A Chinese American Odyssey

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A fascinating book about a retirement journey that started with the author’s memoir about growing up in a laundry in Macon, Georgia, where his family were the only Chinese. He next published three more rich and important books about Chinese immigrants in North America. A Chinese American Odyssey is an account of a vital retirement, of people he met along the way, history of Chinese in North America, the ins and outs of self-publishing, the book talk circuit, and much more.


Paul Rosenblatt,  Family Social Science, University of Minnesota. The Impact of Racism on African American Families: Literature as Social Science

John Jung is a phenomenon: a career academic turned “outsider” scholar, he has managed to reshape our understanding of the Chinese American experience by his novel historical studies, especially of communities in his native South. A Chinese American Odyssey provides readers yet another work to savor. Part memoir, part how-to book, it provides a detailed and engaging study of author Jung's transformation from a psychologist into a historian, as well as lessons for independent researchers.


Greg Robinson, Professor of History, University of Quebec. After Camp: Portraits in Midcentury Japanese American Life and Politics