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==Novels and memoirs featuring Chinese-American Families==
 
==Novels and memoirs featuring Chinese-American Families==
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?mona+in+the+promised+land'''Mona In the Promised Land'''] by Gish Jen
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?mona+in+the+promised+land'''Mona In the Promised Land'''] by Gish Jen
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?woman+warrior+memoir'''The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girhood Among Ghosts'''] by Maxine Hong Kingston.  Try also her novel [http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?tripmaster+monkey'''Tripmaster Monkey'''].
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?woman+warrior+memoir'''The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girhood Among Ghosts'''] by Maxine Hong Kingston.  Kingston uses a combination of family stories and legend to give voice to her ancestors.  Try also her novel [http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?tripmaster+monkey'''Tripmaster Monkey'''], and "China Men", elsewhere on this list.
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?girl+from+purple+mountain'''Girl from Purple Mountain : Love, Honor, War, and One Family's Journey from China to America'''] by May-Lee Chai and Winberg Chai
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?girl+from+purple+mountain'''Girl from Purple Mountain : Love, Honor, War, and One Family's Journey from China to America'''] by May-Lee Chai and Winberg Chai - A father and daughter collaborated to reconstruct the life of his mother (her grandmother), one of the first women to attend a Chinese university, and her experiences with the Chinese civil war and the Japanese attack on Nanking in 1937.
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?falling+leaves+mah'''Falling Leaves : The True Story of an Unwanted Chinese Daughter'''], by Adeline Yen Mah.  This book is also available in a version written for younger readers: [http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?chinese+cinderella+the+true+story'''Chinese Cinderella''']
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?falling+leaves+mah'''Falling Leaves : The True Story of an Unwanted Chinese Daughter'''], by Adeline Yen Mah.  This book is also available in a version written for younger readers: [http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?chinese+cinderella+the+true+story'''Chinese Cinderella''']
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?bone+ng'''Bone'''], by Fae Myenne Ng
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?bone+ng'''Bone'''], by Fae Myenne Ng
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?step+from+heaven'''A Step From Heaven'''] by An Na
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?step+from+heaven'''A Step From Heaven'''] by An Na
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?still+life+with+rice'''Still Life with Rice: A Young American Woman Discovers the Life and Legacy of Her Korean Grandmother'''] by Helie Lee
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?still+life+with+rice'''Still Life with Rice: A Young American Woman Discovers the Life and Legacy of Her Korean Grandmother'''] by Helie Lee
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?china+men'''China Men'''] by Maxine Hong Kingston
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?china+men'''China Men'''] by Maxine Hong Kingston - Kingston combines family history and legend to relate the stories of her male ancestors and their experiences as Chinese men and Chinese-American immigrants in various settings.
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?on+golden+mountain'''On Golden Mountain'''], by Lisa See
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?on+golden+mountain'''On Golden Mountain'''], by Lisa See - See's great-grandfather came to California in the 1860's.  See uses interviews with her relatives and her own research to relate the experiences of Chinese immigrants of several generations, including the discrimination and other hardships they faced.
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?china+boy'''China Boy'''], by Gus Lee
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?china+boy'''China Boy'''], by Gus Lee
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?girl+in+translation'''Girl in Translation'''] by Jean Kwok
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?girl+in+translation'''Girl in Translation'''] by Jean Kwok

Revision as of 15:00, 13 October 2012

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About the Author

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Other works by Amy Tan

Fiction:

Nonfiction:

For Children:

Novels featuring Chinese Culture and History

  • The Red Chamber by Pauline Chen - An epic reimagining of the Chinese classic "Dream of the Red Chamber" is set against a backdrop of eighteenth-century Beijing and follows the intersecting lives of three women, including orphaned Daiyu, who becomes tangled in a web of intrigue with ties to the Emperor's Palace.
  • Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See - The story of friendship across class and distance follows two women throughout their lives in 19th century China.

Novels and memoirs featuring Chinese-American Families

First-Generation, Second-Generation and other Immigrant Stories

Novels featuring Mothers and Daughters

Nonfiction featuring Chinese Culture and History

  • Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China by Jung Chang - The story of three generations in twentieth-century China, describing the life of the author's grandmother, a warlord's concubine; her mother, a member of the Communist elite, and the family's experiences during the Cultural Revolution.

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