Mae Ngai - The Lucky Ones: One Family and the Extraordinary Invention of Chinese America

Wednesday, September 22, 2010 - 6:00pm
Free Event - Open to the Public
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Mae Ngai
presents The Lucky Ones: One Family and the Extraordinary Invention of Chinese America ($26.00). A noted historian uncovers the three-generational saga of the Tape family in a sweeping story centered on patriarch Jeu Dip’s (Joseph Tape’s) self-invention as an immigration broker in post-Gold Rush, racially explosive San Francisco, and the extraordinary rise it enables.
Location: 
Book Passage
1 Ferry Building
94111 San Francisco
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The Lucky Ones: One Family and the Extraordinary Invention of Chinese America Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780618651160
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - September 15th, 2010

If you’re Irish American or African American or Eastern European Jewish American, there’s a rich literature to give you a sense of your family’s arrival-in-America story. Until now, that hasn’t been the case for Chinese Americans.