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Published by Penguin .
Written in English


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Statementby J.S. Wong.
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Open LibraryOL20821237M

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UW Mailbox Seattle, WA Fax: () Email: [email protected] Publisher for the University of Washington Member of the Association of University Presses. Fifth Chinese Daughter, Jade Snow Wong’s autobiography, directly and honestly relates the struggles and accomplishments of an American-born Chinese girl. Although it is an autobiography, it is.   The Fifth Chinese Daughter is an excellently written novel about a Chinese American girl growing up in San Francisco's Chinatown. When this book arrived in the mail the last thing I wanted to do was read it when I could play my X-box and watch by: I first encountered Jade Snow Wong's work in an anthology about cooking that I recently read. One of the chapters of this book was included in that book, and it was so charming, it made me curious to read more. I really enjoyed Fifth Chinese Daughter. The author was born into a traditional, hard-working Chinese family in San Francisco in the s/5(37).

Fifth Chinese Daughter is a autobiography by Chinese-American artist and author Jade Snow Wong, who wrote the book when she was just 24 years old. It is an account of her childhood and young adulthood being raised by a fiercely traditional Chinese family in San Francisco in the early 20th century, and her struggle to attain an education. Jade Snow Wong’s Fifth Chinese Daughter is an autobiographical account, though it is written in the third person, of a Chinese American girl’s growing up in California in the ’s and Get this from a library! Fifth Chinese daughter. [Jade Snow Wong] -- Jade Snow Wong grew up in a traditional Chinese family in San Francisco's pre-World War II Chinatown. It was a world in which wives were introduced by their husbands as "my inferior woman," rules. Find books like Fifth Chinese Daughter from the world’s largest community of readers. Goodreads members who liked Fifth Chinese Daughter also liked: Jasm.

Cited as an influence by prominent Chinese American writers such as Amy Tan and Maxine Hong Kingston, Fifth Chinese Daughter is a foundational work in Asian American literature. It was written at a time when few portraits of Asian American life were available, and no similar works were as popular and broadly appealing.   Jade Snow Wong (–), is the author of Fifth Chinese Daughter and No Chinese Stranger. She was also an award-winning ceramicist and enamelist. Leslie Bow is Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor of English and Asian American studies at the University of Wisconsin–Madison/5(5).   No well brought up Chinese girl refers to herself in the first person, so the author tells her charming story in the approved Chinese fashion. How, as the fifth daughter of a hard-working Chinese tailor, she and her sisters lived in a San Francisco basement, cutting, sewing, and sorting hundreds of men's overalls for the wholesale market. Four Chinese women, drawn together by the shadow of their past, meet in San Francisco to play mah jong, invest in stocks, eat dim sum, and to "say" stories to each other. Nearly 40 years later, one of the women has died, and her daughter arrives to take her place.