Downtown Omaha once featured a small Chinatown. Omaha Magazine imagines how the local Chinatown would look today if it hadn’t vanished. Senior Graphic Designer Derek Joy illustrated a Chinatown gate with Omaha’s iconic First National Tower over the horizon. The gate features “奧馬哈” (which translates to “Omaha” in traditional Chinese characters). Other cover headlines appear translated in street signs. Translations by Michele Fan. The cover of the print magazine also opens to an ad for Greater Omaha Packing and the company’s big China news in 2017.
A version of this text was printed in the March/April 2018 edition of Omaha Magazine.
See other Omaha-Chinese content from the March/April 2018 edition of Omaha Magazine:
- Editor’s letter: “Year of the Dog”
- “Omaha’s Forgotten Chinatown (and the Continuation of Local Chinese Lunar New Year Celebrations)”
- “Chinatown Lost and Found: The On Leong Tong House”
- “Preservation of King Fong Cafe”
- “A Timeline of Chinese in Omaha”
- Video: “Shopping for Chinese Lunar New Year”
- Online exclusive: “A Revolutionary Meeting”