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On Gold Mountain


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ISBN13: 9780312119973
ISBN10: 0312119976
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A family history tracing the route of the author's great- grandfather from his Chinese village to the United States, where he married a white woman and overcame the odds to become one of the richest Chinese people on "Gold Mountain," the Chinese name for the US. See's story is both particular and universal, using family anecdotes and historical documents to tell of her relatives and to illuminate the Chinese experience in a country that's ambivalent about its immigrants. Includes many references, but no index.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [383]-394).

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Katherine Koch, January 19, 2012 (view all comments by Katherine Koch)
I have read other of Lisa See's books and cannot put them down. The knowledge of Chinese History, particularly the history of those who came to this country for a new life, which she has passed on through her novels is fascinating and priceless.
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See, Lisa
St. Martin's Press
New York :
Chinese americans
California Biography.
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1st ed.
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Includes bibliographical references p. 383-394.
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xxi, 394 p., 24 p. of pla

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