Faye Chin oral history interview and transcript
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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.
Faye Chin was born in Amarillo, Texas in 1936, to Chinese-American immigrants, and has lived most of her life in Houston. She studied at the University of Houston before moving to San Francisco, California for 20 years, and it was there that she began a long career in the hotel business. She has worked for many hotels in both San Francisco and Houston, and enjoys the service industry. She does a large amount of volunteer work for a handful of Asian, Asian American, and Chinese organizations in Houston, and is currently employed at the Asia Society. She enjoys cooking and ballroom dancing, and feels very connected to her Chinese heritage despite having never lived in China. She is married and has one son, who lives in New York.