Historic Trails, Modern Tales

Historic Trails, Modern Tales is a walking tour that highlights landmarks to rediscover and create a linkage between the history and development of two significant Chinese American communities in Los Angeles.

Have the history to come life by listening to the video on a mobile device as you walk down the trail.

Don’t have a mobile device? Print the script and the map to read and learn more about the major points of interest in Chinatown. ┬áPlease click here for the script and click here for the map.


Historic Trails, Modern Tales
made possible by funding from

Special Thanks To

Chinese Historical Society
of Southern California

Oral Histories

Suellen Cheng
William Estrada
David Fon Lee
Marian Leng
Danee Prasert
Edmund Soo Hoo
Al H. Soo-Hoo
Susan Dickson

Additional Thanks

Otis College of Art and Design
Richard Shelton
Adam Berg
Mark Farina
Fan Fei
Wendy Ho
Michael Huang
Jeffrey Jeong
Emily Leon
Shiyi Liu
Andrew Rahn
Hong Wong
Grace Yang


Project Manager:
Long (Michael) Truong

Eugene Moy and Long (Michael) Truong

Maynard Mungcal

BeBe Jacobs

Kris Orta and Quincy Surasmith

Rick Eng

Marty Spellerberg