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On Gold Mountain: The One-Hundred-Year Odyssey of a Chinese-American Family by Lisa See [in What Do I Read Next? Multicultural Literature]

On Gold MountainLisa See’s great-great-grandfather arrived in the U.S. from China more than 100 years ago, followed by his son who eventually became one of the most successful Chinese American antiques merchants. The Fong See family history, spanning over a century, is filled with colorful stories of immigrants, multiple wives, concubines, interracial marriages, and more.

Through telling her family’s story, See also provides a historical context of the Chinese American experience.

Tidbit: Our Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program presented an exhibit based on the Fong See family history. Click here to check it out

Review: “Asian American Titles,” What Do I Read Next? Multicultural Literature, Gale Research, 1997

Readers: Adult

Published: 1995


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