Iris Chang's new book to be published by Viking Penguin


Iris Chang has completed her long-awaited narrative history of Chinese Americans, to be published by Viking Penguin in May 2003. This will be the first Chinese American history written for a general audience that includes the story of the newest wave of immigrants, who arrived after normalization with the People's Republic of China. The book covers 150 years of Chinese contributions to America, drawn from interviews, archival research and synthesis of the scholarly literature. Chang is best known for The Rape of Nanking: The Forgotten Holocaust of World War II (1997. She wrote her first book, Thread of the Silkworm (1995) on Tsien Hsue-Shen (Qian Xuesen), the Chinese American rocket scientist who was accused of being a Communist and deported to China during the McCarthy era. Ms. Chang was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters by The College of Wooster on May 13, 2002. (Source: Committee Bridges, Fall 2002).



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