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The Resource Mr. Chinatown : the legacy of H.K. Wong, Wesley R. Wong with Catherine Lenox ; foreword by Dianne Feinstein

Mr. Chinatown : the legacy of H.K. Wong, Wesley R. Wong with Catherine Lenox ; foreword by Dianne Feinstein

Label
Mr. Chinatown : the legacy of H.K. Wong
Title
Mr. Chinatown
Title remainder
the legacy of H.K. Wong
Statement of responsibility
Wesley R. Wong with Catherine Lenox ; foreword by Dianne Feinstein
Title variation
Mister Chinatown
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Mr. Chinatown is the engaging story of San Francisco Chinatown entrepreneur and community leader H.K. Wong. A second-generation Chinese American, he became such a popular and influential personality in San Francisco's Chinatown from the 1930s to the 1980s that he was nicknamed "Mr. Chinatown" and "Mayor of Grant Avenue" by the Chinese Chamber of Commerce and residents of Chinatown. H.K. was posthumously selected as one of the 101 most memorable San Franciscans over the past 100 years as part of the San Francisco Examiner centennial celebration in 1987. A native San Franciscan, in 1978, he received the Jefferson Award from the American Institute for Public Service. This book is a fascinating historical account of early California and San Francisco Chinatown, and its politics, business, arts, sports, and culture. It is the story of how one delightful, influential man changed the face of Chinatown forever. Recent Asian hate crimes as well as decades of Anti-Asian sentiment emphasize the need to shed light on the significant vision, leadership, and contributions made by Asians nationwide. It could be said that H.K. Wong laid the very foundation for today's Chinatown. A businessman, entrepreneur, restaurateur, sportsman, journalist, author, promoter, historian, technical director, watercolor artist, and family man, he left an indelible mark on San Francisco and his beloved Chinatown. From acting as a one-man press bureau for the entire Chinese community, establishing the Chinese New Year Festival and Parade, co-owning two successful hardware businesses, co-founding the landmark Empress of China Restaurant, and working as a technical advisor for the movie Flower Drum Song, he worked tirelessly to promote San Francisco's Chinatown and its cultural traditions. He was also a co-founder of the Chinese Historical Society of America (CHSA) and collected late 19th century artifacts from abandoned Chinatowns and gold mining sites and old Chinese temples. Additionally, H.K. spearheaded bridges of understanding between Chinatown and mainland China. He coordinated several international exhibitions to travel outside of China, and was a founding member on the San Francisco-Shanghai sister-city committee"--
Assigning source
Amazon
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
SFR
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wong, Wesley R
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1933-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Lenox, Catherine
  • Feinstein, Dianne
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wong, H. K.
  • Chinese American businesspeople
  • Chinese American civic leaders
  • Chinatown (San Francisco, Calif.)
http://bibfra.me/vocab/relation/writerofforeword
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Label
Mr. Chinatown : the legacy of H.K. Wong, Wesley R. Wong with Catherine Lenox ; foreword by Dianne Feinstein
Instantiates
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223131874084
  • 31223131874233
  • 31223131874092
  • 31223131874225
  • 31223131874217
  • 31223131874209
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The early years -- Oxnard -- Los Angeles -- San Francisco Chinatown -- The Quan family -- The adoption -- Businessman and entrepreneur -- Restaurateur: the Empress of China -- Recipes from the Empress of China -- Sportsman -- Journalist -- Public relations/promoter -- Community service -- The Chinese New Year Festival -- Cultural liaison -- Historian -- Artist and traveler -- Flower Drum Song -- Awards and recognition -- Legacy
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Paperbound edition.
Extent
xii, 333 pages
Isbn
9780578901916
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1272901766
Label
Mr. Chinatown : the legacy of H.K. Wong, Wesley R. Wong with Catherine Lenox ; foreword by Dianne Feinstein
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223131874084
  • 31223131874233
  • 31223131874092
  • 31223131874225
  • 31223131874217
  • 31223131874209
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The early years -- Oxnard -- Los Angeles -- San Francisco Chinatown -- The Quan family -- The adoption -- Businessman and entrepreneur -- Restaurateur: the Empress of China -- Recipes from the Empress of China -- Sportsman -- Journalist -- Public relations/promoter -- Community service -- The Chinese New Year Festival -- Cultural liaison -- Historian -- Artist and traveler -- Flower Drum Song -- Awards and recognition -- Legacy
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Paperbound edition.
Extent
xii, 333 pages
Isbn
9780578901916
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1272901766

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