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China - Macau to San Francisco, CA

1997 | Hong Ching Ng | Female | 20-39 years old

by Juliana Mak and Rosa Zhang (video); Veronica Wong (summary)

Angel Island immigrant: No

Place of Origin
China - Macau

Place of Settlement
San Francisco, CA

This story is one of a series of “3 People” videos made by youth at the Donaldina Cameron House program in San Francisco Chinatown. For more information on the project and to learn more about the crew on each video, visit our website.


Ng, Hong ChingHong Ching Ng to this day still remembers very clearly the terrifying encounter her father and grandfather had with communist soldiers when she was a little girl. The fear of communism was so deeply rooted within Hong Ching, she knew she wanted a better life for her and her children. In 1997 she immigrated to America following the arrival of the rest of her family. Adjusting to life in New York with her son and daughter-in-law, she became the designated babysitter for her grandchildren. In this video, Hong Ching, a spunky Chinese grandmother, shares her stories on her experiences with discrimination in the U.S.

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