One Family, Two Fates

Carolyn Koo

in Cultural Curiosity

Published by University of California Press

Published in print November 2001 | ISBN: 9780520223400
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520924918 | DOI:
One Family, Two Fates

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Carolyn Koo is a Chinese born in the United States, and grew up in a suburb of New York City where Chinese faces were few and far between. She remembers not appreciating her Chinese school experience, mostly because it involved extra work and Saturday classes. Carolyn tells of her grandfather's reunion with his family with whom he was separated for 30 years, and narrates her grandparents' life stories. She discusses her efforts in getting to know her grandfather better and the great things that she discovered about him.

Keywords: Carolyn Koo; Chinese; United States; New York City; Chinese school; grandfather

Chapter.  5381 words. 

Subjects: Asian History

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