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Chong Huang, Tay (2 of 30) Oral History of Wolff Olins.

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  • Recording date

    2002-01-25; 2002-03-12; 2002-04-12; 2002-09-12; 2002-09-16; 2002-10-01

  • Is part of (Collection)

    Oral History of Wolff Olins

  • Recording locations

    Wolff Olins offices, London

  • Interviewees

    Chong Huang, Tay, 1952- (speaker, male)

  • Interviewers

    Roberts, Melanie (speaker, female)

  • Abstract

    Part 2: Tape 1 (F10715) Side B: Describes Chinese religion as quite relaxed- TCH officially a Buddhist with the emphasis on Taoism- Mother praying regularly at own altar to deities and ancestors- Expands, including religion's importance as community thing as well as a spiritual thing- No book or explanation but picked up by observation- Explains mother's role as traditional homemaker with women not involved in external politics- Mentions Chinese not particularly interested in local politics; more motivated by money- Explains political make-up in Malaya after 1957 independence and how it eventually led to non-Malayans having to become political to protect their interests- TCH mentioning not knowing oldest brother until twelve as being educated abroad- Explains what routes other family members followed with several studying in Britain and going into a variety of careers-

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