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dc.contributor.authorChen, Fanglan
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-09T05:30:27Z
dc.date.available2016-02-09T05:30:27Z
dc.date.issued2015-08
dc.identifier.otherchen_fanglan_201508_mhp
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/chen_fanglan_201508_mhp
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/34160
dc.description.abstractThe aim of this thesis is to explore the evolution of built environments in American Chinatowns under influence of a hybridized culture and examine local efforts in Chinatown preservation. Chinatown is an integral part of Chinese Americans’ cultural heritage and an important page of American public history. As urban renewal and economic development programs transformed downtowns in the global era, many Chinatowns are on the verge of disappearing. Using a methodology that combines archive research and field observation, the author chose three Chinatowns located in the metropolitan cities New York, Philadelphia, and Washington, District of Columbia as case studies. Their different circumstances indicated that there is no single Chinatown model but rather multiple Chinese-American immigrant neighborhoods with various experiences of spatial evolution and ethnic preservation. Their comparison contributed to the understanding of current preservation issues. It also provided insights into how to maintain the place-identity of ethnic places as Chinatowns.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectHistoric preservation
dc.subjectChinatown
dc.subjectEthnic place
dc.subjectPlace-identity
dc.titleThrive or survive
dc.title.alternativeevolution and preservation of Chinatowns in the United States
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMHP
dc.description.departmentEnvironmental Design
dc.description.majorHistoric Preservation
dc.description.advisorMark Reinberger
dc.description.committeeMark Reinberger
dc.description.committeeJames Reap
dc.description.committeeSungkyung Lee
dc.description.committeePratt Cassity


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