Winston Ho 何嶸.
University of New Orleans,
Department of History 紐奧良大學歷史學系.
Updated 2020 Feb. 13, Thursday.
- 2020. I expect to complete my masters thesis at UNO on the history of the Chinese American community in New Orleans during the Second World War. I may also be writing a a series of articles on research from Rutgers University on United China Relief (UCR) and United Service to China (USC).
- 2020 March 19-21. The 2020 Louisiana Historical Association’s Annual Meeting will take place in Baton Rouge.
- 2019 Nov. 9, Saturday, 11am. I presented my poster on “Manila Village and the Asian American Fishermen of Southeast Louisiana” at the St. Malo Marker Unveiling Gala at the Los Isleños Center in St. Bernard Parish.
- 2019 Nov. 1. Louisiana Anthology, the podcast from Bruce R. Magee and Stephen Payne from the Department of English at the Louisiana Institute of Technology, posted an interview with me discussing my New Orleans Chinatown research. Because both Dr. Magee and Dr. Payne have backgrounds in religion and ministry, and I was trained to study modern Chinese religion at Rutgers, the interview includes a lengthy discussion about religion in modern China.
- 2019 September. Prototype Winston Ho’s Social Media Research Site on Instagram is created. My NolaChinese Facebook page has developed into a major research tool, allowing me share research with members of the community and solicit aid in locating and interpreting sources. The NolaChinese Instagram page is used exclusively to announce presentations and publications.
- 2019 September. 64 Parishes, the quarterly magazine of the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, published an article I wrote on “Shrimp Drying in Louisiana.” Drying is a traditional process for preserving seafood. In Louisiana, it was commercialized by Chinese merchants, though Filipinos, Japanese, Native Americans, French Louisianians, Isleños, Germans, Italians, Croatians, and many others worked in the industry as fishermen and laborers.
- 2019 Sep. 7. Preservation In Print published an article I wrote for the New Orleans architect Edward Tsoi, part of their “Mod Masters” articles on mid-century modern architects in the city. Tsoi is best known for designing the Chinese Presbyterian Church on Bienville Street (today Mo’s Art Supply) and all of the Schwegmanns Supermarkets built in the 1960s.
- 2019 Jun. 15, Saturday, 11am. I presented my poster on “Manila Village and the Asian American Fishermen of Southeast Louisiana” to the 2019 Philippine Independence Day celebration at the Kerner Multipurpose Center in Lafitte. The poster was created to complement Shelbey Leco’s “Roots in the Water: Remembering Manila Village” oral history and art project, part of the Neighborhood Story Project at UNO. The poster and Shelbey’s project remained on display at the Lafitte Barataria Museum until October of that year.
- 2019 March 31, Saturday, 9am. I joined a panel discussion on “Asian Americans in Twentieth-Century New Orleans: Race, Community, and Commerce” to the 2019 Louisiana Historian’s Association Meeting at the Garden Plaza Hotel in Lafayette, Louisiana (we’re on page 12). I gave a brief presentation on the New Orleans Chinatown. The other panelists were Greg Robinson from the University of Quebec at Montreal, who will discuss the Japanese presence in the French Quarter, and Michael Salgarolo from New York University, who will discuss Filipinos in segregated Louisiana. The commentator will be Randy Gonzalez from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and the Filipino American Historical Society of Louisiana. Our panel was followed by a second panel on Asian American history in Louisiana, with Samantha Perez from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, and Hayley Johnson and Sarah Simms from LSU, giving presentations on the Japanese American interment center at Camp Claiborne during the Second World War, near Alexandria.
- 2019 February. The Preservation Resource Center published my article on “How Japanese and Chinese traditions contributed to New Orleans architecture” in their monthly magazine, Preservation in Print. Also, on February 6, Thursday, 6pm, I gave a presentation on East Asian influence in South Louisiana architecture at the Preservation Resource Center.
- 2019 Jan. 23. I was featured in a New Orleans Advocate the article “Fantasies of Asia showed up as pagoda houses” by R. Stephanie Bruno, discussing my research on the influence of East Asian influence in South Louisiana architecture.
- 2018 December 5, Wednesday, 12pm. I gave a presentation on the Panay Incident as part of the Lunchbox Lectures at the National World War II Museum, on the first floor of the Louisiana Pavilion. This presentation was recorded and can be viewed on the museum’s Facebook page.
- 2018 November 8, Thursday, 10.30am. I gave a brief presentation on the New Orleans Chinatown at the 2018 Innovate UNO symposium.
