Leaving Deep Water: Asian American Women at the Crossroads of Two Cultures

by Claire S. Chow

Paperback, 1999




Plume (1999), 320 pages


Integrating ethnic identity with mainstream American culture is a complex task. In Leaving Deep Water Claire S. Chow deftly explores the many ways that women of Asian descent have forged a place for themselves in modern society. Drawing from the personal narratives of dozens of women from China, Japan, Korea, and other Asian countries, Chow analyzes such common themes as coming of age, parental expectations, marriage and divorce, career experiences, family relationships, and aging.

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LibraryThing member autumnesf
A book full of experiences of Asian American women. I found it interesting in light of our youngest being Chinese. Gives you some insight into what asian american women face as far as racism, identity, etc. A Good read for this purpose.


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