia have large populations of Indians. Both cities have various Indian supermarkets, and retail. Korean and Chinese stores such as H-Mart, and the video store Woori also continue to pop up. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This page meets Wikipedias criteria for speedy deletion. ... King of Prussia is located in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. ... For the New Jersey Transit (formerly Erie Railroad) Main Line, see Main Line (NJ Transit). ... For other uses, see Philadelphia (disambiguation) and Philly. ... Bensalem Township is a township in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, United States. ... The following is a list of Kings of Prussia (Könige von Preußen) from the Hohenzollern family. ... Han Ah Reum (Korean: 한아름, Hanja: 韓亞龍)—which also markets itself as H Mart and Super H Mart —is a Korean supermarket chain with several locations in the United States and Canada. ...

Old Pittsburgh Chinatown on Blvd. of the Allies

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Built in 1922

An old defunct Chinatown exists on Grant Street and Boulevard of the Allies in Pittsburgh, where two restaurants still exist. The On Leong Society existed there. The presence of Chinese people in Pittsburgh has grown recently and they are now less restricted. Newer stores exist on Penn Avenue near 18th Street in the Strip District. Apartment dwellers live in various neighborhoods. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2560 × 1920 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2560 × 1920 pixel, file size: 1. ... “Pittsburgh” redirects here. ... The Pui Tak Center (培德中心) was established in 1994 by the Chinese Christian Union Church to be a Christian witness to Chinese in Chicago through educational, family and community services. ...


Texas

The state of Texas has its large numbers of communities ethnic Chinese from Vietnam, especially vis-a-vis other Chinese groups (for example, transplant Hong Kong Chinese and Mainland Chinese communities are not as strong nor is visble in Texas). Hence one will find many of the new “Chinatowns” in Texas that are actually pioneer, influenced, and is frequent by the Vietnamese Chinese population leading to an interesting mix.


Austin

A brand new Chinatown was constructed in 2006 on Lamar Boulevard, featuring a supermarket and 40 stores. The ribbon cutting ceremony was attended by Texas Lt. Governor David Dewhurst. Chinatown has proven to be a valuable addition to Austin and its Asian American communities. Asian grocer My Thanh Supermarket is the feature anchor of this special retail complex. It also hosts a variety of Chinese and Vietnamese restaurants and specialty shops. Cuisines offered in Chinatown include traditional Cantonese Chinese (won ton noodle soup, scrumptious roast duck, barbecue pork), Teochew Chinese cuisine and ethnic Vietnamese pho noodle soup. A grand Chinese-style arch, paifang, will be built to mark its entrance. As of October 2006, not every store is open yet. Texas Lt. ... One of the formal entrances or Paifang to Chinatown in London, England. ...


(Source: http://www.chinatownaustin.com)


Houston

Main article: Chinatown, Houston

Yet another example of the new-Chinatown/old-Chinatown contrast is Houston, Texas, where there is an old and largely disappearing Chinatown near the Convention Center on Chartre Street and McKinney Street in Downtown Houston, and a new shopping center and strip mall-laden Chinatown on Bellaire Boulevard in the mostly suburban southwestern part of the city. There are two Chinatowns in Houston, Texas. ... “Houston” redirects here. ... There are two Chinatowns in Houston, Texas. ... Skyline District of Downtown Downtown Houston is Houstons largest business district. ...


Houston's Chinatown is not as high-profile as others like it around North America. Chinatown in eastern downtown retains restaurants but no habitations. To reverse the decline of Chinatown in Downtown Houston, business leaders have attempted to lure tourists as plans have been drawn up to develop a Chinese paifang on McKniney Street as its entryway. One of the formal entrances or Paifang to Chinatown in London, England. ...


