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Maya Lin

The artist and architect Maya Lin talks about her career, from designing the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., to her latest earth sculpture, Storm King Wavefield, her design for the new Museum of Chinese in America, and other projects.



Chinatowns Around America


Bonnie Tsui, journalist and author of American Chinatown: A People's History of Five Neighborhoods, discusses her book about Chinatowns around America.  8/09



Chop Suey

Andrew Coe explains the history of America's infatuation with Chinese food in his book Chop Suey. His story takes us from China to the 1848 Gold Rush in the American West to the New York, where "Bohemians" discovered chop suey, to President Nixon’s trip to China.   7/09


Chinatown Brims with Produce Bargains (Part 1):

Chinatown Brims with Produce Bargains (Part 2):

The price of produce in New York varies widely from neighborhood to neighborhood. Prices in Chinatown are especially cheap. You can often buy produce for a small fraction of the price you’d pay in a bodega or supermarket less than a mile away. WNYC’s Lisa Chow finds out why.

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T The Explore Chinatown campaign is a project of the Chinatown Partnership Local Development Corporation.
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