From Library Journal
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.
From the Inside Flap
"Judy Yung's latest and most impressive work demonstrates how an engaged, community-based scholar can reclaim an experience otherwise silenced."John Kuo Wei Tchen, author of Genthe's Photographs of San Francisco's Old Chinatown
"Judy Yung possesses a humane and deep feeling for her subjects. A good listener, she allows these women to emerge in her pages as interesting and complex. Sweeping in chronology and comprehensive in scope, her study invites us to reach toward an intricate understanding of the making of our multicultural society."Ronald Takaki, author of Strangers from a Different Shore: A History of Asian Americans
"Yung's book combines the richness of a community study, including engaging cameo biographies, with a broad survey of Chinese American women's history."Mari Jo Buhle, author of Women and American Socialism, 1870-1920
"This is passionate and illuminating scholarship that adds a needed dimension to the discourse of women of color in general, and Chinese American women in particular."Paula Giddings, author of When and Where I Enter: The Impact of Black Women on Race and Sex in America
"Students and teachers of U.S. women's history will be grateful for Yung's compelling overview of the history of Chinese American women and for the ways her focus on San Francisco brings women's community, family, and personal conflicts to life. A memorable and important book."Kathryn Kish Sklar, author of Florence Kelley and Nation's Work: The Rise of Women's Political Culture, 1830-1900