Jade Snow Wong Elizabeth A. Teo - Essay

Elizabeth A. Teo

(Contemporary Literary Criticism)

[Jade Snow's] varied interests stimulate some fascinating insights about people and things Oriental [in No Chinese Stranger]—on the unexpected artistry of hotel tea trays and potted plants, for example, or on the delectable cuisines or impressive old palaces, or on confidence and vigor she found in many Chinese today. Running through the narrative is Jade Snow's growing awareness of her identity as a Chinese-American, achieving a sort of balance within her dual heritage. The lively, forthright prose makes for delightful reading. (p. 1212)

Elizabeth A. Teo, "Book Reviews: 'No Chinese Stranger'," in Library Journal (reprinted from Library Journal, June 15,...

(The entire section is 439 words.)