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Voices of the Second Wave: Chinese Americans in Seattle
by Dori Jones Yang (Goodreads Author)
Many Americans know about the "first wave" of Chinese immigrants, who worked on the railroads, mined for gold, and built Chinatowns. Less known is the "second wave" -- most of whom came to the U.S. as students in the 1950s and 1960s, spoke Mandarin, and earned advanced degrees. Although most found professional jobs, they were cut off from their native country and worried a ...more
Paperback, 402 pages
Published May 20th 2011 by Createspace
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For this book, I interviewed 35 Chinese-Americans who came to the U.S. in the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s. My husband was one of this "lost generation" of Chinese immigrants - highly educated, their families escaped from China when the Communists took over in 1949, and they could not return to their homeland for many decades.
If you are interested in China, Chinese-Americans, immigrants, or oral history, you will enjoy this book. The Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., asked me to speak on this ...more
Author of Warm Cup of Wisdom: Inspirational Insights on Relationships and Life - a "wisdom project" close to her heart. Also wrote Daughter of Xanadu, a historical novel about a fictional granddaughter of Khubilai Khan, and its sequel, Son of Venice, A Story of Marco Polo. A former Business Week correspondent in Hong Kong, Dori's first book was Pour Your Heart Into It: How Starbucks Built a Compan ...moreMore about Dori Jones Yang...