Songs of Gold Mountain Cantonese Rhymes from San Francisco Chinatown

ISBN-10: 0520081048

ISBN-13: 9780520081048

Edition: 1987

Authors: Marlon K. Hom

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Marlon Hom has selected and translated 220 rhymes from two collections of Chinatown songs published in 1911 and 1915. The songs are outspoken and personal, addressing subjects as diverse as sex, frustrations with the American bureaucracy, poverty and alienation, and the loose morals of the younger generation of Americans. Hom has arranged the songs thematically and gives an overview of early Chinese American literature.
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Book details

List price: $33.95
Copyright year: 1987
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 11/27/1992
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.166

Marlon K. Hom is Professor of Asian American Studies at San Francisco State University.

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