James Tang oral history interview and transcript
Dr. James Tang was born in Canton (Guangzhou), China in 1948. He immigrated to Houston when he was three or four years old when his father attended Rice University as a graduate student. He attended the Kinkaid School on a scholarship from 1963-1966. He went on to attend Princeton as an undergraduate and then attended Stanford Medical School. After completing his plastic surgery residency at UTMB in Galveston, Texas, he moved to Houston and founded his own plastic surgery practice in 1983. He is married and has three sons. In his free time, he enjoys traveling, playing golf, and working with the Princeton Alumni Association, Chinese American Doctors Association, and Chinese Professional Club.
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.