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  • Alice Wen oral history interview and transcript 

    Wen, Alice (2019-08-09)
    Alice Wen was born in Tainan, Taiwan in 1958. She studied in Taipei First Girls High School in New Taipei City, Taiwan. In college, she studied the sciences and had aspirations of becoming an astronaut. Received scholarship ...
  • Sherry Tseng Hill oral history interview and transcript 

    Hill, Sherry Tseng (2020-04-03)
    Sherry Tseng Hill was born in Taiwan. She moved to Houston with her family at the end of 1970. Six years later, she entered Rice University to pursue her studies. She obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art and Architecture, ...
  • Jie Willey oral history interview and transcript 

    Jie, Willey (2019-7-09)
    Jie Willey was born in Hangzhou, China in 1957. Her parents were professors at Zhejiang University, and she and her older brother grew up on the university’s campus. When the Cultural Revolution started in 1966, universities ...
  • Kwen Chu oral history interview and transcript 

    Chu, Kwen (2019-11-22)
    Kwen-Hua Fei Chu was born on September 6, 1923 in Changzhou, Jiangsu Province. At age ten, she was adopted by her paternal aunt to perform house chores. During the Second Sino-Japanese War, she fled with her adoptive family ...
  • Lily Chen Foster oral history interview and transcript 

    Foster, Lily Chen (2018-11-13)
    Lily Chen Foster, born in mid 1960s, whose original name is Chen Ye 陳燁, is a well known actress in 1970s and 1980s China. Born in a turbulent time, she was sent to work as labor during the Cultural Revolution as soon as ...
  • K. Balasubramanian oral history interview and transcript 

    Balasubramanian, K. (2019-07-29)
    K. Balasubramanian was born in December of 1942 in a small village called Palghat in Kerala, India. K. Balasubramanian studied engineering at the University of Rhode Island. Soon after, he moved to Texas in August of 1969 ...
  • Frank Tsuru oral history interview and transcript 

    Tsuru, Frank (2020-02-06)
    Frank Tsuru was born in Chicago, Illinois on March 2nd, 1960. His grandparents and parents experienced living in Kooskia Internment Camp in Idaho during WWII and were later released after around a year. Instead of resentment ...
  • Janie Yao oral history interview and transcript 

    Yao, Janie (2019-12-12)
    Janie Yao was born in Shanghai, China where she lived with her grandparents while growing up. When she was around 8, she immigrated to Houston to live with her parents. She helped her mom at dance school throughout high ...
  • Kenneth Li oral history interview and transcript 

    Li, Kenneth (2019-08-01)
    Kenneth Li was born in Taipei, Taiwan in 1975. Until the age of 14, he moved to Hong Kong with his uncle and later moved with his uncle to Houston in 1981. In Houston, his uncle opened a supermarket on Bellaire Boulevard, ...
  • Robin Wong oral history interview and transcript 

    Wong, Robin (2020-03-20)
    Robin Wong is one of the three ‘Blood Brothers’ of the famous Blood Bros. BBQ, located at 5425 Bellaire Blvd, Bellaire. The restaurant was established in 2013, and opens from Tuesday to Sunday only, from 11am until when ...
  • Terry Wong oral history interview and transcript 

    Wong, Terry (2020-03-07)
    Terry Wong is one of the three ‘Blood Brothers’ of the Houston famous Blood Bros. BBQ, located at 5425 Bellaire Blvd. The restaurant was established in 2013, and opens from Thursdays to Sundays only, from 11am until when ...
  • Raman Viji oral history interview and transcript 

    Raman, Viji (2019-10-21)
    Viji Raman was born in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India in 1952. After attending college and postgraduate education, Viji got married and moved to Muscat, Oman. She immigrated to the United States with her husband and young ...
  • Dy Tien Nguyen oral history interview and transcript 

    Nguyen, Dy Tien (2020-02-29)
    Dy Tien Nguyen was born in Hai Duong, Vietnam and is the oldest of ten siblings. His family moved from village to village in the midst of The First Indochina War and later migrated to South Vietnam when the country divided ...
  • Ernie Wu oral history interview and transcript 

    Wu, Ernie (2019-11-06)
    Ernie Wu was born in 1953 in Taiwan where he spent his life, graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Physics from National Taiwan University. During his time in college, Master Ernie Wu was extremely involved with the Chinese ...
  • Wei-Huan Chen oral history interview and transcript 

    Chen, Wei-Huan (2020-01-30)
    Wei-Huan Chen was born in Stony Brook, NY, and moved to Taiwan for two years before moving back to the United States to reunite with his father in Philadelphia. He attended Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts, ...
  • Roopa Gir oral history interview and transcript 

    Hui, Angela; Lee, ChristinaGir, Roopa (2019-07-18)
  • Tammy Nguyen oral history interview and transcript 

    Nguyen, Tammy (2020-02-21)
    Tammy Nguyen was born in Haiphong, Vietnam. Traveling through China and Hong Kong, she and her family eventually moved to Houston, Texas in a unique immigration journey. She went on to study business at the University of ...
  • Shih-Hui Chen oral history interview and transcript 

    Chen, Shih-Hui (2019-07-24)
    Shih-hui Chen is a composer who was born in Taiwan in 1962. Having finished her bachelor’s degree at the National Taiwan University of Arts, she arrived in the United States in 1982 to pursue her master’s and doctoral ...
  • Paul Chu oral history interview and transcript 

    Chu, Paul (2019-05-17)
    Dr. Paul Chu was born on December 2, 1940, in Changsha, Hunan in China. He grew up in Taiwan and attended Taiwan Provincial Cheng Kung University, graduating in 1962. After receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in Taiwan, ...
  • Nancy Li oral history interview and transcript 

    Li, Nancy (2019-07-11)
    Nancy Li was born in northeast China in the city of Qiqihar in the year of 1963. Her childhood and young-adult life were directly affected by political changes in China, specifically the effects of the Great Leap Forward ...

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