logo1.jpg (3860 bytes)

Navigation Bar

A Chronology of Chinese-Americans


The first issue of Chung Sai Yat Po (The Chinese Western Daily) is published on February 16. Its founder and Managing Editor is Nh. Poon Chew.


Chinese Exclusion Act (April 29 ) is extended for another ten years and to prohibit immigration of Chinese laborers from the Phillippines.

Immigration officials and the police raid Boston's Chinatown and arrest almost 250 Chinese for alleged no registration certificates.


In June Ai-ling Soong at age of 15 with a Portuguese passport sails aboard the Korea on her way to Wesleyan College in Macon, Georgia. She is detained abroad ship at San Francisco for 19 days.

Congress passes another act, extending all Chinese exclusion laws then in existence indefinitely to be applicable to all insular possessions of the Untied States.


The Asiatic Exclusion League is established in San Francisco.


San Francisco and its Chinatown suffer Earthquake and fire.


Yung Wing, the first Chinese student in the United States and the earliest Chinese to become an American citizen through naturalization, publishes his autobiography, My Life in China and America.


The 1910 census reports 71,531 Chinese in the United States.

The Young China, another Chinese daily, is published in San Francisco.


Congress passes another act restricting Chinese immigration and changing the jurisdiction of Chinese deportation cases.


Congress passes an act concerning Chinese immigration and deportation procedures.

Yung Wing, the earliest Chinese-American scholar, dies in the United States. His American wife, Mary Louise Kellogg, dies in 1886.


The Alien Land Law in California stipulates that aliens are ineligible for U.S. citizenship from buying or leasing land.

Congress passes another act concerning the deportation of Chinese under judicial writs.

The China Society of America is formed for the promotion of understandings between the Chinese and Americans.


The Science Society of China is established at Cornell University.


The Immigration and Naturalization Service begins to compile statistics on deportation. Chinese are deported largely due to lack of proper documents or staying beyond the time limit.


K. C. Li establishes the Wah Chang Corporation, which becomes the world's largest tungsten refinery by 1953. It later expands into the fields of tin metal, tin alloys, and zirconium.

The Chinese Young Women's Christian Association is formed in San Francisco.


Congress passes another immigration act, providing for the barred zones from which natives could not immigrate to the United States. It also requires reading capacity of all aliens over sixteen years of age as one of the conditions for admission to the United States.

Arizona enacts an Alien Land Law.

The Barred Zone Act restricts immigration of all Asians except Japanese to the United States.

Return to Chronology