SAMFOW: The San Joaquin Chinese Legacy
Edition: First edition.
Fresno, CA: Panorama West Publishing, (1988.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - From the dust jacket : "The book is a revealing portrait of the Chinese emigres of western America, a people laughing, crying, fighting and loving in the Chinatown community of Stockton, California, the gateway to the Mother Lode and the San Joaquin Valley. Using a historical perspective, the author reviews why the Chinese left their native land and looks at the City of Stockton in which the Chinese settled. Being the third stop on the way to the gold fields, the development of a Chinese community within its township was a significant event. The author also discusses social and economic issues and the role of Chinese women and marriage in the culturally changing environment." Foreword by Thomas W. Chinn. INSCRIBED by the author on the title page "To ---- A wonderful person, I adore your total being. Gung Hay Fat Choy 1988!" Illustrated throughout with black and white photographs. Bibliography, index. Somewhat oversized format. 322 pp. ISBN: 0-944194-095.
Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (light edgewear to the dj.)