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    • Dr. Hongliang Yang oral history interview and transcript 

      Yang, Hongliang (2021-06-06)
      Dr. Hongliang Yang was born and raised in a rural village in the Henan Province of China, where his family worked in the fields. Attending Shanghai Second Medical University, he earned his Master’s and PhD degree in medical microbiology. He immigrated to the United States after being accepted to a post-doctorate program at Colorado State University. ...
    • Diana Weng Chen oral history interview and transcript 

      Weng, Diana (2021-06-05)
      Diana Weng was born in Taiwan and moved to the San Francisco’s Castro District with her family when she was 5 years old. Her family owned a restaurant and she recalls many memories of working in the restaurant during her childhood and teenage years. Ms. Weng majored in English Literature at UC Berkeley and remembers being drawn to a specific theater ...
    • Nicky Sohn oral history interview and transcript 

      Sohn, Nicky (2021-06-02)
      Nicky Sohn was born in Seoul, Korea in 1992. She began practicing piano and studying music from a very young age; after moving around a lot with her parents in the southern part of the country, she graduated high school early and went to Mannes School of Music in New York City at the age of 16. She initially studied piano performance but switched to ...
    • Lynn Batte oral history interview and transcript 

      Batte, Lynn (2021-05-28)
      Lynn Gail Ryan Batte was born on January 15, 1959 in Houston, TX. She is the niece of the late Beck Hong Gee (1922-2020), who was a World War II veteran during which he was stationed in the UK, and Houston Chronicle illustrator for over three decades. Beck moved to the US through Angel Island when he was 9, but was denied a public education because ...
    • Hong Hong oral history interview and transcript 

      Hong, Hong; Shi, Ann (2021-05-27)
    • Medha K. Karve oral history interview and transcript 

      Karve, Medha K. (2021-05-26)
      Medha Karve was born in Mumbai, India in 1957 to parents of first-generation Indian-Americans. When she was 9 years old, her father immigrated to the US as a scientist at Yale University with his family and was one of the first scientists to study moon rocks after the Apollo moon landing, after the Immigration and Naturalization Act of 1965 loosened ...
    • Eva Ren oral history interview and transcript 

      Ren, Eva (2021-05-19)
      Eva Ren, whose Chinese name is Yisu Ren, was born in 1996 in Beijing China, to a family of artists. With such a strong root in art, she did not even have a second thought or decision process about pursuing another career. She left China at 18 years old to study in the US, and gained a Bachelor of Arts in Art/Art Studies, General and Philosophy from ...
    • Lynn Liang Hai oral history interview 

      Hai, Lynn Liang (2021-05-15)
    • Renqian Yang oral history interview and transcript 

      Yang, Renqian (2021-04-29)
      Renqian Yang was born in Xiangtan, Hunan Province, China in 1987. She earned her B.F.A. in Ceramics from the Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, Chongqing in 2009 and her M.F.A. in Ceramics from Syracuse University in 2014. In May 2008, when she was attending Sichuan Fine Arts Institute in Chongqing, she also experienced one of the most devastating earthquakes ...
    • Dinesh Singhal oral history interview and transcript 

      Singhal, Dinesh (2021-04-25)
      Dinesh Singhal was born in Morar, a small town in Madhya Pradesh India. After attending a boarding school from 4th to 12th grades,, he went to Ramjas College in Delhi, eventually earning an LLB (law) degree from Delhi University. Initially venturing into the United States on a whim to take a summer course, Mr. Singhal experienced a turbulent 12-year ...
    • Thomas Tran oral history interview and transcript 

      Tran, Thomas (2021-04-22)
      Thomas Tran is a Vietnamese-American artist who was born and raised in Alief, Houston, Texas in 1996, an area known for its rich diversity. Since a young age, he has loved to make art centered around his everyday thoughts and feelings. He creates illustrations, comics, and murals. He studied at the Columbus College of Art and Design from 2014–2018, ...
    • Echo Yu He oral history interview and transcript 

      He, Echo Yu (2021-04-18)
      Echo He grew up in Deyang, Sichuan province in China, in early 1980s, a small town without much presence of art. Her mother worked in the local hospital, sometimes on night shifts, which contributed to her childhood memories of staying overnight in the hospitals, among which are both good and bad memories. She was trained in Chinese classical painting ...
    • Dr. Vipul Mankad oral history interview and transcript 

      Dr. Mankad, Vipul (2021-04-14)
      Dr. Vipul Mankad, born in 1944 in Viramgam (a town in Gujarat, India), had unique experiences growing up. His father was a respected physician, and while his family was not wealthy, they lived comfortably. While completing his medical education in India, he became particularly interested in research, which subsequently fueled his motivation to immigrate ...
    • David So oral history interview and transcript 

      So, David (2021-04-13)
      David Jinho So was born in Daejeon, South Korea in 1987. At age 8, his family immigrated to the United States so his dad could pursue seminary school in New Orleans, Louisiana. After graduating from LSU with a degree in finance, Mr. So worked at Bank of America Merrill Lynch as a financial advisor. During that time, he began getting more involved in ...
    • Byron Kim oral history interview and transcript 

      Kim, Byron (2021-04-08)
      Byron Kim was born in 1961 in San Diego, CA. He is currently a Senior Critic at Yale University. He received a BA from Yale University in 1983 and attended Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 1986. Among Kim’s numerous awards are the Louise Nevelson Award in Art, American Academy of Arts and Letters, NY (1993), the New York Foundation for ...
    • Erica Cheung oral history interview and transcript 

      Cheung, Erica (2021-04-06)
      Erica Cheung was born in New Jersey to parents of first-generation immigrants from Hong Kong; she was raised in New York, and currently based in Houston, Texas. She is an artist, poet, and environmentalist. Her practice explores Asian American identities and the tensions that arise through these identities’ various intersections with popular culture ...
    • Nguyen T. Nguyen oral history interview and transcript 

      Nguyen, Nguyen T. (2021-03-31)
      Nguyen T. Nguyen is a Vietnamese American and Houston native. He’s a business relations specialist in government, business, and nonprofit environments, and served as an emergency management specialist for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) during Hurricane Harvey. In this interview, he talked about his experience in the anti-Asian hate ...
    • Lucy Sun oral history interview and transcript 

      Sun, Lucy (2021-03-23)
      Lucy Sun was born in a Taiwanese family of 1st-generation immigrants, whose family value carries a strong emphasis on appreciation for cultural heritage. Her education background is a collage of business, arts and humanities. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in art history from Vassar College, MBA from Harvard Business School; and more than two ...
    • Kevin Trinidad oral history interview and transcript 

      Trinidad, Kevin (2021-02-25)
      Kevin Trinidad is a second-generation Filipino-American, born in San Diego, California in 1990. He moved to Hawaii with his mother and older brother, to join his aunt, following the traumatic death of his father when he was six years old. His father was a sailor in the Navy and his mother was an accountant. Upon graduating from high school, he enlisted ...