Chinatown, San Francisco

What is Chinatown, San Francisco known for?


television programs

such as food items like Chop Suey (Chop suey) while introducing and popularizing Dim Sum (Dim sum) to Western and American tastes, as its Dim Sum tea houses are a major tourist attraction. Johnny Kan was the proprietor of one of the first modern style Chinese restaurants, which opened in 1953. Many of the district's restaurants have been featured in food television programs on Chinese cuisine such as Martin Yan's Martin Yan - Quick & Easy. Noted Chinese American writers grew up


time made

" per se. As with historic Chinatown, Little Saigon plans to construct an arch signifying its entrance, as well as directional street signs leading to the community. History Early history thumb 200px ''The Street of Gamblers (Ross Alley (Image:Chinatownsf-large1.jpg))'', Arnold Genthe, 1898. The population was predominantly male because U.S. policies at the time made it difficult for Chinese women to enter the country. File:Zhonghua


musical film

location Hong Kong date 2008-01-06 accessdate 2011-12-01 archiveurl http: www.webcitation.org 63cUWKNLM archivedate 2011-12-01 group "note" Kwan did not sing the songs in the musical film; the vocals for Linda Low were performed by B. J. Baker.


culture cultural

Suspect was at scene but didn't fire gun, cops say publisher San Francisco Chronicle date June 20, 1998 accessdate September 16, 2012 Culture Cultural institutions San Francisco's Chinatown is home to the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association (known as the Chinese Six Companies), which is the umbrella organization for local Chinese family and regional associations in Chinatown. It has spawned lodges in other Chinatowns in the late 19th and early 20th centuries


modern style

such as food items like Chop Suey (Chop suey) while introducing and popularizing Dim Sum (Dim sum) to Western and American tastes, as its Dim Sum tea houses are a major tourist attraction. Johnny Kan was the proprietor of one of the first modern style Chinese restaurants, which opened in 1953. Many of the district's restaurants have been featured in food television programs on Chinese cuisine such as Martin Yan's Martin Yan - Quick & Easy. Noted Chinese American writers grew up


radio international

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top producing

in the world's top producing cities (list of cities by GDP), eighth in the United States, and ninth place (Global Financial Centres Index) in the top twenty global financial centers. Entrepreneurs sought to capitalize on the wealth generated by the Gold Rush. Early winners were the banking industry which saw the founding of Wells Fargo in 1852 and the Bank of California in 1864. Development of the Port of San Francisco and the establishment in 1869 of overland access to the Eastern


main characters

starred in ''Flower Drum Song (Flower Drum Song (film))'' in a related role. The film was distinguished for being the "first big-budget American film" with an all–Asian cast.


centuries including

Suspect was at scene but didn't fire gun, cops say publisher San Francisco Chronicle date June 20, 1998 accessdate September 16, 2012 Culture Cultural institutions San Francisco's Chinatown is home to the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association (known as the Chinese Six Companies), which is the umbrella organization for local Chinese family and regional associations in Chinatown. It has spawned lodges in other Chinatowns in the late 19th and early 20th centuries

, including Chinatown, Los Angeles and Chinatown, Portland (Old Town Chinatown, Portland, Oregon). The Chinese Culture Center is a community based non-profit organization located on the third floor of a Holiday Inn. The Center promotes exhibitions about Chinese life in the United States and organizes tours of the area. The Chinese Historical Society of America is located on Clay. Autumn Moon Festival San Francisco Chinatown's annual Autumn Moon Festival celebrates seasonal


character history

, and Swan are carrying out a "dead pool" game in which participants try to predict celebrity deaths, either by natural causes or for those who work in dangerous professions. In a turn of events, another celebrity on Swan's list, movie critic Molly Fisher, is stabbed and killed in her condominium. Character history When the Seventh Doctor lands on December 30, 1999 in San Francisco, he is gunned down by a gang on the streets of Chinatown (Chinatown, San Francisco). Unaware of his alien (extraterrestrial life) physiology, Grace accidentally kills him when she attempts to operate. He subsequently regenerates (Doctor (Doctor Who)#Changing faces) into his eighth incarnation, and involves Grace in his fight to prevent the Master from opening the Eye of Harmony and destroying the Earth at the stroke of midnight on New Year's Day, 2000. At the end, the Doctor offers to take Grace along with him in the TARDIS, but Grace declines, preferring to stay behind and apply the lessons she has learned from him. publisher San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency a combined surface and subway line running from Caltrain Depot (San Francisco 4th and King Street Station) to Chinatown (Chinatown, San Francisco), with stops at Moscone Center and Union Square (Union Square (San Francisco)), with the option of a future extension to North Beach (North Beach, San Francisco, California) and Fisherman's Wharf (Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, California). Ground was broken for the expansion on 2010. The population boom included many workers from China who came to work in the gold mines and later on the Transcontinental Railroad. The Chinatown (Chinatown, San Francisco) district of the city became and is still one of the largest in the country; today as a result of that legacy, the city as a whole is roughly one-fifth Chinese (Chinese American), one of the largest concentrations outside of China. Many businesses founded to service the growing population exist today, notably Levi Strauss & Co. clothing, Ghirardelli (Ghirardelli Chocolate Company) chocolate, and Wells Fargo bank. Many famous railroad, banking, and mining tycoons or "robber barons" such as Charles Crocker, Mark Hopkins (Mark Hopkins, Jr.), Collis P. Huntington, and Leland Stanford settled in the city in its Nob Hill neighborhood. The sites of their mansions are now famous and expensive San Francisco hotels (Mark Hopkins Hotel and the Huntington Hotel (Huntington Hotel (San Francisco))). When compared to the more well-known Chinatowns of Oakland (Chinatown, Oakland) and San Francisco (Chinatown, San Francisco) in California and Vancouver, British Columbia (Chinatown, Vancouver), Portland's Chinatown is smaller and less active. It has more than two dozen Chinese-owned businesses, including restaurants such as Good Taste which serves Cantonese (Cantonese cuisine) noodle soups and barbecued meats, gift and import shops, club houses, an herbal medicine store and an Asian food market. thumb right Telegraph Hill and the Coit Tower (Image:TelegraphHillByJuliusReque.jpg) after sunset as seen from the East Bay The ''San Francisco Chronicle'' defines the Chinatown (Chinatown, San Francisco), North Beach (North Beach, San Francisco), and Telegraph Hill areas as bounded by Sacramento Street, Taylor Street, Bay Street, and the water. "North Beach Chinatown Telegraph Hill." ''San Francisco Chronicle''. Retrieved on February 1, 2009.

Chinatown, San Francisco

thumb 215px Chinatown with Transamerica Pyramid (File:Washington Street in Chinatown, San Francisco.JPG) in the background. The '''Chinatown''' centered on Grant Avenue and Stockton Street (Stockton Street (San Francisco)) in '''San Francisco''', California, ( Hoiberg, Dale: The New Encyclopaedia Britannica MicroPaedia vol. 10, Page 388., Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc, 2007. Wanning, Esther: Culture Shock! USA, Color Plateno. 2, after Page 180., Marshall Cavendish Editions, 2008

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