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Guide to the Crossing Borders, Bridging Generations oral history collection 2011.019

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Manyi Wong, 2014 January 27

Biographical note

Manyi Wong was born to Chinese parents in Hong Kong and raised in Brooklyn, New York. Wong received a B.F.A. in art photography from Syracuse University in New York and an M.S. in organizational change management from the New School in New York City. She worked as the executive director at the Park Slope Child Care Collective in Brooklyn, New York.

Scope and Contents

In the interview, Wong discusses her family’s immigration experiences in Hong Kong and the United States; maternal grandparents' marriage and separation; experiences with racial tension in Syracuse, New York; photography career; marriage to her Indian American husband; and experiences naming and raising their daughter. Interview conducted by Sady Sullivan.

Conditions Governing Access

Access to the interview is available onsite at the Brooklyn Historical Society's Othmer Library. The Brooklyn Historical Society does not have permission to license oral history audio recordings or transcripts to third parties.

Subject Topics

  • Chinese Americans -- New York (State) -- New York
  • East Indian Americans -- New York (State) -- New York
  • Interethnic marriage
  • Marriage customs and rites -- New York (State) -- Kings County
  • Parenthood

Subject Places

  • Bensonhurst (New York, N.Y.)
  • United States |x Emigration and immigration