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The Chinese American Presence in Phoenix

The Chinese have been a part of Phoenix history from the 1870′s to the present. Their story is one of struggle and success in building a new life in Arizona through entrepreneurial effort and family connections. Along the way, Americans of Chinese descent were able to combine American culture and their own cultural traditions. This created a situation of living in two worlds, with the richness of both cultures coming together in creating a new identity and life for generations to come.