By the 1970s, most newcomer Chinese to Houston were initially from the Republic of Taiwan as businessmen from there came for the purposes of trading and wholesale. In the early 1980s, Bellaire Boulevard initially started off as a Taiwanese immigrant strip mall called Diho Plaza anchored by a supermarket, but it has since grown to also include countless businesses owned predominantly by ethnic Chinese enterpreneurs from Vietnam, giving it a unique "Vietnamese" distinction. Houston's new Chinatown was originally an attempt to duplicate the commercial developments of the suburban Taiwanese immigrant community of Monterey Park in the Los Angeles area. The most popular Chinese mall on Bellaire Boulevard is the indoor Hong Kong City Mall, which houses a market, karaoke, food court, boutiques, Vietnamese restaurants, and a Cantonese seafood restaurant. All these major developments on Bellaire Boulevard have overshadowed the very tiny traditional Chinatown. A flag for the proposed independent Taiwan designed in the mid-1990s. ... Monterey Park is a city located in Los Angeles County, California, United States. ... Hong Kong City Mall is a huge Asian strip mall in Houston, Texas. ...


Dallas

An emerging Asian/Chinese population in the Dallas area has established a number of Chinese supermarkets in the high-tech centered area, mainly in suburban Richardson and Plano, but there are no classic "Chinatowns" a la San Francisco's in the city. In Richardson, the “DFW Chinatown” strip mall (on Greenville Avenue) serves as the focal point for overseas Chinese residing in the Dallas and Fort Worth areas, but at this point, the area has not matured enough to become a fully-fledged Chinese businness district; that is, in comparison to the lengthy Chinese strip to be found on Houston's Bellaire Boulevard. The Greenville Avenue area in Richardson, however, does boast multiple Chinese bakeries that serve fresh steamed and baked buns daily, multiple bubble tea locales including the national chain "Lollicup", multiple dim sum restaurants, asian supermarkets, a shaved ice, or "Chinese ice cream" shop, and many more restaurants featuring predominantly Taiwanese and Cantonese cruisine. There is also a Japanese style "Ichiban" candy shop located in this district as well. The area is composed of several Chinese/Asian strip malls that spans several blocks starting from the Central Expressway going East on Polk St, then North on Greenville Ave. Locally, many citizens of Asian descent refer to this district as "Chinatown". Dallas redirects here. ... Richardson is an English surname meaning son of Richard, which means powerful and brave in Old German. ... Plano is a northern suburb of Dallas, Texas located in Collin County, Texas. ... Fort Worth is the sixth-largest city in the state of Texas, located about 30 miles west of Dallas on the West Fork Trinity River and forming part of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. ...


Garland boasts one to two miles of predominantly Vietnamese, Chinese, and Korean strip malls along Walnut St.


Plano, which has one of the highest concentration of citizens of Chinese descent in the DFW area, has two Chinese districts. One at Legacy and Central Expressway, and also one at Park and Coit. The Central Legacy Plaza at Legacy and Central Expressway in Plano houses a small miniature indoor Asian mall that includes a bakery, Japanese style crepes shop, Chinese cosmetics store, Chinese herbal and medicine store, Chinese video store, the large grocery store Asian World Market, and some other shops. Outside in the rest of the strip mall are a collection of restaurants that feature various different Chinese cruisines including a bubble tea cafe.


There are several less notable smaller Asian strip malls scattered throughout Irving, Carrolton, and Arlington, TX as well.


El Paso

Archaeological work has been done to uncover the long history of El Paso's Chinatown, which stood from 1881 to around the 1920s. The area is significant in which it attracted a large number Chinese workers in the American Southwest and there a Chinatown sprung up. Archaeology or sometimes in American English archeology (from the Greek words αρχαίος = ancient and λόγος = word/speech) is the study of human cultures through the recovery, documentation and analysis of material remains, including architecture, artefacts, biofacts, human remains, and landscapes. ... El Paso redirects here. ... The Southwest region of the United States is drier than the adjoining Midwest in weather; the population is less dense and, with strong Spanish-American and Native American components, more ethnically varied than neighboring areas. ...


Washington

The International District of Seattle, Washington (also known as Chinatown) has been called the only place in the continental United States where Chinese Americans, Japanese Americans, Filipino Americans, Vietnamese Americans, Korean Americans, Laotian Americans, Cambodian Americans, and other Asian Americans live in one neighborhood. ...

