From Manchurian Princess to the American Dream: An Anecdotal Memoir of Two Immigrant Lives

Anna Chao Pai, M.A. ’59

From Manchurian Princess to the American Dream: An Anecdotal Memoir of Two Immigrant Lives, by Anna Chao Pai, M.A. '59, is an immigrant’s tale recounting the journey Pai’s family took from China to the U.S. She relates her progress from the challenges of learning a new country to professional success as a geneticist and professor. But as Pai herself assimilates, her mother struggles after never learning her new country’s language or adapting to American life. As well as providing insight into the experience of immigration, this book offers a glimpse at modern Chinese history and culture. (iUniverse, 2019)

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