NPR News: A Code-Switching Tour Of L.A.’s Chinatown:
Part of the reason why I like to show people around Chinatown is because signs like these are everywhere. These signs are worth so much more than the literal meaning of the words they use. They tell a story about the neighborhood and the people who live and work there. They tell us about flows of people, ideas, foods, and cultures, and how all of these combine and recombine in a multicultural metropolis.