Winston B. Young's Oral History, part 1

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Title

Winston B. Young's Oral History, part 1

Description

Winston Bong Young introduces himself as a third-generation Cantonese Chinese American who moved from an integrated Los Angeles neighborhood to a majority-white suburb in North Hollywood. He describes working at his stepfather’s restaurant in North Hollywood with his siblings and experiencing academic and social difficulties until deciding to study engineering, eventually pursuing his degrees, and meeting his wife at Cal State LA. Young details his first hydraulic and aerodynamic engineering jobs at Salsbury, Aerojet, AiResearch, and Greer Hydraulics, and shares how and why he launched Young Engineering & Manufacturing Inc. in 1987. He describes parenting two children in San Gabriel, compares his and his wife's Chinese American upbringing, and recalls visiting his ancestral home in Guangzhou. Young reflects upon his lifelong friendships, infrastructural and demographic changes in Southern California, and involvement with the Firecracker 10K committee and Miss Chinatown pageant. He concludes his interview by stating the evolution of his Chinese American identity, his experience of local and international events, and his intent to donate his estate to charity.

Creator

Asian American Pacific Islander Oral History Project

Source

Asian American Pacific Islander Oral History Project

Publisher

California State University, Los Angeles

Date

2018-04-07

Contributor

Lugo, Aaron
Jeong, Sae Hee "Keshy"

Rights

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Format

mp3

Language

eng

Type

Sound

Identifier

Young_Winston_B_01.mp3

Interviewer

Moniaga, Pratnya
Yan, Han

Interviewee

Young, Winston B.

Location

Los Angeles

Duration

PT2H34M14S

Citation

Asian American Pacific Islander Oral History Project, “Winston B. Young's Oral History, part 1,” California State University - Los Angeles, accessed February 29, 2024, https://calstatela-exhibits.libraryhost.com/items/show/808.