Chao Center for Asian Studies

The Chao Center for Asian Studies is a research institute attached to a thriving undergraduate major. We support a model of Asian Studies that looks carefully and critically at the complex ways people in ‘Asia’ have been involved with one another and with the rest of the world, not only today, but also in the past. Toward these ends, we work closely with peer organizations in inter-Asia, indeed, in some cases with those whom we study, and in every case collaborating with scholars who pursue similar questions as we do.

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  • William Orchard oral history interview 

    Orchard, William (2011-02-11)
  • Violeta Panis oral history interview and transcript 

    Panis, Violeta (2016-07-27)
    Violeta Panis was born in Agoo, La Union, Philippines. The oldest of six siblings, she lived with her grandmother from age nine through high school. She completed her nursing training in the Philippines and worked for a ...
  • Shelton Gee and Judy Gee Chong 

    Gee, Shelton; Chong, Judy Gee (2012-11-17)
    Shelton Gee is a successful businessman who owned many grocery stores and retired at the age of 50.
  • Raymond Gee oral history interview and transcript 

    Gee, Raymond (2012-09-07)
    Mr. Raymond Gee is a successful self-made businessman. He was born in China and immigrated to the US when he was about ten years old. He was in San Francisco for about three years, and then came to Houston to work in his ...
  • Edward C. M. Chen and Daisy Gee oral history interview 

    Chen, Edward C. M.; Gee, Daisy (1980)
  • Jimmy Lin oral history interview and transcript 

    Lin, Jimmy (2014-11-15)
    The interviewee of this particular interview is Jimmy (Cho-Liang) Lin. He is originally from Taiwan and moved to Sydney, Australia to further his violin studies at the age of 11 at the Sydney Conservatorium. When he turned ...
  • Shahid Javed oral history interview and transcript 

    Javed, Shahid (2014-11-25)
    Shahid Javed was born in Lahore, Pakistan, in 1967. Today, 47 year-old Shahid lives in Houston with his wife and two daughters. He is currently employed at BP in Houston, but the journey that brought him here is a fascinating ...
  • Gloria Ferrer Baterina oral history interview and transcript 

    Baterina, Gloria Ferrer (2014-10-26)
    Gloria Baterina was born in 1949 in Bago City, Philippines where her parents raised her along with her seven brothers and sisters. She attended college for two years and then took three years of nursing school in the ...
  • Susan Kwok Annoura oral history interview and transcript 

    Annoura, Susan Kwok (2014-12-01)
    Susan Annoura was born in Silver Spring, Maryland, but grew up in Clear Lake Houston. Her parents are of Chinese heritage, and both worked at Lockheed Martin, a subcontractor of NASA. Susan went to college at Baylor ...
  • Theodore Wu oral history interview and transcript 

    Wu, Theodore Hong, Jr. (2014-10-16)
    No transcript available for this interview.
  • Cookie Joe oral history interview and transcript 

    Joe, Cookie (2014-11-29)
    Cookie Joe was born in Houston in 1953 to a Chinese immigrant father and a mother of Irish descent. She attended local public high school, graduating at the age of 16, and went on to study dance at the University of Houston.
  • Thao Costis oral history interview and transcript 

    Thao Costis (2013-01-30)
    The main focus of the interview is on Thao’s life experience as a 1.5 generation Vietnamese immigrant, although issues of labor and capital are also discussed. The interview traces Thao’s background and journey to the US ...
  • Huyen Bui oral history interview and transcript 

    Huyen Bui (2013-02-11)
    Huyen Bui was born in Saigon in 1969. Huyen moved to Houston in the mid-2000s to marry his wife, a fellow Vietnamese immigrant whose family settled in Houston. He currently lives in West University with his wife and two ...
  • Debbie Lin oral history interview and transcript 

    Lin, Debbie (2014-10-25)
    Debbie Lin is originally from Taiwan and came to the Atlanta, Georgia with her family when she was 17. She attended Georgia Tech for undergrad and attended Emory University for medical school.
  • Chuan-Hua Gershom Lowe biographical sketch 

    (1970)
    This item is part of a larger physical collection which consists of the correspondence, papers, and selected books accumulated and saved by Chuan-Hua Gershom Lowe throughout his lifetime as student, journalist, Chinese ...
  • Chuan-Hua Gershom Lowe biographical sketch 

    (1961)
    This item is part of a larger physical collection which consists of the correspondence, papers, and selected books accumulated and saved by Chuan-Hua Gershom Lowe throughout his lifetime as student, journalist, Chinese ...
  • Chuan-Hua Gershom Lowe quotes and sayings 

    (1991)
    This item is part of a larger physical collection which consists of the correspondence, papers, and selected books accumulated and saved by Chuan-Hua Gershom Lowe throughout his lifetime as student, journalist, Chinese ...
  • Chuan-Hua Gershom Lowe portrait 

    (1960)
    This item is part of a larger physical collection which consists of the correspondence, papers, and selected books accumulated and saved by Chuan-Hua Gershom Lowe throughout his lifetime as student, journalist, Chinese ...
  • Braes Republican Women scrapbook pages featuring Eugenie Chen with Sen. Phil Gramm and fellow club members 

    (1984)
    The materials available online here are only a small sampling of the full physical collection available for research in the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library. The Braes Republican Women's Club records were donated ...
  • Braes Republican Women's Club swearing in ceremony, featuring Eugenie Chen as vice president 

    (2001)
    The materials available online here are only a small sampling of the full physical collection available for research in the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library. The Braes Republican Women's Club records were donated ...

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