Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1943. First Edition. 322pp. Octavo [21 cm] Black cloth with the title in red on the front board and backstrip. Very good/Near fine. Price-clipped jackets is nicked at the corner and has a gently sunned spine. Item #7699
Uncommon biography and autobiography combined, as the author tells of his father's life in and around San Francisco's Chinatown through the early twentieth century. "Here is a mellow, soft, effervescent picture of a benevolent Chinese merchant, adored and feared by his family, respected and admired by Occidental and Chinese businessmen, at once wisely humorous and sternly practical, seen through the clinical eyes of his eldest son." - from the jacket. "The importance of this work should not be underestimated. It was the first book to express the desire of a second-generation Chinese to fight exclusion and become a part of mainstream America. As such, it is a worthy precursor of many later works dealing with immigration and assimilation." - Zamorano Select 69.