A memoir of a woman’s odyssey through 50 years of turbulence in Asia, that takes us from Hong Kong to Chungking to Nanking to Bangkok, and finally across the four seas to the U.S.

Journey Across the Four Seas: A Chinese Woman's Search for Home

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“This book is an amazing read. When I finished it, I felt as if I understood Hong Kong, China, the heroine Flora, and myself better. It’s the Asian Grapes of Wrath.”—Adair Lara, award-winning columnist, The San Francisco Chronicle

“This story brings out a centerpiece of Chinese culture—education of the young. To attain that end, a Chinese woman would sacrifice anything, overcome any adversity. Like the mother of Mencius, she is willing to uproot herself in search of the best education for her children.”—Mi Chu Wiens, Head of Scholarly Services, Asian Division, Library of Congress.

“A gutsy Chinese woman remembers with unsparing wit and candor growing up poor in British-ruled Hong Kong,surviving the perils and privations of Japanese-occupied China....This is history as biography that can bring nostalgia attacks to old Asia hands. It’s also an odyssey through life in the Chinese diaspora peopled with funny and outrageous real-life personalities Amy Tan couldn’t have imagined.”—Eduardo Lachica, former Washington bureau chief of The Asian Wall Street Journal.

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