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Lam Chi Phat: The Chronicle of an Overseas Chinese Family
by Tri Lam
Memoir of an overseas Chinese family in Vietnam. Life during the French colonial times and the Japanese occupation, during the American war and after the war.
Paperback, 128 pages
Published by Lam Inter Media Corporation
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I am impressed that this title is listed on Good Reads, because it seems like the publisher is pretty obscure. Read this back in the 90s during the peak of my interest in Asian American history, while living in Seattle. This is a neat account, told by the author's son, about a man who migrated with his family from southern China, to southern Vietnam, in the 1800s, where they succeeded in business and enterprise, only to become "enemies of the state" in the 1970s, and have their goods ...more