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Chinatowns

  1. 1. Exploring Chinatown贾凯珞中文二二〇一三年四月十五日
  2. 2. Chinatown’s Background info!   China town:中国城 (Zhōngguó chéng)!   1st Chinatown: Binodo’s Chinatown in Manila, Philipines est. 1594!   China towns in America:!   Begin in 1800’s!   Stop 1882-1943 (Chinese Exclusion)!   Ended in 1943 and more China towns are created“Chinatowns usually caterto new immigrants, withmany unskilled workerswho don’t speak English.When the new[immigrants] acquire skillsand better jobs, theyoften move out ofChinatowns for a betterquality of life. That makesChinatown necessary –but also vulnerable”– Peter Kung (Asian-Amprof)
  3. 3. What’s so Special aboutChinatown?•  Each Chinatown is created for a unique reason•  Provided opportunity•  Blends cultures•  Preserves the Chinese Culture
  4. 4. Chinatown in Washington D.C.!   Historical!   19th Century to escapediscrimination!   Pennsylvania Avenue NW at 4 ½St.!   1931: forcibly disbanded by USgovernment!   Creation of a new Chinatown alongH Street NW!   Approximately 20 restaurants“The neighborhood is smalland fragile, seeminglyforever on the brink ofextinction. Its identityhinges on a smattering ofthings: the restaurants, thered and green lamppost,the Chinese characters onstreet signs…”. – JohnDeFerrari
  5. 5. !   Ping Pong (dim sum)!   Tony Chung’s Seafood Restaurant!   Starbucks 星巴克 (Xīngbakè )!   Subway
  6. 6. Friendship Archway!   272 painted dragons!   60 feet tall!   7 roofs!   Styled after the Qingdynasty architecture!   Proposed in 1984,completed in 1986!   7000 glazed ceramic tiles!   Built to attract business!   Alfred Liu
  7. 7. Houston ChinatownEst. in 1983
  8. 8. !   Chinese Community Center or theHouston Chinese Culture Service Center(休斯頓中华文化服务中心 Xiūsīdùnzhōngguó wénhuà fúwù zhōngxīn)!   Shang Dong Noodle House (山东面馆)!   Crawfish and Noodles (小龙虾及面食Xiǎo lóngxiā jí miànshí)!   Tofu Village (豆腐村Dòufu cūn)!   Dim Sum King (点心王Diǎnxīn wáng)!   Fung’s Kitchen (丰厨房Fēng chúfáng)!   Ranch Supermarket (九九超市)!   Golden Foods Super market (金食品超市场 Jīn shípǐn chāo shìchǎng)!   Dun Huang Market (敦煌市场 Dūnhuángshìchǎng)!   Wells Fargo (富国银行 Fùguó yínháng)!   Metro Bank (shu 都银行 Dōu yínháng)!   Golden Bank (金银行 Jīn yínháng)!   City Bank Texas (德克萨斯州城市银行Dé kè sà sī zhōu chéngshì yínháng)

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