On Gold Mountain: The One-Hundred-Year Odyssey of My Chinese-American Family
Title: On Gold Mountain: The One-Hundred-Year Odyssey of My Chinese-American Family
Author: Lisa See
Documenting the history of her own Chinese-American family, a journalist shares the results of five years of research, including interviews with nearly one hundred Chinese and Caucasian relatives.
Out of the stories heard in her childhood in Los Angeles’s Chinatown and years of research, See has constructed this sweeping chronicle of her Chinese-American family, a work that takes in stories of racism and romance, entrepreneurial genius and domestic heartache, secret marriages and sibling rivalries, in a powerful history of two cultures meeting in a new world.