Push and Pull Factors of Chines Immigration to America

Push Factors: Early Chinese immigrants were young male peasants and they were looking for work in America to escape the economic hardship of rural China. In the 1840's and 1850's, China ws hit with a series of natural disasters.

Pull Factors: One of the pull factors for young men was the Gold Rush of 1849. Another one for Chinese women ws the desire to reunite with their families. Chinese women also came to America for the ability to go to school.