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China Men by Maxine Hong Kingston

China Men (1977)

by Maxine Hong Kingston

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The author chronicles the lives of three generations of Chinese men in America, woven from memory, myth and fact. Here's a storyteller's tale of what they endured in a strange new land.Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.
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Kingston is most well known for Woman Warrior, but I think this is her best book. The two share the same recourse to the fantastic, but the parts seem to cohere more fully in China Men. A really beautiful book. ( )
  jalbacutler | Jan 10, 2017 |
Fascinating insight into Chinese migrant culture and excellent for the obvious parallels with the situation of the Chinese in Australia after Federation ( )
  moncur_d | Aug 25, 2011 |
i don't really like maxine h.k. she's too arty farty. ( )
  mahallett | Jun 20, 2011 |
The story of a Chinese-American family, from the first forays to Gold Mountain to work in mines, on railways, through to the children growing up in America up to the narrator's brother going to war in Vietnam. The complications of emigration, of migrant workers, the tussle between the motherland and a new life in a new country.

Very well written, enlightening, informative and interesting. ( )
1 vote soffitta1 | Oct 15, 2009 |
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The author chronicles the lives of three generations of Chinese men in America, woven from memory, myth and fact. Here's a storyteller's tale of what they endured in a strange new land.
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For Tom, George, Norman, and Joe Hong AND Earll and Joseph Kingston
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Once upon a time, a man, named Tang Ao, looking for the Gold Mountain, crossed an ocean, and came upon the Land of Women.
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