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This volume collects the letters written over a thirty-year period by a second generation Chinese American woman, Flora Belle Jan (1906-50). Born in California to immigrant parents and educated at Berkeley and the University of Chicago, Jan raised three children with her husband Charles Wang and worked as a journalist in both the United States and China. Written during the years 1918-48, these letters offer unique insight into the social and political situation of educated, middle-class, professional Chinese American women in the early twentieth century. Literate, candid, and charming, they convey the intellectual curiosity and perspicacity of a vivacious and ambitious woman while tracing her engagement with two different worlds.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. pp. 1-1
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  1. Frontmatter
  2. pp. 2-5
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  1. TOC
  2. pp. vi-vii
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. vii-xii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xiii-xiv
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  1. Editorial Note
  2. pp. xv-xvi
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. xvii-xxv
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  1. Part I California
  2. pp. 1-27
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  1. 1. One’s True Friend
  2. pp. 3-8
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  1. 2. Wild to Go
  2. pp. 9-16
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  1. 3. All Chinatown Is Horrified
  2. pp. 17-34
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  1. Part II Chicago
  2. pp. 35-61
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  1. 4. A Plunge into Domesticity
  2. pp. 37-51
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  1. 5. Life Gives Me a Heartache
  2. pp. 52-66
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  1. 6. Paying for the Follies of My Youth
  2. pp. 67-102
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  1. Part III China
  2. pp. 103-141
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  1. 7. I Prefer American Shoes
  2. pp. 105-127
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  1. 8. A Straw in the Wind
  2. pp. 128-173
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  1. 9. Chasing Mirages
  2. pp. 174-219
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  1. 10. I Have Been Loyal to China . . .
  2. pp. 220-246
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  1. Epilogue
  2. pp. 247-248
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  1. Appendix: Publications of Flora Belle Jan
  2. pp. 249-254
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 255-260
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 261-278
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  1. back cover
  2. pp. 304-/
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