In this moving testament, Lee shares with her readers her feelings of growing up poor, Asian, and female. Her story begins in Pyongyang, Korea, as part of a Christian family in the well-to-do upper class. With the occupation of Korea by the Japanese in 1905, the social station and comfort of her family was threatened. Thus they immigrated to America so that one part of the Paik family line would be preserved. Chan's introduction provides a concise and comprehensive review that helps place the author's life history within its global context. Three appendixes shed light on her role as a historiographer in augmenting the text, historical verification, and editorial decisions; a detailed bibliographic essay adds a wealth of well-researched data. An excellent primary source, enhanced by Chan's scholarly additions, that will enrich a variety of subjects such as anthropology, women in history, psychology, and Asian studies. --Dolores M. Steinhauer, Jefferson Sci-Tech, Alexandria, VA
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Quiet Odyssey is simply fantastic. I read it for a course on Western U.S. history, and it offers a view of history that is often forgotten in popular history and high school... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
I can't say how much I loved this book. I dont have to tell you that this book is about one of the first Korean immigrants in the US, you already read that in other reviews. Read morePublished on May 27, 2011 by Sennie