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