Wing “Vinny” Wong

Man in a dark jacket standing outside

Wing, or Vinny, as he is known by family and friends, is the uncle of Richard Ning and a veteran who served during the Korean War in Allied-Occupied Germany. He is one of 10 siblings and brother to Richard’s mother, Mary Wong. The Wong family moved around Cambridge several times during Vinny’s childhood, but following his…

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Steven Ng

Now living in Delaware and managing a consulting firm, Steven is a Cambridge native who grew up in the Inman Square area during the 1970s and ’80s. He recalls buying penny candy at a corner store and trips to Woolworth’s in Central Square. He also remembers the contributions his mother made to the Chinese language…

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Dr. Yu-Chi “Larry” Ho

Dr. Ho is an accomplished mathematician, control theorist, and retired Harvard professor who first came to Cambridge in 1950 to pursue a bachelor’s degree at MIT. At the age of 16, he traveled from China to begin his journey in academia. Following the completion of his PhD in Applied Mathematics in 1961, Dr. Ho was…

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Chinese Americans of Cambridge Oral History Project

Oral History Project

In 2022-2024, we interviewed several individuals about their experiences being Chinese or Chinese American in Cambridge. Interviews were conducted by volunteer Justin Murphy and History Cambridge Executive Director Marieke Van Damme. Click on the individuals below to hear their stories.

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