Chinatownbook San Francisco


Photographs by Dick Evans
Text by Kathy Chin Leong

Hardcover, 11 x 11 inches, 208 pages

Full-color images throughout 


ISBN-  978-1-59714-520-6 


Published by Heyday.

SRP - $40.00

Publication Date: October 2020

For bulk purchases and special orders contact christopher@heydaybooks.com

''As far as I am concerned, this is the best book on Chinatown. The book was so well written and all things Chinatown were told with such clarity!  And the photographs were stunning!  Our neighborhood can be so much prouder of its history and heritage, thanks to you two!! I can't thank you enough for creating such an important book for our community.  It will be enjoyed for years to come!! ''                     

- Betty Louie | Advisor Chinatown Merchants Association 

''The unique imprints of different eras are presented, as if readers travel through the corridor of time and read "of the many things from ancient to modern". Evans shoots in the context of the times.  Leong introduces the history, tourism, daily life, and celebrations of the Chinatown community through clear text descriptions. ''

–World Journal, The Nation’s #1 Chinese Newspaper 

''You have given us a synopsis of history, cultural, political, personal -- it's pretty amazing.  And while delivering so much content, the book yet evinces a great spirit of the place as well.  I love photo books with text -- it's a great combination, two modalities of perception that together make more than the sum of their styles.''

- Mary Ellen Hannibal, Author Citizen Scientist