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by D. G. Martin about my writing of Southern Fried Rice.
Southern Fried Rice.
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D.G. Martin interview of John Jung on WCHL-FM
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I am always delighted to hear from any reader of my book to learn about their reactions. It was especially rewarding to receive one this week from a Chinese in a family that moved from the San Francisco bay area to northern Virginia when she was 9 years old.
I just finished reading your book, Southern Fried Rice. Although my grandparents did not own a laundry, ...I can relate very well to the sense of isolation you experienced in your formative years because my family made the reverse migration from the S.F. Bay area to Virginia, which at that time, was very Southern in outlook and culture. Suddenly, we lost all social connections with the American Born Chinese community, and I experienced very painful racial prejudice and did not grow to adulthood unscathed. ...
Thank you for sharing your story. It made me feel a sense of connection which is lacking in my day-to-day existance and sense of identity. I've spent the better part of my life, denying my Chinese heritage, trying to "prove my Americaness."
There was an additional fascinating revelation. The reader came to the section where I described my sister getting married in San Francisco and when she saw her married name she suddenly realized that her mother and my sister knew each other from working together many years ago to develop Chinese cultural activities in their community! Another of many 'small world' experiences associated with my book.
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Andrew Yeh, of KBOO-FM interviewed me on APA Compass about the background of Southern Fried Rice and my "retirement career" in the history of Chinese in America.