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This is a collection of oral history interviews conducted by the Chao Center for Asian Studies at Rice University (1980, 2010-2015). The collection includes interview recordings with Asian Americans of Houston and Texas, in many cases also including transcripts and photographs. The interviews are in English and in some cases, Chinese.

Houston Asian American Archive (HAAA) interviews by Chao Center for Asian Studies staff, 1980 and 2010-2015 There are 133 audio interviews in this collection, mostly in the English, with new interviews to be added annually. Interviews from 1980 were a gift of Dr. Edward C.M. Chen who participated in many of those interviews. Learn more about the Chao Center for Asian Studies at Rice University.

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  • Hung Hsien oral history interview and transcript 

    Hsien, Hung (2017-05-12)
    Hung Hsien, also known as Margaret Chang, was born in Yangzhou, China in 1933 in a very artistic and prominent family. She settled in Taiwan with her family in 1948. She studied traditional Chinese painting with Prince Pu ...
  • Dr. Ed Wong oral history interview and transcript 

    Wong, Ed (2016-01-27)
    Dr. Ed Wong was born in San Antonio, Texas in 1932. After completing his undergraduate education at the University of Houston, Dr. Wong attended dental school at The University of Texas Dental Branch. Upon graduation, Dr. ...
  • Glenda Joe oral history interview and transcript 

    Joe, Glenda (2017-04-17)
    Glenda Joe is a Chinese-Irish-Texan business owner, activist, and festival director. She was born in Houston in 1952, to a Texan mother and Chinese father. Glenda’s father immigrated from Guangzhou in 1930 and opened a ...
  • Sulekh Jain oral history interview and transcript 

    Jain, Sulekh (2017-02-20)
    Sulekh Jain was born in 1937, in a small village in India. He was raised in a Jain household, and to this day Jainism remains a major part of his life. He attended college in India, where he earned a B.S. and M.Tech. in ...

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