Seattle

The large Chinatown of Seattle has been consolidated as the International District in the 1950s, which is a now concentrated pan-Asian business district enclave along with Vietnamese and other Asian-origin people within the city. In the 1980s, Vietnamese refugees and immigrants formed the nearby Little Saigon next to Chinatown. There has been some controversy over the name "International District", in which local Chinese American inhabitants do not embrace the term due to it being a perceived insult, and thus preferring "Chinatown" as a source of pride. Ethnic Chinese have protect the ban by claiming to have settled the area first and Chinese businesses being more dominant in the area. Other Asian groups have accepted the term for the sake of political correctness. This local debate gained some attention and was covered in a story on Fox News. City nickname Emerald City City bird Great Blue Heron City flower Dahlia City mottos The City of Flowers The City of Goodwill City song Seattle, the Peerless City Mayor Greg Nickels County King County Area   - Total   - Land   - Water   - % water 369. ... Fox News Channels slogan is We Report, You Decide The Fox News Channel is a U.S. cable and satellite news channel. ...


Every year in June, the Seattle Center and the Washington Chinese Art and Culture Committee hold the annual Chinese Culture and Arts Festival. Seattle Center is a fairground, park and arts and entertainment center in Seattle, Washington. ... Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Festál Breakdancing competition at Festival Sundiata Man dressed as Saint Patrick, Irish Week Festival. ...


Kent

A similar pan-Asian area, but not necessarily considered a "satellite Chinatown" per se, has proliferated in a form of a shopping center in the Seattle suburb of Kent. The name of the shopping center is Great Wall Mall. [4] Coordinates: , Country United States State Washington County King Founded May 28, 1890 Government  - Mayor Suzette Cooke Area  - City  28. ...


Olympia

The historic Chinatown in the capital of Olympia disappeared by the 1940s. Three Chinatowns existed in Olympia after several relocations and the third Chinatown was at Water Street and 5th Avenue. Coordinates: , County Incorporated January 28, 1859 Government  - Mayor Mark Foutch Area  - City 48. ...


Spokane

A fair sized Chinatown existed in Spokane for years that started when the railroad came through in 1883. It consisted of a network of alleys between Front Avenue (Today's Spokane Falls Boulevard) and Main Avenue that stretched east from Howard Avenue to Bernard Street about four blocks. The Chinese population gradually thinned out untill the alley became practically abandoned by the 1940's. All the remains of Chinatown were demolished for parking for Spokane's Expo '74. Year 1883 (MDCCCLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Expo 74 was an environmentally themed Worlds Fair hosted in 1974 by Spokane, Washington, the smallest city ever to host a Worlds Fair. ...


Tacoma

There was also a Chinatown in the Opera Alley section of Downtown Tacoma. in 1885, as with some other Chinatowns in North Anerica, disgruntled whites raid and burned down Chinatown during the "Tacoma Method". In commemoration of this tragic event, a special remembrance garden called the Chinese Reconciiation Park has been builded a short distance away in 2003. http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/garden03.shtml Downtown Tacoma is located primarily between Pacific Avenue and St. ...


Today, the Lincoln International Business District has the greatest Asian dominated business (although mostly Vietnamese in influence) in the inner city.


Washington, D.C.

The old Chinatown of Washington, D.C. is on I Street and H Street, from 5th to 7th St NW. Today, it has roughly 10 Chinese restaurants, mostly geared towards tourists. It has been part of a redevelopment movement occurring in the Downtown Washington, D.C. area. Mainstream restaurant and retail chains have mostly filled in Chinatown. Map of Washington, D.C., with Chinatown highlighted in red Chinatowns Friendship Archway, as seen looking west on H St. ... For other uses, see Washington, D.C. (disambiguation). ... The H Street Corridor is a commercial district in Northeast Washington, D.C. It was one of Washingtons earliest and busiest commercial districts, but after World War II, the neighborhood went into decline. ...


