Thao Costis oral history interview and transcript
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This recording and transcript form part of a collection of oral history interviews conducted by the Chao Center for Asian Studies at Rice University. This collection includes audio recordings and transcripts of interviews with Asian Americans native to or living in Houston.
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 from Vietnam, her experiences as a refugee youth in the American school system, and her college education and career trajectory, as well as touching upon questions of culture and identity.