- 2018 August 9, Thursday, 10am-11am. I gave a presentation on Chinese American settlement in the city to the Learning Before Lunch series on the fourth floor of the Earl K. Long Library at the University of New Orleans.
- 2018 July 23-27, July 28, August 2. I collaborated with the Jean Lafitte National Park, the Arts Council of New Orleans, the Young Artists Movement, and the Department of Art at Xavier University, in a student art project, which is producing a mural discussing Chinese Exclusion, and what the Exclusion experience says about citizenship and American identity today. The mural is touring several museums around the South. The program included a community paint day on Saturday, July 28, 10.30am, at the Xavier Arts Village, and a public screening of the CAAM/PBS Chinese Exclusion Act documentary at WYES-TV Studios on Thursday, August 2, 6pm.
- 2018 April 12-15. The 2018 Louisiana Historical Association’s Annual Meeting took place in New Orleans.
- 2018 April 7, Saturday, 10am-4pm. I presented my poster on “Chinese American History in New Orleans” at my own table at the Asian Pacific American Society 2018 Asian Heritage Festival at the Audubon Zoo.
- 2018 April 4, 11, 18, 28, Wednesdays, 7pm. I am giving a month-long series of presentations on Chinese American history in the evenings at the East Jefferson Regional Public Library. All of these presentations were previously given to other organizations in South Louisiana over the past six months.
- Apr. 4, Wednesday, was an overview of Chinese American settlement in the city, previously given to the Phi Alpha Theta conference in New Orleans.
- Apr. 11, Wednesday, will be a presentation on Chinese American businesses in the French Quarter, previously given Gallier House.
- Apr. 18, Wednesday, will be a presentation on the early history of the Chinese Presbyterian Mission, previously given to the Chinese Presbyterian Church in Kenner.
- Apr. 28, Wednesday, will be a presentation on Louisiana shrimp drying, previously given to the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
- 2018 March 23, Friday. I gave a brief presentation on Louisiana shrimp drying to the 2018 Global South in the Deep South Conference at the Cecil Picard Center on the campus of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
- 2018 March 21-25. The 2018 Tennessee Williams Literary Festival took place.
- 2018 January 10, Wednesday. I gave a presentation on my New Orleans French Quarter Chinatown research at Gallier House in New Orleans.
- 2018 January 6, Sunday. I gave a short presentation on my Chinese American history in New Orleans research to the 2018 Phi Alpha Theta Convention at the InterContinental New Orleans Hotel. Phi Alpha Theta is the national honors society for historians.
- 2017 December 7, Thursday, 10.30am. I gave a presentation on the early history of the Chinese Presbyterian Mission in New Orleans to the Chinese Presbyterian Church of New Orleans in Kenner . This presentation will be available online next semester.
- 2017 December 6, Wednesday, 5pm. I presented my 2017 Innovate UNO poster on Chinese American History in New Orleans to the College of Liberal Arts, Education, and Human Development at UNO.
- 2017 November 1, Wednesday, 2pm. I presented a poster on “Chinese American History in New Orleans” at the 2017 Innovate UNO symposium. I was awarded fourth place for best graduate poster, the only non-STEM poster to place in that category.
- 2017 August. I returned to the University of New Orleans to complete a masters degree under their Department of History.
- 2017 August. The online magazine South Writ Large published my article “The Spring Festival: More American Than Asian.”
- 2017 July 6, Thursday, 7pm. I gave a presentation on the Panay Incident to the Jefferson Parish WWII Book Club at the Jefferson Parish Eastbank Regional Library.
- 2017 June. Christopher Harter from the Amistad Research Center finished processing the Records of the Chinese Presbyterian Church, with the assistance of an inventory list I wrote in 2010. The history of the church that I wrote in 2016 was republished as the introduction to the finding aid, which is why I am credited as it’s co-author.
- 2017 April 7, Friday, 3.30pm. I gave a presentation on my Chinese tombs in New Orleans cemeteries research to the 2017 Deep South in the Global South conference at the Cecil Picard Center on the campus of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Randy Gonzalez from ULL was at the same conference, and he led a panel discussion on the Filipinos in Louisiana.
- 2017 March 26, Sunday, 1pm. I was a panelist at the 2017 Tennessee Williams Literary Festival, at the Hotel Monteleone in the French Quarter. I will be on the same panel as Richard Campanella from Tulane University and Shaolu Yu from Rhodes College in Memphis, and we discussed Chinese settlement in Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Arkansas.
