|Fu, Lu, and Shou,|
the three gods of traditional folk religion
representing Happiness, Prosperity, and Longevity
stand under the welcoming gate.
The City of Austin notes: "This highly entrepreneurial population has opened new businesses, purchased restaurants, made loans available to its network and acquired real estate." In fact, in her essays and book on "Bourgeois Virtue" Deirdre McCloskey goes into some detail on how co-ethnics within a wider culture create these community networks. They exemplify many of the fundamental virtues of commercial culture, including the importance of reputation and the willingness to trust.
|Southwest National Bank. The doors are in|
Chinese characters, Romanized Chinese
and Vietnamese: Ngân hàng quốc gia
|Across the street from the Southwest National Bank|
The first character means da "big" (a man with arms out).
The second character may be "auspicious".
The last two compounds are yin hang "bank"
= silver (metal under mountain)
+ capable, to do.
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