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A Chinaman's Chance: One Family's Journey and the Chinese American Dream

Binding: Paperback
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ISBN: 9781610396301
Publisher: Public Affairs
Language: English
Page Count: 230
Publication Date: 2/23/2014
Size: 7.99" l x 4.95" w x 0.67"
Series: N/A

When Chinese immigrants first came to the United States in large numbers, they were consigned to the most thankless tasks and roles in society. Thus was born the phrase, “a Chinaman's chance” - meaning no chance at all. But today Chinese Americans embody a more complicated narrative about opportunity. In this searching, wide-ranging book, Eric Liu traces his family's history, culture, and future, and in so doing pieces together a sense of Chinese American identity - and, indeed, American identity itself. Provocative, often playful, always thoughtful, Liu considers the meaning of Confucius in modern life; the unseen role of Chinese Americans in shaping how we read the Constitution, and the made-in-the-USA notion of Tiger parenting. This book is deeply personal yet provides insights into universal matters: identity, family, and the fate of the American idea.

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