Dr. Pan Poh-hsi 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.
Dr. Pan Poh-hsi was born in Shanghai, China in 1922. As a consequence of the war, Dr. Poh-hsi moved several times in his childhood, living variously in Hangzhou, Nanjing, and several other locations. After earning his Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Zhejiang University, Dr. Pan Poh-hsi studied and worked as an interpreter for the U.S. Army in China before moving to Taiwan. Dr. Poh-hsi would then move to the United States, earning advanced degrees from Colorado School of Mines and Rice University, where he taught as a professor following his PhD. He then worked for Mobil Oil Company until his retirement in 1986.