Chin, J. L. (2005) Learning from My Mother’s Voice: Family Legend and the Chinese American Experience. New York, NY: TC Press
an oral history about the immigrant experience of family bonds using cultural myths and oral history to capture themes of loss, guilt, and trauma, and how creating a family’s immigration legend can lead to healing and bicultural identity. Starting with an escape from Nanking days before the Japanese invasion to leaving behind her 5 year old son for 50 years, this story is a dramatic replay of the trauma of immigration. Classic Chinese epics of Monkey King and the Woman Warrior are metaphors for the strengths of Chinese American immigrants and women. Written by Jean Lau Chin, a success story of an immigrant daughter, and published by TC Press. For and about women and families living in a diverse society.