Beginning in the late 19th century, Chinese immigrants arrived in New York City with hopes of more opportunity for better lives. Once confined to a few streets in downtown Manhattan, the Chinese people gradually moved throughout the city. Their rich cultural traditions contribute to New York’s vibrant multicultural community. New York City’s Chinese Community captures the people, culture, history,...
Paperback: 128 pages
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (August 27, 2007)
Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 0.3 x 9.2 inches
Amazon Rank: 1753037
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The captions are lovingly written for photos ranging from a century ago to today, many of which are hard to find. Many aspects of New York's rich Chinatown history are explored, although it typically fixates on the daily life and away from the gorie...
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, events, and neighborhoods that have defined this community from the early days to more recent times. Historic photographs highlight details from the life and experiences of the Chinese population in New York, including their deep-rooted heritage and their new American ways of life.