To stay relevant, Chinatowns must transition to places that attract second and third generation Chinese Americans, people like Frank Wong. Wong grew up in the Sunset District, an outlying neighborhood of San Francisco. The Sunset District is also heavily Chinese, but Wong says newer Chinese communities in outlying districts can never replace the original downtown Chinatowns.
“I would like to keep it the way it is, it’s a symbol of who I am, and my culture.” — theworld.org
Previously on Archinect: U.S. Chinatowns lose residents to suburbs