By: Soyoung Cho - Mrs. Zoda 7th Period

Chinas Flag

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Chinas Map

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Why Did They Leave?

  • The flooding of the Huang He River destroyed the crops and caused diseases
  • The Taiping Rebellion caused 20 million Chinese peasants to die
  • The Northern Chinese Famine caused 13 million deaths


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Settlement Pattern

Settled mostly toward the west side of Texas

Chinese Culture


  • Main style of Chinese cooking is Cantonese
  • Rice is one of the major sources in China
  • Chinese people rely
  • Chinese people rely on peanuts, ginger, and sesame paste to give their food the spiciness
  • Tea is Chinas national drink


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  • Lunar New Year is one of the biggest holiday/celebration in china
  • Lunar new year happens between the end of January and the start of February
  • Chinese New year is celebrated on the first day of the first month
  • The Lantern Festival is celebrated on the 15th day of the first month
  • The Blue Dragon Festival is celebrated on the 2nd day of the 2nd month


  • China is a multi-religious Country
  • Most people in China are Atheist
  • Other religions other than Buddhism, Taoism, Islam, Confucianism, and Catholicism are illegal

Other Facts On Culture

  1. Xun (flute like instrument)
  2. Gupin


  • Pŭtōnghuà is the national language spoken in China


  • China is the birth place of Kung fu
  1. (Kung Fu is based on animal movement and is created in the 1600's)
  • Chinas art is influenced by its history

Food I'm Making..

Egg Rolls


Vermicelli Noodles

Ground Pork

3 Eggs

Shredded Carrots

Shredded Onions

Shredded Cabbage


Oyster Sauce

Egg Roll Skins

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Important People

  • Sam Hing

  1. Was a labor contractor who brought Chinese men to work on the railroads.
  2. His son was the first Chinese child born in Texas

  • Mar Yum Eh (Sam Mardock)
  1. Was an interpreter and also opened 6 restaurants
  • Doctor T.F. Sam
  1. Was a Chinese doctor

Facts About China

    • One of the largest countries in the world

    • In China, every year is represented by one of 12 animals. 2016 is the year of the monkey!
    • Great wall of China
    • About 35 million people in China still live in caves

    • Playstation is illegal in China

    • Nearly 4 million cat are eaten in China every year

    • Half of all the world’s pigs live in china

    • 20 millions trees are cut down every years to make chopsticks

    • Only 7% of the people in China are religious

    • China is the least religious country in the world

    • At least 20 million people died from the Taiping Rebellion


    When I searched about the Chinese Texans, I saw that a lot of them helped with the railroads. The railroad is one of the things that I thought was very helpful and useful. I also saw that there were a lot of doctors that were Chinese Texans. The doctors, I'm pretty sure, were probably one of the biggest groups that affected Texas.


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