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!)