Anne Huang oral history

Huang, Anne


2 audio discs (90 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
1 transcript (46 pages) ; 28 cm.
This interview covers Anne Huang's life in Taiwan and in California. She speaks a great deal about her early years in Taiwan, including family life, schooling, social structure, and political conditions. She also describes her parents' decision to emigrate to the United States. She discusses her education, both in Taiwan and in the United States, including attitudes toward the education of women in her family and her culture. Anne talks about Oakland's Chinatown -- the history, the customs, and change over time. She talks about theOakland Asian Cultural Center, and the role it plays in building community. Finally, Anne reflects on family, tradition, being an outsider, and being a new mother.
Anne Huang was born and raised in Chía-yi, Taiwan and immigrated to California with her family when she was twelve years old. She attended middle school and high school in the San Francisco Bay Area, college at the University of the Pacific, and dental school at University of California, San Francisco. After practicing dentistry for ten years in northern California, she gave up her practice to pursue personal interests. She is currently executive director of the Oakland Asian Cultural Center.
Nancy MacKay, interviewer.
Interview conducted March 14, 2006.
F.W. Olin Library, Mills College.
Oakland History Room, Oakland Public Library.
Written permission to use materials in whole or part, in any format must be obtained in writing from the Oakland Living History Program, Mills College, 5000 MacArthur Blvd., Oakland, CA94613.

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