In addition to their athletic feats, an Olympian’s post-Olympic endeavors offer a unique perspective for understanding the economic and cultural return on investment in local communities. Stories about the athletic careers of more than seventy former Olympians with ties to the Houston region reveal that, for many, their post-competitive lives immensely contributed to the development […]
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Asian Americans in Houston
The Heritage Society and Houston History have teamed up to present the magazine’s fall issue along with a complementary exhibit in the museum gallery featuring images, documents, artifacts, and personal items related to the articles. The exhibit is on display now at The Heritage Society, 1100 Bagby in downtown Houston. The magazine will be available […]
Asian Americans: Expanding Our Horizons
The year 2015 marks a half century since the United States passed the Immigration and Nationality Act, a comprehensive immigration reform that abolished the racial quota system established in 1924 that was based on national origins. The new law admitted people based on criteria such as family reunification, skills needed in the U.S. workplace, and […]
From “Tom Brown” to Mykawa Road
In 2012, the Kinder Institute for Urban Research at Rice University declared Houston to be the most diverse city in the nation, replacing Los Angeles and New York at the top of the list. Of the nearly 2.1 million people in the city, fewer than 130,000 were Asians according to the 2010 Census, with Japanese […]
Asian Americans In Houston Table of Contents
Asian Americans In Houston: A Kaleidoscope of Cultures Vol. 13, No. 1 (Fall 2016) Download PDF Letter from Editor 2 Asian Americans: Expanding Our Horizons By Edward C. M. Chen and Debbie Z. Harwell 7 An American Chinese in Houston By Edward C. M. Chen 12 From “Tom Brown” to Mykawa Road: […]
Urban Village or ‘Burb of the Future?: The Racial and Economic Politics of a Houston Neighborhood
To read the full text of this article by Jordan Bauer that appeared in the Summer 2009 issue of Houston History, download the pdf version.
From the Ashes of the Cold War: Constructing a Southern Vietnamese Community and Identity in Houston
To read the full text of this article by Roy Vu that appeared in the Fall 2005 issue of Houston History, download the pdf version.