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Jessica Chen
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Jessica Chen

Born and raised in Taipei, Taiwan. Communication is her passion. Working in Chinese media and local government in Oakland for last 10 years, now she is Executive Director of Oakland Chinatown Chamber of Commerce. Jessica realizes that there are so much fun and so many hidden gems in East Bay. By working in Oakland Chinatown, writing articles and updating Instagram, she loves to share what people don’t know about Oakland. Jessica likes traveling, movies and documenting the small things in life by taking photos. She lives in South Bay with her husband and two dogs. Follow her on IG @jc.lovelife. 

Oldest Family Run Businesses in Oakland Chinatown

Oakland Chinatown (屋崙華埠) is one of the oldest Chinatowns in the United States. After the Chinese first settled in the area in the 1850s, many businesses started to appear. Although none are still around from the 1850s, there are still some that have been in the area for over 140 years…

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History of Asian Culture in Oakland Chinatown

Oakland Chinatown (屋崙華埠) is one of the oldest Chinatowns in the United States. In the 1850s, the Chinese were the first Asian groups who traveled to California to help build the Central Pacific Railroad. Many of Chinese migrants first settled near the Oakland Estuary at 1st Street and Castro, after previous several…

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