Wilson Tang, a native New Yorker, left his career in finance to pursue a dream in hospitality. His uncle was planning on retirement and offered Wilson the chance to own and the famed Nom Wah Tea Parlor. Serving all-day dim sum, the Chinatown mainstay saw new life in both its dining room and local surroundings. Since 2011, Wilson has expanded his family's business into four more concepts across New York and Philadelphia, with another outpost in the works.
Jack Tchen (moderator) is the founding director of the Asian/Pacific/American Studies Program and Institute and part of the original founding faculty of the Department of Social and Cultural Analysis at New York University. He also co-founded the Museum of Chinese in America in 1979-80 where he continues to serve as senior historian. In the fall of 2018, Tchen will begin his role as the Inaugural Clement A. Price Chair in Public History and the Humanities and Director of the Clement A. Price Institute on Ethnicity, Culture and the Modern Experience at Rutgers University, Newark.