99% Invisible - Pagodas and...
99% Invisible - Pagodas and Dragon Gates
The history of San Francisco's China Town
5 years ago
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Working in the FiDi, the story of China Town was one of the first I heard when I moved here, but it was nice to hear more details on it.
Bringing order to chaos.
Intro to show notes: "For Americans, the sight of pagoda roofs and dragon gates means that you are in Chinatown. Whether in San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles, or Las Vegas, the chinoiserie look is distinctive. But for those just arriving from China, the Chinatown aesthetic can feel surprisingly foreign."