2015.048.008 The Family Journey of Gregory Ho

Lawyer turned investment banker Gregory Ho talks about his family journey to Hawaii. He talks about his paternal and maternal great grandparents and the circumstances that led them to Hawaii. He talks about his great grandfather extensive family with his wife and a concubine and the estate dispute that ensured after his death. He goes on to discuss his time at Yale and Columbia and the issues brought on by race while studying. Briefly, he discusses his family Christian faith and how that faith intertwined with their Chinese culture.

0:00 - Introductions, his paternal great grandfather’s journeys to Hawaii in 1880, his maternal grandfather’s journeys to Hawaii at an unknown time, great grandfather’s life in Honolulu, his paternal grandfather grew up with 20 siblings. 访谈背景介绍,曾祖父1880年至夏威夷,外曾祖父至夏威夷(时间不明),曾祖父在檀香山的生活,祖父在檀香山与20个兄弟姐妹一起长大。

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9:20 - Learning about his great grandfather’s wife and concubine, learning about his relationship with the other side of the family, estate disputes between the children of the great grandfather’s two wives after his death, current family situation with his extended family, resolution of the estate disputes. 得知曾祖父有一妻一妾,得知自己与家族甲组另一方的关系,曾祖父妻妾子嗣为遗产纠纷,当前与亲戚的关系,财产冲突化解。

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21:27 - His grandfather’s children and his father’s children, children that have left Hawaii, familial obligations, college and higher education, decision to go to law school. 祖父的后代与父亲的子孙, 离开夏威夷的子孙,家庭义务,大学与高等教育,家庭义务,申请法学院。

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32:34 - Working while in college, Estate disputes (Hiram Fong, Walter Heen), Asian composition of his College class (Class of 74 at Yale), race issues at Yale. 上大学时工作,为遗产纠纷 (Hiram Fong, Walter Heen), 所在的耶鲁大学74届年毕业班的亚裔人数, 在耶鲁大学的种族问题。

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43:56 - Thoughts about staying on campus during school recesses, brief thoughts on Yung Wing, prep school students at Yale, his father’s and the family’s catholic faith, family estate disputes, melding of his Christian faith and Chinese culture. 对假期留在校园的想法,对容闳的一些想法,耶鲁大学的预科学校学生,父亲和家里天主教信仰,遗产纠纷,融合基督教信仰与中国文化。

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59:01 - The issues of marriage in his family, being the favorite son, experiences with the Chinese language (Cantonese). 家族中婚配问题,在家中是父母最重视的儿子,中文语言经验(粤语)。

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67:11 - Coursework at Yale, decision on his career path. 耶鲁大学课程,选定职业路线。

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76:54 - Decision to get involved with MOCA, Family’s journey wall tile, maternal grandmother, New York as home. 参与美国华人博物馆项目的决定,家族里程墙,外祖母,以纽约为家。

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88:33 - His classmate Georgianna Leinaala Dwight (descendant of Yale president Timothy Dwight), best qualities and life outlook. 同学乔治亚娜.雷纳拉.德怀特 (耶鲁校长蒂莫西.德怀特的后代),个人最好品质与人生观。

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