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Chicago's Chinatown

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  1. Chicago's Chinatown

  2. CHICAGO’S CHINATOWN • BRAINSTORMING (WHAT DO WE KNOW?) • Where exactly is Chinatown? • Are there other Chinatown’s in Chicago? • If yes, then where? • What pushed the Chinese out of China? • What pulled the Chinese to America and then to Chicago? • What foods are served in Chinatown? • What is your signaccording to the Chinese calendar?

  3. Demographics • Chicago’s Chinatown is on the near South Side and considered an ethnic-Chinese neighborhood • Centered by 22nd St. and on Cermak and Wentworth Avenues. • Chicago, IL: holds the title for the 17th city that host the largest amount of Chinese-Americans: • Hawaii (Honolulu) • California (San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Jose) • New York (Manhattan) • Washington (Seattle) • Texas (Dallas, Houston, Plano) • Massachusetts (Boston) • Colorado (Denver) • New Jersey (New Jersey City)

  4. STREET INTERSECTIONS

  5. Founding of Chinatown in Chicago • T.C. Moyarrived in Chicago in 1878 • Considered to be the first Chinese pioneer in the city. • Found Chicagoans more acceptable to Chinese culture than the people on the Pacific Coast; urged more Chinese to move

  6. 1ST WAVE OF CHINESE IMMIGRATION • PUSH FACTORS • Scarce land/property • Persecutions • Religious • Political (Government) • Poverty • Famine • No Jobs

  7. 1ST WAVE OF CHINESE IMMIGRATION • PULL FACTORS • New Life • Promise of freedom • Religious • Political (Government) • Job Opportunity • Plentiful Land

  8. Chinese Immigration Laws • Chinese in Chicago faced immigration laws • Had the same man and woman ratio (100:1) as in other parts of America in 1870-1920

  9. 2ND WAVE OF CHINESE IMMIGRATION • The largest influx (arrival) of Chinese came in 1950s • Communist Government (Mao Zedong) • Religious/Political Persecutions (To Live) • Lenient immigration laws • Improved Chinese-American relationship • Post World War II industrialization was a huge pull for the Chinese to enter America • By 1970, Chicago ranked fourth in Chinese population in America

  10. CHINATOWN • Chinatown Chicago offers: • Hub for Chinese people in the Chicagoland • Business center for Chinese in the Midwest • Popular tourist destination and locals alike • Banks • Restaurants • Gift shops • Grocery stores • Chinese medicine stores

  11. Historical Figures • Sun-Yet Sen • Founder of the Republic of China • Chinese revolutionist • Major figure in the 1911 revolution to remove the Emperor from power for the first time in Chinese history • Gave people the ability to vote for their leaders • So when Dr. Sun Yat Sen said “The World Belongs to the Commonwealth” as seen on the Chinatown Gate, that was his way of saying that people should be able to decide the way their country is run.

  12. Tong • Chinese immigrants traveled in Tongs—small groups. • Some stayed, but most came with hopes of returning to China someday. • Early Chinese population in America was primarily male at this time • Slow to form families and settle down

  13. FOODS in CHINATOWN