San Francisco Chinatown

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San Francisco Chinatown

A Guide to Its History and Architecture

By Philip P. Choy; Brian W. Choy (Photographer)

City Lights Books, Paperback, 9780872865402, 224pp.

Publication Date: August 14, 2012


San Francisco Chinatown is the first history of and guide to SF Chinatown written by someone born and raised there.

Praise For San Francisco Chinatown

"Philip P. Choy's San Francisco Chinatown: A Guide to Its History and Architecture is just what local and out-of-town tourists have wanted and needed. . . . History buffs will be amazed by the wealth of lore, legend and radiant fact."San Francisco Chronicle

"San Francisco Chinatown illuminates the untold history of the enclave... to consider the political, historical, and cultural implications of Chinatown's very existence."San Francisco Bay Guardian

"Choy's book is easily read while walking, and fits easily into a jacket pocket. His descriptions are typically no more than two pages and are always accompanied by a large photo . . . I emphasize these qualities because the most important feature of a guidebook is that it is useable. And Choy has met this test."Beyond Chron