The Chinese in America: A Narrative History

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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 life the determination of the Chinese to forge an identity and a destiny in a strange land and, often against great obstacles, to find success. She chronicles the many accomplishments in America of Chinese immigrants and their descendents: building the infrastructure of their adopted country, fighting racist and exclusionary laws, walking the racial tightrope between black and white, contributing to major scientific and technological advances, expanding the literary canon, and influencing the way we think about racial and ethnic groups. Interweaving political, social, economic, and cultural history, as well as the stories of individuals, Chang offers a bracing view not only of what it means to be Chinese American, but also of what it is to be American."

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The Chinese in America In an epic story that spans 150 years and continues to the present day, the bestselling author of "The Rape of Nanking" tells of a people's search for a better life--the determination of the Chinese to forge an identity and a destiny in a strange land and to find success. Full description

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"Comprehensive, beautifully written, filled with deft and passionate analysis--the definitive book on Chinese American history for a new generation. Iris Chang places today's Chinese Americans brilliantly into 150 years of U.S. history."

aEngrossing... The Chinese Americansa struggle for success, its costs and tenuousness, are major themes in Changas highly readable, panoramic history.... Absorbing, passionate.a ("San Francisco Chronicle") aA thought-provoking overview of how the Chinese have been an integral part of American history... An exemplary achievement.a ("Christian Science Monitor") aRichly detailed... I know of no better introduction to this multilayered and emotionally charged story.a (Jonathan D. Spence) aComprehensive, beautifully written, filled with deft and passionate analysisathe definitive book on Chinese American history for a new generation. Iris Chang places todayas Chinese Americans brilliantly into 150 years of U.S. history.a (David Henry Hwang, Tony Awardawinning playwright)

?Engrossing... The Chinese Americans? struggle for success, its costs and tenuousness, are major themes in Chang's highly readable, panoramic history.... Absorbing, passionate.? ("San Francisco Chronicle") A thought-provoking overview of how the Chinese have been an integral part of American history... An exemplary achievement.? ("Christian Science Monitor") Richly detailed... I know of no better introduction to this multilayered and emotionally charged story.? (Jonathan D. Spence) Comprehensive, beautifully written, filled with deft and passionate analysis?the definitive book on Chinese American history for a new generation. Iris Chang places today's Chinese Americans brilliantly into 150 years of U.S. history.? (David Henry Hwang, Tony Award?winning playwright)

"Engrossing... The Chinese Americans' struggle for success, its costs and tenuousness, are major themes in Chang's highly readable, panoramic history.... Absorbing, passionate." --San Francisco Chronicle

"A thought-provoking overview of how the Chinese have been an integral part of American history... An exemplary achievement." --Christian Science Monitor

"Richly detailed... I know of no better introduction to this multilayered and emotionally charged story." --Jonathan D. Spence

"Comprehensive, beautifully written, filled with deft and passionate analysis--the definitive book on Chinese American history for a new generation. Iris Chang places today's Chinese Americans brilliantly into 150 years of U.S. history." --David Henry Hwang, Tony Award-winning playwright

Engrossing... The Chinese Americans struggle for success, its costs and tenuousness, are major themes in Chang s highly readable, panoramic history.... Absorbing, passionate. San Francisco Chronicle

A thought-provoking overview of how the Chinese have been an integral part of American history... An exemplary achievement. Christian Science Monitor

Richly detailed... I know of no better introduction to this multilayered and emotionally charged story. Jonathan D. Spence

Comprehensive, beautifully written, filled with deft and passionate analysis the definitive book on Chinese American history for a new generation. Iris Chang places today s Chinese Americans brilliantly into 150 years of U.S. history. David Henry Hwang, Tony Award winning playwright"

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