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The Pittsburgh Region is home to a vibrant Chinese community. The earliest Chinese settlers in Pittsburgh came directly from Mainland China; many of them were laborers or restaurant owners. There was a section of the downtown area near Second Avenue and Grant Street occupied by these Chinese settlers; a remnant of this community is still visible by the façade of the front of the building facing Second Ave. which now houses the restaurant China Town Inn.


In the 1960's a major wave of Chinese immigrants came to the United States and to Pittsburgh from Taiwan; these Chinese immigrants were all well-educated and came to the United States for graduate studies. After they finished their Master's and Doctorate degrees, most of them chose to stay in the United States. They are now very well established in Pittsburgh as well as in other parts of the U.S. Among them are distinguished professors at Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Pittsburgh and Duquesne University, prominent medical doctors at UPMC and other medical systems in the region, outstanding engineers at Westinghouse, ALCOA, PPG, etc. and financial analysts in the banking industry.

In the 80's, a new wave of Chinese immigrants came to the United States and to Pittsburgh; hundreds of Chinese students come to study in the universities and colleges in the region. Most students major in the science and technological fields. The career paths of those Chinese immigrants who came in the 1980's have pretty much followed the Chinese immigrants who came in the 1960s. They are predominantly professors, engineers, medical doctors, computer software designers, financial analysts, and other professional people.

By Frank Y. Liu, Professor of Law, Duquesne University - Courtesy of www.globalpittsburgh.org.
Phone: 412-396-5018 / Email: liu@duq.edu

Area Organizations Include:

The Pittsburgh Chinese School (PCS)
PCS is an independent institution holding weekend classes at Taylor Allderdice High School in Pittsburgh. Its goal is to teach Chinese children from 1st to 9th grade the Chinese language and culture. The School is also a place for parents to meet and socialize.


Organization of Chinese Americans (OCA) - Pittsburgh Chapter
OCA is a national organization founded in 1972. The Pittsburgh chapter is one of the oldest (founded in 1973) and largest chapters. The goal of the OCA is to seek equal justice and treatment for Chinese Americans and all Americans in the United States, and to preserve Chinese American culture and tradition. OCA-Pittsburgh offers a free medical clinic to needy Chinese people in Pittsburgh annually in the spring and a soup kitchen to the Pittsburgh general community around the Chinese New Year in January or February of each year.

Chinese Association for Science and Technology of Pittsburgh (CAST-P)
CAST was founded in 1992 as a non-profit and non-political organization. The majority of members in the Pittsburgh chapter are professionals working in the city. Over the years, CAST has made great progress in providing 'a bridge' for both Chinese and American people in science and technology, business, and culture. Under the CAST, there are several sub-associations and regional associations, as well as other centers.

Pittsburgh Chinese Restaurant Association (PCRA)
Several years ago, the Chinese restaurant owners formed the Pittsburgh Chinese Restaurant Association. It has become a very active community organization helping the restaurant owners solve problems relating to their businesses.
Phone: (412) 338-9937

Chinese Student and Scholar Association at the University of Pittsburgh
Organization dedicated to serving the interests of all Chinese students, scholars and other CSSA members in the University community.
Email:  sorc+csfa@pitt.edu

Pittsburgh Asian-American Young Professional Association
Its mission is to provide an environment for Asian-American young professionals to share and exchange ideas in order to promote cultural and professional growth in the community.
One Trimont Lane
Pittsburgh, PA 15211
Email: info@paaypa.org

Pittsburgh Asian Center
705-709 Penn Avenue
Wilkinsburg, PA
Phone: 412-731-8810

Asian Studies Center, University of Pittsburgh
4112 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Phone: 412-648-7370

Asian Students Alliance, University of Pittsburgh, a Pan-Asian organization that is committed to the social and political pursuits of Asians and Asian Americans. Holds various events for all Asian communities throughout the year.
Phone: 412-648-5220
Email: asians@pitt.edu

Carnegie Mellon University Chinese Student & Scholar Association

Hong Kong Students Association - Carnegie Mellon University

Three Rivers Families with Children from China

More information at www.globalpittsburgh.org





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