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What is a Chinatown?
This page list the Chinatowns covered in Chinatownology. The current list has 28 Chinatowns in 15 countries spread over Asia, Europe and USA. For those who want to know what is a Chinatown, this article gives an introduction.

This is a work in progress (WIP) list of Chinatowns and more Chinatowns will be added as we develop. Please join our mailing list if you like to get updated on our latest news, stories and events.

washington dc chinatown archway paifang Archways
Archways are a common sight in most Chinatowns. It tells you alot about the local Chinese population and the society they lived in. In 2009, the most popular archway is in Washington Chinatown.
See our list of archways
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We currently have 5 Chinatowns in the Amercias.
To our Chinatownologists, please be assured that we will be adding more soon!
See also our Chinatowns in the Asia and Chinatowns in Europe

 

washington dc chinatown archway paifangusaWashington DC
Chinatown

It once had the largest archway in the world and still considered one of the most beautiful in the world.

san francisco chinatownusaSan Francisco
Chinatown

The largest and oldest Chinatown in North America.

 

 

oakland chinatownusaOakland Chinatown
A Chinatown that expanded greatly in the 1850s and whose early migrants faced great social challenges. Not touristy but authentic.

Buenos Aires Chinatown
A Chinatown in the capital of Argentina and complete with an archway. Unfortunately, it is also one of the most controversial Chinatowns.

montreal chinatowncanada flagMontreal Chinatown
Founded in 1877 and built by successive waves of migrants, Montreal Chinatown is a popular tourist attraction and a center of Chinese organisations.

 

 

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