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Illuminating the past

ILLUMINATING: Weichang Zhon, left, and Benyang Tang talk about a video presentation at Evergreen Books in Monterey Park. Drawing on his old photos, Tang recorded his personal history on video. His and other stories will be given to schools and museums. (Luis Sinco / LAT)
On the record
ON THE RECORD: Hanbai Liu takes a turn in a recording booth set up to document Chinese immigrants’ oral histories. An exhibition at the bookstore runs through Sunday. (Luis Sinco / LAT)
Glimpse of the past
GLIMPSE OF THE PAST: Volunteers set up displays, including a showcase of memorabilia from the era of Mao Tse-tung, at Evergreen Books in Monterey Park. The exhibit is organized by the American Chinese Culture Organization, a nonprofit. (Luis Sinco / LAT)
San Gabriel Square along Valley Boulevard is a commercial anchor for many Chinese Americans in the San Gabriel Valley. (Luis Sinco / LAT)
sam woo
The lunch crowd packs into Sam Woo Barbeque in San Gabriel Square, which serves as a commercial anchor for the Chinese-American community of the San Gabriel Valley. (Luis Sinco / LAT)
Oral histories about life under Communist rule in China will be the subject of a presentation this weekend at Evergreen Books in Monterey Park. (Luis Sinco / LAT)