Wong, Jade Snow (1919–2006)

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Wong, Jade Snow (1919–2006)

Chinese-American writer. Born Jan 21, 1919, in San Francisco, California; died Mar 16, 2006, in San Francisco; dau. of Hong Wong (manufacturer) and Hing Kwai (Tong) Wong; San Francisco Junior College, AA, 1940; Mills College, BA, 1942; married Woodrow Ong (travel agent), Aug 29, 1950; children: Mark Stuart; Tyli Elizabeth; Ellora Louise; Lance Orion.

Chronicled experiences growing up in America with a traditional Chinese family in her 1st book, Fifth Chinese Daughter (1945), which met with critical acclaim, had strong sales, and remains a classic of Asian-American literature; published 2nd work, No Chinese Stranger (1975), which was a continuation of her memoirs.

See also Women in World History.

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