25 Facts About Chinese American


Chinese American community is the largest overseas Chinese community outside Asia.

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In 2010, half of Chinese American-born people living in the United States resided in the states of California and New York.

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Chinese immigrants were particularly instrumental in building railroads in the U S west, and as Chinese laborers grew successful in the United States, a number of them became entrepreneurs in their own right.

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Chinese American came to California in large numbers during the California Gold Rush, with 40, 400 being recorded as arriving from 1851 to 1860, and again in the 1860s, when the Central Pacific Railroad recruited large labor gangs, many on five-year contracts, to build its portion of the Transcontinental Railroad.

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The Chinese American laborers worked out well and thousands more were recruited until the railroad's completion in 1869.

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Chinese American labor provided the massive workforce needed to build the majority of the Central Pacific's difficult route through the Sierra Nevada mountains and across Nevada.

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Furthermore, as with most immigrant communities, many Chinese American settled in their own neighborhoods, and tales spread of Chinatowns as places where large numbers of Chinese American men congregated to visit prostitutes, smoke tobacco, or gamble.

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Chinese American population rose from 2, 716 in 1851 to 63, 000 by 1871.

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In 1882, Congress passed the Chinese American Exclusion Act, which, per the terms of the Angell Treaty, suspended the immigration of Chinese American laborers for a period of 10 years.

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The Act required every Chinese American person traveling in or out of the country to carry a certificate identifying his or her status as a laborer, scholar, diplomat, or merchant.

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The Chinese American Government considered this act a direct insult, but was unable to prevent its passage.

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Later, as a result of the Fourteenth Amendment and the 1898 United States v Wong Kim Ark Supreme Court decision, ethnic Chinese born in the United States became American citizens.

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The upper and lower-class Chinese American are widely separated by social status and class discrimination.

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In California's San Gabriel Valley, for example, the cities of Monterey Park and San Marino are both Chinese American communities lying geographically close to each other but they are separated by a large socioeconomic gap.

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The Chinese American quickly tried to flee but in doing so, many of them ended up being burned alive in their homes, starving to death in hiding places, or being exposed to animal predators which lived in the mountains; some of them were successfully rescued by a passing train.

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An accurate account of the event is still unavailable, but it is speculated that the Chinese American miners were killed by gunshot during a robbery by a gang of seven armed horse thieves.

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In 2002, over 2 million Americans speak some variety or dialect of Chinese, with Standard Chinese becoming increasingly common due to immigration from China and supplanting the previous widespread Cantonese and Taishanese.

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International Chinese American students comprise 60 percent of the 6039 international students enrolled at Ohio State University.

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International Chinese American students are widely found at many elite liberal arts colleges such as Barnard College and Mount Holyoke College.

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Between 2008 and 2017, the number of Chinese American-educated physicians practicing in the United States rose by 38.

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Ethnic Chinese American have been successful in starting new firms in technology centers across the United States, including California's Silicon Valley.

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In Silicon Valley there are at least 2 to 3 dozen Chinese American organizations according to professional interests each with at least 100 members, one prominent organization of which is the Committee of 100.

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In 2007, there were over 109, 614 Chinese American-owned employer firms, employing more than 780, 000 workers, and generating more than $128 billion in revenue.

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Results derived from a complex, multistage, probability sampling design show that 12, 607 out of 98, 658 Chinese adults are suffering from diabetes, based on the criteria of 2010 American Diabetes Association.

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In fact, the reason why classic features of type 1 and type 2 diabetes in America might not apply to Asian Chinese American population is about shared absence of common HLA DR-DQ genotype, low prevalence of positive anti-islet antibodies and low BMI in both types of diabetes.

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