A Chinese American Odyssey

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Table of Contents



Foreword .................................................................................... xi 


Preface ...................................................................................... xiv 


1 The Journey Begins ................................................................. 1 


2 Southern Fried Rice .............................................................. 10 


3 Chinese Laundries ................................................................. 39 


4 Chopsticks in the Land of Cotton ........................................ 52


5 Sweet and Sour ...................................................................... 74


6 One Event Leads to Another ................................................ 93 


7 Personal Connections Help ................................................ 122 


8 Chance Happens.................................................................. 139 


9 Promoting Books ................................................................. 160


10 Kudos .................................................................................. 172 


11 Important Lessons Learned.............................................. 184


12 Some Closing Thoughts.................................................... 195 


Epilog: Macon Revisited ........................................................ 207 


Bibliography............................................................................ 214 


Appendix: Book Talk Venues...............................................  215 


Index ........................................................................................ 218