2015.048.016 The Family Journey of Virginia Moy Burcher

Virginia Moy Burcher talks about her family journey to the US from Toisan. Her family then moves to New York and establishes a large series of businesses in Chinatown. She goes on to talk about growing up in the city and helping out at the various businesses before going to Hunter college to pursue education. She marries a man from Bermuda and talks about raising a biracial child and interracial marriage.

0:00 - Introductions, father’s journey to the US from Toisan (California to New York), siblings, family business in Chinatown (85 Mott Street), dynamics of Chinatown during her childhood, going to school at PS 23, evolution of their family business (Pell Street, Bowery). 背景介绍,父亲从台山来到美国(加利福尼亚到纽约),兄弟姐妹,唐人街的家族企业(勿街85号),童年时唐人街的活力,在23公共小学上学,家族企业的发展(披露街,包厘街)。

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10:33 - Chinatown in the 40s and 50s, her mother (Surname “Tow”) and maternal relatives, Toisan in Chinatown, interactions with the rest of the Moy clan, experiences in Chinese school, relationship between her parents, cooking responsibilities as a child. 40年代和50年代的唐人街,她的母亲(姓“ Tow”)和母亲家族亲戚,唐人街的台山人,与其他Moy氏族的互动,在中文学校的经历,她父母之间的关系,孩童时代烹饪的责任。

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19:55 - Her large family, deciding to become a teacher, going to school at Washington Irving high school, meeting her husband in Bermuda, parent’s deaths, family businesses after her parents passed, closing of 85 Mott Street store, going to Hunter College. 她的大家庭,决定当老师,在华盛顿欧文高中上学,在百慕大遇见了她的丈夫,父母去世,父母过世后的家族企业,关闭了勿街85号商店,去读亨特学院。

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29:32 - Teaching career (starting in 1962 at PS 1), teaching in Chinatown as a resident of the community, Moy reunions (talking about a family photo from the 1940s), mother’s funeral 1945 in Chinatown and Port Arthur restaurant, self-description. 教学生涯(1962年第一公共小学开始),作为社区居民在唐人街教书,Moy家族团圆(谈论1940年代的全家福),1945年母亲的葬礼在唐人街和旅顺餐厅举办,自我描述。

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38:36 - The evolution of Chinatown that she witnessed, interactions with tourists that came to Chinatown, cultural identity, religious faith of her family during her youth, her son and her husband, interracial marriage in her family, challenges of being in an interracial marriage, Chinese culture in her home. 她目睹的唐人街的演变,与来唐人街的游客的互动,文化身份认同,年轻时家庭的宗教信仰,儿子和丈夫,家庭的异族通婚,异族通婚的挑战,在她家里的中国文化。

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48:31 - Growing up in the US, language issues for her parents in the US, her sibling’s education, Hunter college, Cultural identity, robbery at the store, family businesses, social life as a child, interacting with parents of students. 在美国长大,她父母在美国的语言问题,其兄弟姐妹的受教育情况,亨特学院,文化身份认同,商店里的抢劫,家族企业,孩提时代的社交生活,以及与学生家长的互动

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