The neighborhood is roughly bound by Boylston, East Berkeley, Tremont, and Albany streets.
Ethnically, the neighborhood is pan-Asian, not just Chinese. However, the majority of residents are from China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan.
The land on which Chinatown sits was created by two landfill projects in the early 1800s.
Chinese immigrants first began arriving in the 1880s, though in small numbers because of the Chinese Exclusion Act. They remained largely isolated unitl the mid-1900s.In the 1960s, Southeast Asian immigrants began arriving in the area.
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