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Of Orphans and Warriors: Inventing Chinese American Culture and Identity
"We were as American as can be," states Jadin Wong in recalling the days when she used to dance at a San Francisco nightclub during the 1940s. Wong belonged to an all-Chinese chorus line at a time when all East Asians were called "Orientals." In this context, then, what did it mean for Wong, an American-born Chinese, to say that she thought of herself as an "American"? Of ...more
Paperback, 216 pages
Published November 1st 1999 by Rutgers University Press
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