2015.048.009 The Family Journey of Diane Woo

Philanthropist Diane Woo talks about her family illustrious history in the Chinese academic world. She goes on to talk about her life in Hong Kong and later her life in the US. She goes on to talk about the differences in Chinese and American culture and how Chinese fraternities helped her when she first came to the US. She concludes by talking about raising her son and her grandson and how life has been different from when she first entered the US.

0:00 - Introductions, coming to the US from Shanghai as a teenager, discussions on her family history in China, her great grandfather’s involvement with Hong Kong becoming a British colony, talk of her paternal family, talk about her extended family. 访谈背景介绍,青少年时从上海来到美国,谈论她家族在中国的历史,她曾祖父参与香港成为英国殖民地过程,谈到她父亲那边的家庭,和她的几代同堂的大家庭。

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15:45 - Her great uncle’s involvement in Yale China, her life in Hong Kong, gentrification in Shanghai, working for a lawyer (Mr. Fox) involved with the Intercontinental hotel chains, coming to the US. 她的叔公参与雅礼协会的项目,她在香港的生活,上海的贵族化,为一位与洲际连锁酒店有关系的律师(Mr. Fox)工作,来到美国。

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26:49 - Working for Casey Lee (Wachan corporation?) in the US in 1959, involvement with Chinese fraternities during her time in the US, her experience working in the US and interacting with her Irish coworkers. 1959年在美国为Casey Lee的Wachan公司?工作,在美国时与华裔兄弟会的交流,在美国工作和与爱尔兰同事一起工作的经历。

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37:14 - Learning English at an episcopal school in Shanghai, talk about her affluent friends in Hong Kong, social differences between classes of Chinese in the US, admiration for her paternal grandmother, development of China, musical stars. 在上海的一所圣公会学校学英文,叙述关于她在香港的富友,在美国各阶层中国人的社交距离,对祖母的敬佩,中国的发展,音乐明星。

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48:20 - Her father’s views to improve China, growing up in China after her father was killed, her religious faith, her desire to learn, being on the board of Yale China and other non-profit organizations, working with the Forbidden city museum, the British museum and the Shanghai museum. 她父亲对改进中国的看法,父亲被杀害后在中国长大,她的宗教信仰,她对学习的向往,成为雅黎社会与其他慈善机构的董事会员,与故宫博物馆,大英博物馆与上海博物馆合作。

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60:27 - Her interest in philanthropy focused on education, how did the world around her influence her view of herself, her son’s education and her son’s career in journalism. 在慈善工作上的兴趣主要为教育,她的环境如何影响她对自己的看法,儿子的教育和儿子的新闻事业。

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72:40 - Her relationship with other parents from Trinity school, her thoughts on the Chinese stereotype of pushing education, how did she identify herself culturally, differences living in China and the US. 与圣三一学院别的家长的关系,对华裔推崇教育的刻板观念的想法,自己的文化身份认同,住在中国和美国的区别。

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81:15 - Social parties she attended in the 60s, FF Fraternity, incidents of racism, what she thinks the greatest contributions Chinese have made to America. 六十年代参加的社交活动,FF 兄弟会,种族歧视事件,在她心里华人对美国最重要的贡献。

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