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Eugene Moy is not only the former president and leader of the Chinese Historical Society of Southern California, he's also a cool cat and surprisingly, not a historian. An urban planner for the City of El Monte, Moy's passion for Chinatown comes from his love of Los Angeles' multi-ethnic history. Eugene is not interested in setting the "record straight," as many historians and organizations may tend (and need) to do; his real desire seems to come from his need to reflect on his own multicultural upbringing. We sat with Eugene in one of the most trafficked pedestrian areas in Chinatown to talk about his views on the birth of Chinatown, discovering one's roots and the future of Chinese Americans in Los Angeles.