Tiger Profile: Anne Chao

Updated: Sep 30

Adjunct Lecturer in the Humanities and Manager of the Houston Asian American Archive (HAAA), at Rice University, Houston, Texas



Anne S. Chao is a modern Chinese historian and a community volunteer. She graduated from Wellesley College and obtained her PhD in modern Chinese history at Rice University. Her current titles are Adjunct Lecturer in the Humanities and Manager of the Houston Asian American Archive (HAAA), at Rice University, Houston, Texas. She founded HAAA eleven years ago, and the archive has collected over three hundred oral interviews of Asian Americans in the greater Houston region. She is currently researching for her book on the life and social networks of the founder of the Chinese Communist Party, Chen Duxiu.

A transplant to Houston for almost forty years, Anne sits on the board of the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, the Houston Ballet, the Houston Endowment, Wellesley College, the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Arts and Science, the Dunhuang Foundation, the Smithsonian Asian Pacific Center and the National Archives Foundation.

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