The Chinese in America

By Iris Chang,

Book cover of The Chinese in America: A Narrative History

Book description

A quintessiantially American story chronicling Chinese American achievement in the face of institutionalized racism by the New York Times bestselling author of The Rape of Nanking

In an epic story that spans 150 years and continues to the present day, Iris Chang tells of a people’s search for a better…

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1 author picked The Chinese in America as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

The life and writings of Iris Chang portray a woman with a passion for learning about her cultural heritage. Like a soldier, she gave her life in the pursuit.

The Chinese in America brings into focus just how it was for early Chinese immigrants to live in this land and their place in America today. The book not only sheds light on the Chinese American experience, but indirectly on all immigrant groups as well.

I value Chang’s encompassing work enlightening for understanding Chinese Americans as much as for understanding my own heritage.

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