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dc.creatorAung, Tha
dc.date.accessioned 2018-06-01T15:02:12Z
dc.date.available 2018-06-01T15:02:12Z
dc.date.issued 2017-06-21
dc.identifier.citation Aung, Tha, interview by Ta, Anna, Li, Xingyi and He, Tian-Tian. June 21, 2017. Houston Asian American Archives oral history interviews, MS 573, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University. https://hdl.handle.net/1911/101518.
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/101518
dc.description This recording and transcript form part of a collection of oral history interviews conducted by the Chao Center for Asian Studies at Rice University. This collection includes audio recordings and transcripts of interviews with Asian Americans native to or living in Houston.
dc.description.abstract Tha Aung was born in Thailand to a Burmese father and Karen mother, and grew up in a small village in Burma. At around age 14, his mother took him, his brother, and his sister to the Mae La refugee camp in Thailand to escape from the Burmese civil war and oppression of the Karen people. Tha spent 4 years there, and finished high school (equivalent to 10th grade in the US). At age 18, he and his family came to Houston with the help of the UNHCR. In Houston, Tha earned his GED, studied to become a phlebotomist, and worked at a Foxconn factory, where he met his wife. At the age of 23 he began working at the HOPE Clinic’s eligibility department, especially helping translate for Burmese and Karen immigrants who do not speak English. Tha is now 28 and continues to work at the HOPE Clinic, and lives in Sharpstown with his wife, 5-year-old daughter, mother, and siblings.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Rice University
dc.rights The copyright holder for this material has granted Rice University permission to share this material online. It is being made available for non-profit educational use.
dc.rightsPermission to examine physical and digital collection items does not imply permission for publication. Fondren Library’s Woodson Research Center / Special Collections has made these materials available for use in research, teaching, and private study. Any uses beyond the spirit of Fair Use require permission from owners of rights, heir(s) or assigns. See http://library.rice.edu/guides/publishing-wrc-materials
dc.title Tha Aung oral history interview and transcript
dc.digitization.specifications This oral history material was born digital, with audio masters in wav format and derivatives in mp3 format, video in .mov mezzanine master format and.mp4 access quality format, transcript text in Word format converted to PDF. In some cases audio masters are not provided, only an mp3 access file.
dc.date.digital 2017
dc.source.collection Houston Asian American Archives oral history interviews, MS 573, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University
dc.identifier.digital wrc08775
dc.type.genre oral histories (document genres)
dc.type.dcmi Sound
dc.type.dcmi Text
dc.type.dcmi MovingImage
dc.contributor.interviewer Ta, Anna
dc.contributor.interviewer Li, Xingyi
dc.contributor.interviewer He, Tian-Tian
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