John Wang interview on Asian Americans of New York and New Jersey

John Wang, founder of the Queens Night Market and my dear husband, got his oral history done by someone other than me!

Here’s a nicely-edited 4 minutes of it, in which he talks about starting his Queens Night Market inspired by family visits to Taiwan as a kid. 💗

Also mentioned: the racist epithet that was written by his hometown in Texas on his friggin US birth certificate, in 1981! “Mother’s race: yellow” ⁉️😡 (We’re trying to get this changed retroactively: if you know anyone else this has happened to anywhere in the US, please get in touch!)

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