About Raymond Douglas Chong:

Mister Raymond Douglas Chong is Principal for Generations, his creative enterprise, in Sugar Land, Texas, The Lone Star State. He is a fifth generation American Born Chinese (ABC) from California, The Golden State. He is a writer of stories, composer of poems, and producer of films.

Raymond was born in the heart of Chinatown in The City of Angels (Los Angeles) in California. His growing years were in the remote barrio of Elysian Valley, Frogtown, between Elysian Park and the Los Angeles River, near Downtown. He attended Dorris Place Elementary School, Irving Junior High School, and Marshall High School. His realm revolved around the bustling and pulsating streets of Chinatown, Little Tokyo, and Downtown.


  • Specially Appointed Professor, Shandong Jiaotong University, Jinan, Shandong, China
  • Master of Science, Civil Engineering, San Jose State University, San Jose, California
  • Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California

Research Interests:

  • American Chinese Experience

Creative Interests:

  • Poetry
  • Stories
  • Performances
  • Films
  • Music


  • Plum Blossom Love Poetry: Between Dragon Village and Gold Mountain
  • Orchid Flower Love Poetry: Amorous Moods of Sensuous Passion
  • Kaiping Love Poems


  • My Journey to the Town of Fujimi - The World of "Aoi Tori"
  • Return to My Native Land - Kaiping
  • Gim Suey Chong: His Life from Hoyping to Gum Saan
  • Far East Café and China-Meshi
  • A Nikkei Pioneer in the City of Roses: Hanhichi Wakiji
  • My Family Values as a Nikkei in the Southland
  • Sweet and Sour: Life in Chinese Family Restaurants by John Jung
  • Kubla Khan: A Chinatown Gateway
  • The Far East Café — A Proud Legacy in Little Tokyo
  • Gim Suey Chong: Our Quiet Man
  • The Yee Clan in Santa Barbara Chinatown: A Family Legacy in Gold Mountain
  • China Dolls by Lisa See
  • My Kaiping Journey: From Gold Mountain to Dragon Hill Village
  • OASES – A Noble Cause in Oakland Chinatown
  • Transcontinental Railroad in Sage Asian American Society Encyclopedia
  • Yellow Peril in Sage Asian American Society Encyclopedia
  • Chinese settlement in the “Paris of the Prairies”


  • Far East Café Reunion – Memories and Nostalgia
  • Far East Café Program – Legacy
  • THE JOURNEY - Gim Suey Chong
  • Raymond Chong - Writer, Poet, Filmmaker
  • The Journey at Hong Kong Design Institute
  • CFCR Sex+ Talk Show - Orchid Flower Love Poetry
  • City of Corpus Christi Got Talent – I Will Wait For You (song)
  • City of Corpus Christi Got Talent – I Am Your Man (poem) and A Haunting Evening In Hong Kong (song)


  • Gim Suey Chong and The Far East Café
  • A TV – Kaiping Diaolou
  • ITV Television Asian Insights – Raymond Chong
  • ITV Television Cantonese Time – Plum Blossom Love Poetry
  • ITV Television Cantonese Time – Orchid Flower Love Poetry
  • ITV Television Mandarin Time – Gim Suey Chong
  • ITV Life Program – Story of Raymond Chong
  • Chinese Railroad Workers in North America Project at Stanford University
  • ITV Television Cantonese Time – Raymond Chong with Joseph Cassanova & Amour Mystique
  • Kaiping Television - RETURN TO MY HALYCON KAIPING


  • Joseph Cassanova and Amour Mystique: Village of Dragon Hill - A Mystical Journey In Passion concept album - 8 love songs

Licenses & Registrations:

  • Professional Engineer, Texas and California (P.E.)
  • Professional Engineer, Saskatchewan (P.Eng.)
  • Professional Traffic Operations Engineer (PTOE)
  • Professional Transportation Planner (PTP)

Professional Certifications:

  • Sustainable Transportation Professional Credential: Greenroads, 2014 (pending)
  • Sustainable Urban Mobility in Developing Countries Certificate: unitar, 2011
  • Strategic Leadership Certificate: American Management Association, 2005
  • Project Management for Transportation Professionals Certificate
  • California State University, Sacramento, 2005
  • ITS Systems Certificate, Consortium for ITS Training and Education: University of Maryland, 2003

Technical Papers:

  • Livable Centers in Greater Houston Region - Planning Tools to Measure Benefits paper, January 2012
  • Houston’s City Mobility Planning Process: Implementing Context Sensitive Solutions paper, January 2010
  • Access Management Standards and Traffic Impact Analysis Guidelines for the City of Houston paper (unpublished), October 2009
  • The Technical Challenges of Implement a Spread Spectrum Radio Communication Network with an Advanced Traffic Management System paper, June 2004
  • What’s Wrong with a Wireless Spread Spectrum Network for Traffic Management Systems: Challenges in Solano County, California paper, April 2004
  • Adaptive Traffic Signal System for Cupertino, California paper, April 2003
  • Integration of an Advanced Traffic Management System with PASSER-IV in Cupertino, California paper, August 2002
  • National Intelligent Transportation Systems Standards: Tools for a Simplified Approach to Conformance paper, August 2002
  • Development and Deployment of Intelligent Transportation Systems: A Successful Model in Silicon Valley paper, May 2002
  • McClellan Road School Zone Safety Improvements – Cupertino, California paper, 2002
  • A Cooperative Implementation of an Advanced Traffic Management System paper, June 2000