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A Yellow American in China

Brad Wong

in Cultural Curiosity

Published by University of California Press

Published in print November 2001 | ISBN: 9780520223400
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520924918 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520223400.003.0010
A Yellow American in China

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Brad Wong narrates his visit to his grandfather's village in Long An, just a few miles outside Taishan in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong. He details his feelings and discoveries during his visit, and also tells of how his family moved to the United States and obtained U.S. citizenship. Brad talks about the expectations of his relatives in China, and how he learned that people there have a tradition of their overseas Chinese relatives helping them financially. He details the hardships experienced by all of the people in China, and how the government could not support its citizens.

Keywords: Brad Wong; Long An; Taishan; China; Guangdong; U.S. citizenship; United States

Chapter.  4978 words. 

Subjects: Asian History

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