Leaving Deep Water: Asian American Women at the Crossroads of Two Cultures

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Penguin Group (Canada), Mar 15, 1999 - Social Science - 302 pages
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Integrating ethnic identity with mainstream American culture is a complex task. In "Leaving Deep Water" Claire S. Chow deftly explores the many ways that women of Asian descent have forged a place for themselves in modern society. Drawing from the personal narratives of dozens of women from China, Japan, Korea, and other Asian countries, Chow analyzes such common themes as coming of age, parental expectations, marriage and divorce, career experiences, family relationships, and aging.

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LEAVING DEEP WATER: The Lives of Asian-American Women at the Crossroads of Two Cultures

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Chow, a San Ramon, Calif., psychologist, uses her own experience as a starting point for interviews with Asian-American women on a range of themes, including coming of age, mothers and daughters ... Read full review

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User Review  - autumnesf - LibraryThing

A book full of experiences of Asian American women. I found it interesting in light of our youngest being Chinese. Gives you some insight into what asian american women face as far as racism, identity, etc. A Good read for this purpose. Read full review


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Chow is a licensed Marriage, Family, and Child Counselor, adjunct professor at JFK University's Graduate School of Professional Psychology, she lives w/her husband and two children.

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