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The Chinese in America: A Narrative History Paperback – Illustrated, 30 March 2004

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“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

About the Author

Iris Chang (1968-2004) lived and worked in California. She was a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana and worked briefly as a reporter in Chicago before winning a graduate fellowship to the writing seminar program at The Johns Hopkins University. Her first book, Thread of the Silkworm (the story of Tsien Hsue-shen, father of the People's Republic of China's missile program) received worldwide critical acclaim. She is also the author of the New York Times bestseller The Rape of Nanking. She was the recipient of the John T. and Catherine D. MacArthur Foundation's Program on Peace and International Cooperation award, as well as major grants from the National Science Foundation, the Pacific Cultural Foundation, and the Harry Truman Library.
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  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 544 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0142004170
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0142004173
  • Reading age ‏ : ‎ 18 years and up
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5.0 out of 5 stars Iris Chang covered the social and economic events in China as well as in America like a sociologist and an economist
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