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  • Chinese Immigration

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    In many aspects, the motivations for the Chinese to come to the United States were similar to those of most immigrants. Some came to "The Gold Mountain," and others came to the United States to seek better economic opportunity. Yet there were others that were compelled to leave China either as contract laborers or refugees. The Chinese brought with them their language, culture, social institutions, and customs. Over time they made lasting contributions to their adopted country and became a vital

  • The Chinese Immigration

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    During the early 1850s to late 1990s, the United States experienced an enormous rush of Asian immigration from various countries such as China, Japan, Korea, and Vietnam. For most of these immigrants, they traveled far and wide on dangerous journeys out at sea and away from their homeland of origin in order to escape the horrors of tyranny, discover wealth during the California gold rush, and create new opportunities of a better life for their families and future descendants. Countless bodies were

  • Chinese Immigration Essay

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    Immigration to the United States When the Chinese were immigrating to the United States in the 1880’s. There was as many as 75,000 Chinese immigrants. Most Chinese immigrants moved to the United States to avoid starvation, because in china they didn’t eat much because there wasn’t much to eat in China. Some moved just to seek an adventure, because many Chinese had never been to the United States. In the 1840s and 1850s, China was hit with a series of natural disasters. One disaster that china suffered

  • The Chinese Immigration Experience

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    The Chinese immigrant experience has traveled through times of hardships, under the English man. They have struggled to keep themselves alive through racism, work, and acceptance. Although many have come to Canada for their lives’ and their children’s to be successful, and safe. It could not be just given until adversity gave them the life they hoped to one day life for. In the starting time of 1858, the Chinese community had started coming to different parts of Canada considering the push and pull

  • The History of Chinese Immigration

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    examining the history of Chinese immigration as well as some of the reasons why these distinct neighborhoods exist one can better understand modern Chinatowns and their importance in cities across the United States. It is important to first examine the historical reasons for the growth of ethnic enclaves, particularly Chinatowns, found in numerous cities around the United States. The history of Chinese immigration is deeply tied with the creation of Chinatowns. Chinese immigration to the United States

  • Chinese Immigration Into America

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    Chinese Immigration into America Surprisingly, Asian Americans have been in America for over 150 years. They are as diverse as the immigrants from Europe, ranging from China, Japan, Korea, Cambodia, Korea, Philippines, India, Vietnam, and Laos. (Takaki, page 8) When many people think of American Immigrants, Asians are on the last of their lists. In The Uprooted, Harvard historian, Oscar Handlin, prize winning book with the subtitle "the Epic Story of the Great Migrations that Made the American

  • Essay On Chinese Immigration

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    “The Chinese are upon us, How can we get rid of them? The Chinese are coming. How can we stop them?” (Lee 23). America was not the most welcoming nation to the Chinese immigrants who centered mainly around California, Oregon and Washington. Those who decided to immigrate to America, during the late 1800’s and early 1900’s, went through many difficulties such as legal discrimination, physical intimidation and violence, trying to live the supposed “American Dream”. The Chinese immigration started around

  • Chinese Immigration to United States

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    many reasons for the Chinese to come to America. Overcrowding, poverty, war, and other catastrophes in China were all reasons (push) for traveling to America, as well as effective external influences. The discovery of gold was a major pull for Chinese peasants in coming to the West Coast. America's labor needs were the most important external catalyst for immigration. However, there were very few ways of traveling to the United States. With loans from the Six Companies, Chinese were able to afford

  • Chinese Immigration to San Francisco

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    choose to explore Chinese Americans’ and Russian Americans’ migration history and experiences during 1850 to 2014, and the location is San Francisco. Reasons for choosing Chinese Americans are first I’m a Chinese so I care about the history of my own ethnicity; also as a major conponent of Asian Americans which is the fastest incresing immigration group nowdays, the understanding of the history and the analysis of the immigration experiences could facilitate the assimilation of Chinese Americans. Another

  • The Impact Of Chinese Immigration In California

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    California began to experience a large wave of Chinese immigration to the United States. Stories of the discovery of gold at Sutter’s Mill drew thousands of Chinese immigrants into North America from various parts of Asia. These immigrants, who were primarily poor peasants, flooded the “Golden Hills” we know as California in pursuit of better economic opportunity. To fill in the needs of the increasingly widespread mining communities in the West, many Chinese immigrants ultimately became merchants, railroad