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Asian community in America

  • Chinese immigration

    Chinese immigration
    From the 1820s, political unrest and economic pressures at home prompted thousands of Chinese immigrants to move to the western regions of the US in search of work. Many took low-skilled jobs as manual laborers in mining, construction, agriculture, manufacturing, or service industries. Records show that nearly 300,000 Chinese immigrants entered the United States between 1850 and 1889.
  • From simple workers to graduated students

    From simple workers to graduated students
    The first wave of chinese immigrants was only composed of worker-men. However some years later a group of three chinese students arrived in NY city.They were followed by many other students. This surely had a great to develop the chinese civilisation in the US.
  • First Chinatown

    First Chinatown
    The first Chinatown, centered on Alameda and Macy Streets, was established in 1880. Reaching its heyday from 1890 to 1910, Chinatown grew to approximately fifteen streets and alleys containing some two hundred buildings. It boasted a Chinese Opera theater, three temples, a newspaper and a telephone exchange. But laws prohibiting most Chinese from citizenship and property ownership, as well as legislation curtailing immigration, inhibited any further growth.
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    Economical Development

    The numbers of chinese workers keeps rising, and so does the USA's economy.
  • Immigration ban

    Immigration ban
    In 1858, the California Legislature passed a law that made it illegal for any person "of the Chinese or Mongolian races" to enter the state.
  • San Francisco Riot of 1877

    San Francisco Riot of 1877
    The San Francisco riot of 1877 was a two day pogrom waged against Chinese immigrants in San Francisco, California by the city's majority white population from the evening of July 23 through the night of July 24, 1877. The ethnic violence which swept Chinatown resulted in four deaths and the destruction of more than $100,000 worth of property belonging to the city's Chinese immigrant population.
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    Yellow Peril

    Yellow Peril (also called Yellow Terror) was a color metaphor for race, namely the theory that Asian peoples are a mortal danger to the rest of the world. It means that the rest of the world was scared that someday the asian will control the world.
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    Immigrant journeys of Chinese-Ameicans

    From 1910-1940, Angel Island (located in San Francisco Bay, California) was a sort of a detention center for those Asian non-laboring classes desiring entry in the United States.
    The U.S. Supreme Court extends the 1870 Naturalization Act to other Asians, making them aliens ineligible for citizenship. Chinese immagration end when the Administration Building burned to the ground in August 1940
  • Shanghai Express

    Shanghai Express
    Plot summary:Many passengers on the Shanghai Express are more concerned that the notorious Shanghai Lil is on board than the fact that a civil war is going on that may make the trip take more than three days.The British Army doctor, Donald Harvey, knew Lil before she became a famous "coaster"(a woman who lives by her wits along the China coast"). When Chinese guerillas stop the train,Dr. Harvey iheld hostage.Lil saves him, but can she make him believe that she is the same woman he once loved?
  • Pearl harbor attack

    Pearl harbor attack
    On this date, japanese navy launched a surprise attack on the US naval base at Pearl Harbor. The base was attacked by 353 Japanese fighter planes,bombers and torpedo planes. This awful strike came as deep shock to the American people and led directly to the American entry into World War II. Besides, this attack caused many casualties and losses : 2403 deaths and 1178 wounded.
    Japanese-amaericans after pearl harbor
  • War ( USA vs Japan)

    War ( USA vs Japan)
    On December 8, 1941, the United States Congress declared war upon Japan in response to its surprise attack on Pearl Harbor the day before. It was formulated an hour after the Infamy Speech of US President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
  • executive order

    executive order
    After the bombing of Pearl Harbor by the Japanese in 1941, Roosevelt came under increasing pressure by military and political advisors to address the nation’s fears of further Japanese attack or sabotage. This made the US president sign the executive order 9066 wich allows military authorities to exclude anyone from anywhere withut trial or hearing.This order led the way to the forced removal and incarceration of japanese Americans.
  • Japanese relocation

    Japanese relocation
    On this date, a forced relocation and icarceration of around 110,000 Japanese Americans took place. This was the result of Imperial Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor.
  • The Magnuson Act

    The Magnuson Act
    The Magnuson Act, also known as the Chinese Exclusion Repeal Act of 1943, was immigration legislation proposed by U.S. Representative (later Senator) Warren G. Magnuson of Washington and signed into law on December 17, 1943 in the United States. It allowed Chinese immigration for the first time since the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882, and permitted some Chinese immigrants already residing in the country to become naturalized citizens.
  • Gold Rush

    Gold Rush
    Once the Chinese heard the news of the gold rush, an immense amount of them traveled to California. The majority of these Chinese immigrants were unskilled male laborers who were in search of a better life for themselves and, for many, their families at home. These Chinese laborers typically lived in groups, and were very different from the others in the area. For example, they were not Christian, they barely s
    Gold rush and the chinese
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    Gold rush

  • The Magnuson Act repealed

    The Magnuson Act repealed
    the Magnuson Act was fully repealed in 1965.
  • Novel "Shanghai Girls"

    Novel "Shanghai Girls"
    Lisa See interview
    It's a story about a complex relationship between two siters,May and Pearl. They went through many hardships while growing up like going to the US and having an arranged mariage with two chinese immigrants living in LA.
  • Chinese American Museum

    Chinese American Museum
    The Chinese American Museum, is a museum located in Downtown Los Angeles as a part of the El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historic Monument. It is dedicated to the history and experience of Chinese Americans in the state of California, first such museum in Southern California. It presents exhibits of fine art by Chinese American artists as well as historical exhibits.