On Gold Mountain
The One-Hundred-Year Odyssey of My Chinese-American Family
Out of the stories heard in her childhood in Los Angeles's Chinatown and years of research, See has constructed this sweeping chronicle of her Chinese-American family, a work that takes in stories of racism and romance, entrepreneurial genius and domestic heartache, secret marriages and sibling rivalries, in a powerful history of two cultures meeting in a new world. 82 photos.
Praise For On Gold Mountain: The One-Hundred-Year Odyssey of My Chinese-American Family…
"Astonishing....A comprehensive and exhaustively researched account of a Chinese-American family...that juggles such explosive elements as race, class, tradition, prejudice, poverty, and great wealth in new and relatively unexpected combinations."--The Los Angeles Times
Vintage, 9780679768524, 448pp.
Publication Date: August 27, 1996