Chinese Laundries: Tickets to Survival on Gold Mountain

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John Jung

 John Jung is a retired psychology professor whose memoir, Southern Fried Rice: Life in A Chinese Laundry in the Deep South described the lives of his immigrant parents and his siblings, the sole Chinese family in Macon, Georgia, where they operated a laundry from the 1920s to 1950s during the pre-civil rights era .

Three additional books explore how Chinese immigrants from the late 1800s through the middle of the 20th century overcame harsh societal prejudices and laws against them to succeed in running family businesses such as laundries, grocery stores and restaurants.The goal of these books is to inspire, educate, and preserve the history of the many contributions of the Chinese to American society. His latest book, A Chinese American Odyssey: How a Retired Psychologist Makes a Hit as an Historian, describes the process and experience of a decade of research, writing, and speaking about Chinese American history.