"Concise, yet comprehensive, this unprecedented history of Chinese women in America is enjoyable, engrossing, and illuminating....Must reading for anyone interested in women's issues or American history." - Ruthanne Lum McCunn, author of Thousand Pieces of Gold --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Utilizing archival research findings, 274 oral history interviews, and 135 photographs from public and private collections throughout the country, this long-needed work documents the lives of real women, smashing the stereotypes of China Doll, Suzie Wong, and Dragon Lady.
Beginning with the treatment of women in China in the mid-nineteenth century, Yung details the hardships suffered by the new immigrants, the conflicts faced by the growing American-born population, and the growth of social consciousness and activism due to the civil rights and women's movements. She concludes by exploring the contemporary concerns facing a diverse range of Chinese American women today.
Authoritative and fascinating, this unique study is a valuable contribution to the history of ethnic women in America. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.