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The Past, Present, and Future of Chinatown’s Changing Culinary Landscape

The Past, Present, and Future of Chinatown’s Changing Culinary Landscape | Chinese American Now | Scoop.it
In four years, over a dozen of eateries have sprouted in Chinatown’s Far East Plaza and its surrounding area, bringing in tow a new vibe, clientele, and cultural and housing changes — both good and bad, depending on whom you speak to — to the community.
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Chinatowns everywhere are challenged to survive. This article describes the efforts to revive the historic Chinatown in Los Angeles with new and reinvented Chinese restaurants to attract tourism.are challenged to survive. This article describes the efforts to revive the historic Chinatown in Los Angeles with new and reinvented Chinese restaurants to attract tourism.
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The life, death, and small beginnings of rebirth

The life, death, and small beginnings of rebirth | Chinese American Now | Scoop.it
We were seated at a long, communal table at Harry’s Detroit bar just off Cass. To our right was a group of suburbanite wannabe foodies...
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A nostalgic look back at what was once a thriving Chinatown in Detroit and analysis of factors leading to its demise since the middle of the last century up to a small attempt to capture and rebuild a bit of old Chinatown

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The Dalles Chinatown Site, The Dalles | Restore Oregon

The Dalles Chinatown Site, The Dalles | Restore Oregon | Chinese American Now | Scoop.it
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Efforts to preserve another endangered historic Chinatown:

The Dalles Urban Renewal Agency owns the Chinatown site with the exception of the Chew Kee and Company Building. In 2012, the Urban Renewal Agency entered into an agreement with a private developer to construct a hotel and conference center on the site, but designs and a plan for interpreting Chinatown’s history have yet to be shared. The Bloch, Miller and Company Building is not protected by the local preservation ordinance and adequate interpretation of archaeological resources hinges on the will of project stakeholders.

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Chinatown’s Underground Economy : The Fujianese Face of Chinese in America

Chinatown’s Underground Economy  : The Fujianese Face of Chinese in America | Chinese American Now | Scoop.it

http://caravanmagazine.in/letters/new-york-chinatown%E2%80%99s-underground-economy

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Whereas the earliest waves of immigrants from China came from the 5 county area of Guangdong province, mainly Toishan, the largest new cohort of Chinese immigrate from Fujian province.  Although different in background, in many respects their struggles, obstacles, and determination to survive are remarkably the same a century apart.

 

 

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The Dalles Chinatown Site, The Dalles

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The Dalles Chinatown is a highly significant archaeological site located on the south side of East First Street between Washington and Court Streets. The site may be the best preserved, and most extensive, historic ethnic urban archeological site in the state. It has a rich and unique story to tell with two extant buildings and an undisturbed deposit of below-ground archaeological resources that tell the story of the Chinese experience in Oregon.
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The Lost Chinatown of New Orleans

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New Orleans’ once bustling Chinatown was one of the largest in the country, behind San Francisco and New York City. Due to numerous obstacles, ranging from stringent immigration policies to excessi...
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What's left of a once thriving Chinatown in New Orleans is precious little,  This post reviews the history of New Orleans' Chinatown.

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Saving Riverside's Chinatown http://www.saveourchinatown.org/aboutchinatown.html

http://www.saveourchinatown.org/aboutchinatown.html

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Why Save Riverside's Chinatown archaeological site?


"The site of the archaeological remains of Riverside’s Chinatown has been declared a City Landmark, a County Point of Historical Interest, a State Landmark, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  


Riverside’s historic Chinatown site is “the only known complete Chinese village site in California that has not been subsequently developed and rendered unavailable for archeological study” (from the California Office of Historic Preservation, Nomination to the National Register of Historic Places, January, 1990).


This Chinatown is the most complete and representative of the many citrus belt Chinatowns of Southern California; it contains the remains of a temple, the business district, permanent residential buildings, and probably areas of temporary housing."

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Growing up in NY Chinatown’s sweatshops

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old link to openthecity.org doesn't work... try this youtube link:

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8pUEteH0xU

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Two Chinese insiders who grew up watching their mothers working in garment factories in NY Chinatown describe working conditions and how owners circumvented regulations. 

 

Thomas Yu and May Wong Lee talk about the garment factories in which their parents worked. Thomas grew up in Loisada public housing, left the neighborhood to study international diplomacy at Harvard, and came back to oversee over $45 million's worth of affordable housing in the neighborhood, on behalf of Asian Americans for Equality. May Wong Lee also left the neighborhood to live in Queens for a while, but she now works as Assistant Principal at PS 42, the elementary school she attended on Hester and Orchard.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8pUEteH0xU

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