While D.C.'s original Chinatown is now in the hands of gentrifiers, the newer and dense suburban collection of Chinese retail, restaurant, and services is located about 20 miles to the north along Rockville Pike in Rockville, Maryland, where there is a large Chinese immigrant population from Taiwan as well as a collection of strip malls. Among the assortment of businesses operating in the more modern Chinese retail strip in Rockville (but not found in original and touristy Chinatown in D.C.) are Maria's Bakery & Cafe (a chain based in Hong Kong serving up Hong Kong hot milk tea) and Ten Ren. Another popular Chinese restaurant to operate in Rockville is the Taiwan-based A & J Restaurant, which offers northern Mainland Chinese noodles and dumplings and also operates in other suburban communities in the U.S. (Los Angeles and San Jose metro areas). Location in the State of Maryland Coordinates: Country United States State Maryland County Montgomery County Founded 1717 Incorporated 1860  - Mayor Larry Giammo Area    - City  13. ...


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See also

Cities with large Chinese American populations with a critical mass of at least 1% of the total urban population and at least 10% of the total suburban population. ... This is a list of cities with large Chinese Canadian populations based on 2001 Census. ...

External links to North American Chinatowns

Canada

  • CBC News - Indepth: Chinese Migrants - History of Chinese immigration in Canada
  • Chinatown Vancouver Online - British Columbia, Canada
  • Toronto's 6 Chinatowns Blog - photos, restaurant reviews, trinkets
  • Chinatown Saskatoon-Riverside
  • Raise the Hammer - a brief mention of Hamilton's Chinatown
  • Sino-Vietnamese: Chinese sub-ethnic relations in Toronto's Chinatown West District - Academic paper about the Chinese Vietnamese in Toronto's Chinatown (PDF file).
  • Lists of Chinatown bus lines available in United States
  • Historic Chinatown desperately seeking revival about Toronto
  • http://www2.ville.montreal.qc.ca/urb_demo/q-chinois/chinatown1.htm L'Urbanisme À MontrÉal - Chinatown Development Plan official Web site

United States

  • http://www.sanfranciscochinatown.com/ San Francisco Chinatown Largest Chinatown in North America
  • Chinese Cultural Center - A Chinatown-themed shopping center located in Phoenix, Arizona
  • Deadwood, South Dakota excavations - Remains of an old Chinatown
  • Homepage for Chinatown, Los Angeles, USA
  • Chinatown Parade and Festival
  • Chinese Cultural Center in San Francisco
  • Las Vegas Chinatown Plaza
  • Article: Asian-themed centers quickly dotting the desert in Las Vegas - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
  • Library of Congress: The Chinese in California, 1850-1925
  • The Chinese Beverly Hills - Asian Week article on the first Chinese American suburban community of Monterey Park, California, USA (Greater Los Angeles area).
  • When Newark Had A Chinatown - A project researching the hidden history of a former Chinatown of a large American city, Newark, New Jersey
  • Constructing New York's Chinatown: The Urban Development of a Neighbourhood
  • Where the action is - Los Angeles Times article on the suburban Chinese business district of San Gabriel, California (Greater Los Angeles area).
  • Urban Legends and Folklore: SARS Infects Restaurant Workers in Asian Neighborhoods - Lists Chinatown SARS hoaxes that were distributed online.
  • The Chinese in Plumas County (California) - Several examples of early rural Chinatowns in Northern California.
  • Lists of Chinatown bus lines available in United States
  • http://www.chinatownhi.com Honolulu's Chinatown
  • http://www.chicago-chinatown.com Chicago Chinatown
  • http://www.oaklandchinatownstreetfest.com Oakland Chinatown StreetFest

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Further reading

  • Chinatowns: Towns Within Cities in Canada, David Chuenyan Lai, 1988
  • The First Suburban Chinatown: The Remaking of Monterey Park, California, Timothy P. Fong, 1994
  • San Gabriel Valley Asian Influx Alters Life in Suburbia Series: Asian Impact (1 of 2 articles), Mark Arax, Los Angeles Times, 1987

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