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Tue, Jan 8, 2013 -- 10:00 AM

Philip Choy: A Guide to Chinatown


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Philip Choy grew up in San Francisco's Chinatown and went on to become an architect in the Bay Area. His new book "San Francisco Chinatown" reveals the culture and history of the district, and highlights landmarks like the distinctive YWCA Residence Club, designed by architect Julia Morgan, and Willie "Woo Woo" Wong Playground, named after a former USF basketball star. What's your favorite Chinatown building or historic site?

Host: Michael Krasny

Guests:

  • Philip Choy, historian, architect and author of "San Francisco Chinatown: A Guide to Its History and Architecture"
  • Bonnie Tsui, travel writer, contributor to The New York Times and author of "American Chinatown: A People's History of Five Neighborhoods"
  • John King, urban design writer for The San Francisco Chronicle

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