chapter  7
10 Pages


WithJianli Zhao

Although the history of Chinese immigrants in Georgia and Atlanta can be traced back to the late nineteenth century, the major influx of Chinese to Atlanta followed the Immigration Act of 1965, which ended the discriminatory national origins provision established in 1924, substituting it with a flat quota of twenty thousand immigrants for every country outside the Western Hemisphere without regard to race and nationality. Although Atlanta has not developed a Chinatown as those found in other southern cities such as Miami and Houston, both of the new immigrant groups that Kwong identified are represented in the Atlanta Chinese community. According to Huang, the average housing price among Chinese in Atlanta is $150,000 for a two-story, four-bedroom house. Middle-class Chinese in Atlanta pay great attention to education. As new immigrants, especially those educated in America, the Chinese in Atlanta seem to have been influenced by some of the American middle-class values.