Oral Histories

Interview of Chi Chu-En

2020 graduate of UCLA School of Public Policy
UCLA's Covid-19 Pandemic Experience
COVID-19 Pandemic
Biographical Note:
2020 graduate of UCLA School of Public Policy
Collings, Jane
Chu-En, Chi
Persons Present:
Chu-En and Collings
Place Conducted:
Because of the necessity of restricting personal contact during the COVID-19 pandemic, the interview was conducted via the Zoom video conferencing platform.
Supporting Documents:
Records relating to the interview are located in the office of the UCLA Library’s Center for Oral History Research.
Interviewer Background and Preparation:
The interview was conducted by Jane Collings, interviewer and series coordinator, UCLA Center for Oral History Research; Ph.D., Critical Studies in Film and Television, UCLA.
Processing of Interview:
The transcript is a verbatim transcription of the recording as transcribed by a machine transcribing program and audit-edited by student staff. The interviewee was given an opportunity to review the transcript but made no corrections or additions.
Regents of the University of California, UCLA Library.
Series Statement:
Interviews that reflect the experiences and the thoughts of members of the UCLA campus community on the topic of the COVID-19 pandemic . A number of Angelenos from the broader LA community participated in the project as well. Because of stipulations in legal agreements and other reasons, some oral histories in this series cannot be made available on line but are available on site at the UCLA Library. Please contact the Library Special Collections reference desk for further information.
First hearing about COVID in China--Family and COVID in Taiwan--School trip to Japan cancelled--Capstone project and impact of COVID--Remote graduation ceremony--Focus on logistics of isolating--COVID worsening-- US versus Taiwanese response--Volunteering at COVID testing site--Police planning for protests after George Floyd--Long Beach community solidarity--Civil unrest, inequality and police--COVID precautions for election--Voting center volunteering--Job hunting during pandemic--Exercise as self care--Maturing and growing through pandemic--Valuing relationships--Hoping for empathy and engagement in the future—Sense that American society not as divided as it seems—Aspects of American individualism.