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  • Cecil Fong oral history interview and transcript 

    Fong, Cecil (2019-06-08)
    Cecil Fong was born in Taipei, Taiwan in 1952. He and his younger brother grew up in Saigon until after the Tet Offensive in 1968, when Cecil joined some of his relatives in Houston. He attended Lamar High School for two ...
  • Truong Duy Nong oral history interview and transcript 

    Nong, Truong Duy (2019-03-08)
    Dr. Truong Duy Nong was born in 1958 and grew up in Saigon (now Ho Chi Minh City) during the Vietnam War. At the end of the war in 1975, Dr. Nong’s father (a member of the South Vietnam army) was sent to a “re-education ...
  • Samuel Wu oral history interview and transcript 

    Wu, Samuel (2019-04-14)
    Samuel Wu was born in Beijing China and spent the first 14 years there until his family moved to Hong Kong. He immigrated to the United States for his undergraduate studies, earning majors in Physics and Biophysics from ...
  • Matt Manalo oral history interview and transcript 

    Manalo, Matt (2019-06-12)
    Matt Manalo was born in 1984 in Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines. He always enjoyed doing art as a child. His mother applied for a teaching job while on a vacation to the States, and when she was hired, the family ...
  • Gordon Gee oral history interview and transcript 

    Gee, Gordon (2012-09-06)
    Gordon Gee was born in New Orleans and lost his father at an early age. He went back to China and returned to the United States as a teenager. He worked at a Gee family grocery store and later at a Gee-owned restaurant. ...
  • Vijay Goradia oral history interview and transcript 

    Goradia, Vijay (2019-02-16)
    Mr. Goradia was born in Bombay (now Mumbai), India in 1951. At the age of 17 he started his first factory with the help of his father. In his early twenties, tired of his routine life, Mr. Goradia decided to hitchhike ...
  • Vinod Bhuchar oral history interview and transcript 

    Bhuchar, Vinod (2019-01-27)
    Dr. Vinod Bhuchar is a physician and oncologist with his own private practice in Houston. He was born in Nawanshahr, India, and immigrated to the US to continue his education after graduating from medical school in India. ...
  • George Chiou oral history interview and transcript 

    Chiou, George (2019-04-05)
    Dr. George Chiou was born in Taoyuan, Taiwan during the Japanese occupation before World War II, one of eleven children in his family. He worked several jobs growing up to support himself and his family. He studied ...
  • Marie Goradia oral history interview and transcript 

    Goradia, Marie (2019-02-23)
    Marie Goradia was born in Bombay in 1951. After earning her doctorate in molecular biology from Bhabha Atomic Research Center, she immigrated to New York for post-doctorate research, where she met her husband. After starting ...
  • Antonia Ingversen oral history interview and transcript 

    Ingversen, Antonia (2018-10-20)
    Judge Antonia Ingversen was born on May 4th, 1946 in Manila Philippine. Her family immigrated to Missouri, United State when she was eight years old. She graduated from the University of Missouri in 1968 with a B.A. degree ...
  • Ching-Hwa Kiang oral history interview and transcript 

    Kiang, Ching-Hwa (2019-02-08)
    Dr. Ching-Hwa Kiang was born in Taipei, Taiwan and grew up celebrating Chinese traditions and eating food from various regional influences in China and Taiwan. She was active in her school band playing the cornet at Taiwan’s ...
  • Thieu Dang oral history interview and transcript 

    Dang, Thieu (2018-10-26)
    Thieu Dang was born in Nam Định, Vietnam. As a child, he moved to Saigon, South Vietnam to live with his aunt and uncle amidst conflicts the First Indochina War and later on the Vietnam War. Dr. Dang studied agriculture ...
  • Michael Wong oral history interview and transcript 

    Wong, Michael (2018-12-07)
    Dr. Michael Wong was born in Quebec City, Canada to Chinese immigrant parents. As a young child, he moved to California, assimilating into American culture and becoming a US citizen with his siblings and parents. From high ...
  • Teh Cheong Chang oral history interview and transcript 

    Chang, Teh Cheong (2018-06-08)
    Teh Cheong Chang grew up in mainland China in the 1930s before moving to Taiwan and then America. In America, he built a name for himself as a renowned architect, going on to win national competitions and building the ...
  • Ritu Gyawali oral history interview and transcript 

    Gyawali, Ritu (2018-09-14)
    Ritu, a Nepalese native, immigrated to Houston at a young age. After returning to Nepal for a brief period, and then making their way back to the U.S, Ritu and her family developed their lives in the U.S and made Houston ...
  • Yoshio "Willie" Fujimoto oral history interview and transcript 

    Fujimoto, Yoshio "Willie" (2018-07-31)
    Yoshio “Willie” Fujimoto was born in Colorado in 1929. He was raised there with his six siblings by his parents who emigrated from Japan. After farming with his family and graduating from high school during the Great ...
  • Thomas Sung oral history interview and transcript 

    Sung, Thomas (2018-10-11)
    Thomas Sung was born in Shanghai in 1935. He lived in Chongqing during the Resist Japan war, and moved to Hong Kong in 1948. His family briefly stayed in Brazil and eventually immigrated to the United States in 1952. He ...
  • Jia-ling Li oral history interview and transcript 

    Li, Jia-ling (7/9/2018)
    Dr. Jia Ling Li was born in Tianjin, China, the youngest of five children. Growing up closely with her older siblings, Dr. Li studied medicine and agriculture in high school, and was financially supported by her father, ...
  • Urvashi Jain oral history interview 

    Jain, Urvashi (2018-07-25)
    Urvashi Jain was born in Mumbai, India, where she grew up in a Jain community, going to temple daily and practicing Jainism from birth. She first came to the United States in 1987 to Athens, Ohio where her husband completed ...
  • Sonia Fujimoto Parker oral history interview 

    Parker, Sonia Fujimoto (2018-10-23)
    Sonia Fujimoto Parker was born in Houston, Texas in 1964. After playing school sports and then working in retail sales in Houston, she joined her older sister at the the University of Texas at Austin to receive her Bachelor’s ...

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