- 2017 March 17, Friday, 12pm. I was interviewed by David Lee Simons for the radio station WHIV 102.3-FM, where I discussed more unreleased research on the French Quarter Chinatown and the filming of the 1983 Red Rockers “China” music video in New Orleans.
- 2017 March 11, Saturday, 9am. I gave a short presentation on the Chinese Tomb in Cypress Grove to the annual meeting of the Louisiana Folklore Society at the McIlhenny Archives on Avery Island.
- 2017 February. I was featured in article by Danielle Del Sol for Preservation and Print (2017 February: p. 34), the monthly magazine of the Preservation Resource Center. The article gives a preview of my Edward Tsoi research (architect for Schwegmanns Supermarkets) and my Fou Loy and Company research (first Chinese American business in New Orleans).
- 2017 January 25, Wednesday. I participated in the Diversifying the Digital Forum on community archives at the Old U.S. Mint, funded by the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services, and co-sponsored by the Amistad Research Center at Tulane University.
- 2017 January 14, Saturday. I gave a presentation at the Chinese Presbyterian Church to a closed meeting of the New Orleans chapter of the Organization of Chinese American Women (OCAW) 紐奧良美華婦女會 on the founder of their chapter, Shaie-mae Temple 鄧霞梅.
- 2017 January 11, Wednesday, 6.30pm. I gave an encore presentation for the Chinese Tomb in Cypress Grove from four years ago to Save Our Cemeteries at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home.
- 2016 December – 2017 May. I assisted the Amistad Research Center at Tulane University in processing and developing a finding aid for the Records of the Chinese Presbyterian Church of New Orleans, 1882-1982. I am also writing a “Bibliographic Essay on the History of the Chinese Presbyterian Church.”
- 2016 November 14, Monday. I gave a presentation on the Chinese Tomb in Cypress Grove to a closed meeting of the tour guides at the Friends of the Cabildo at the Arsenal of the Cabildo.
- 2016 October 28, Friday. Winston Ho’s Research Site on WordPress, Winston Ho’s Multimedia Research Site on Youtube, and Winston Ho’s Social Media Site on Facebook are officially launched. A new article on Shaie-mae Temple, for whom this website is dedicated, is also published.
- 2016 October 22, Saturday, 4pm. I presented my United China Relief research to the Mississippi lodge of the Chinese American Citizens Alliance at the Super Buffet in Greenville, Mississippi.
- 2016 July 19, Tuesday. Prototype Winston Ho’s Multimedia Research Site on Youtube goes online. Previous playlists and videos on Winston Ho’s personal Youtube Site are migrated to the new site.
- 2016 July 7, Thursday, 8pm. I presented my United China Relief research to the Jefferson Parish WWII Book Club at the Jefferson Parish Eastbank Regional Library.
- 2016 June 26, Saturday, 8.45am. I returned to the annual Save Our Cemeteries Tour and Seminar at Greenwood Funeral Home and give a presentation on Chinese tombs in Metairie Cemetery. Reservation and tickets were required — see SOC website for details.
- 2016 May 30, Monday. An article I wrote on the history of the Chinese Presbyterian Church in New Orleans is published by the Amistad Research Center at Tulane University: http://www.amistadresearchcenter.org/single-post/2016/05/30/50-Years50-Collections-The-Chinese-Presbyterian-Church-Records-1986-1
- 2016 May 15, Saturday. I graduated from Rutgers University with a Bachelor’s degree in history and Chinese language. This took much longer to complete than I thought it would…
- 2016 May 1, Sunday. I was awarded a modest grant from the Rutgers Center for Chinese Studies to continue my United China Relief research during the summer.
- 2016 April 29, Friday, 10am-12pm. I presented a poster on my “United China Relief” research at the Rutgers Aresty Undergraduate Research Symposium at the Livingston Student Center at Rutgers University.
- 2016 April 15, Friday. I presented my United China Relief research to the Rutgers History Department Honors Conference at the Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University.
- 2016 April 5, Wednesday. I was inducted into the Rutgers chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, the national honors society for historians. Well it’s about time!
- 2016 February. Prototype Winston Ho’s Research Site on WordPress went online. Early articles were drafted and published over the next nine months.
- 2013 July. Prototype Winston Ho’s Social Media Research Site on Facebook is created. Over the next three years, I experimented with posting content here and on several online services. Although the Facebook site was not publicized during this time, many Facebook users were somehow able find it. This site was originally created for announcements only, but by 2016, it had developed into a powerful tool for discussing and exchanging photographs and information with other users.