Friday, December 11, 2015

Old Chinatown Stories

A friend of mine sent this to me. It is an old story from New York's Chinatown. I thought it was interesting that the article translated On Leong as "Peaceful Dragon."
"On" means safety and the character leong, means "good" according to google translate. I could see how it could be mistranslated as Dragon though.

This shows why its important to tell these stories, from the Chinatown perspective. Because their going to be told anyway, and if we don't get our own version down, the only version left will be someone else's.

Does anyone have any old gangster stories? The older the better. Because if everyone is long gone, then there is less likely to be an issue in me writing them right?
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