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

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Collection processed by Julia Lipkins with assistance from Elena Locascio

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Lenge Hong, 2012 January 19

Biographical note

Lenge Hong was born to a Scottish mother and a Chinese father and raised in Miami, Florida. Hong received a B.F.A. in film and video production from New York University, an M.F.A. in creative writing from the New School, and an M.L.S. from Pratt Institute, all located in New York City. She worked as a film researcher and as an archivist at the New York Historical Society in New York City.

Scope and Contents

In the interview, Hong discusses her family; racial identity and racially ambiguous appearance; educational experiences; career path; father's immigration to the United States from China; and the history of media portrayals of mixed race people. Interview conducted by Jen Chau.

Conditions Governing Access

Access to the interview is available onsite at the Brooklyn Historical Society's Othmer Library and online on the Crossing Borders, Bridging Generations website: 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
  • Racially mixed families
  • Racially ambiguous people
  • Education, Higher -- New York (State) -- New York
  • Racially mixed people
  • Racism in mass media
  • Scottish Americans -- Florida -- Miami
  • Race identity
  • Chinese Americans -- Florida -- Miami

Subject Places

  • United States |x Emigration and immigration
  • China
  • Miami (Fla.)