In One Of Chinatown’s Oldest Landmarks, A New Generation Readies For Lunar New Year

Gary Lum assists his daughter, Mei Lum, with decorating the storefront window at Wing on Wo & Co. for the Lunar New Year in the Chinatown neighborhood of New York City. The family imported the unique handmade lion-head dance costume from Hong Kong nearly 50 years ago.

Mei Lum put off grad school to take over a porcelain shop in New York City that’s been in her family for five generations. But Lum wonders, how can she lay new roots without eroding what’s there?

(Image credit: Annie Ling for NPR)

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