Among western writings and historical accounts of World War II, very few recount first-hand experiences from the perspective of civilian refugees at the Pacific front. Gwok Choy: A Family Memoir is a rare exception in that it is an autobiography of an American-Chinese boy growing up in China, repatriated as a teenager in the United States, then serving as an enlisted man during the Korean War. Told using blended first-person and third-person narrations, this eye-opening biography is a life lived in two worlds; at its heart is an unforgettable journey--literally a trek--through several provinces in China, parts of California, and a war detour in Korea.
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About the Author
Ms. Wong was born and raised in Fresno, California. In 1981, she moved to Seattle, Washington and attended University of Washington, graduating with an engineering degree in 1987. She worked in public and private industry, and operated her own sole proprietorship as a designer. In 2003, Ms. Wong began reentry and retraining as an English and Special Education professional. From 2003 to 2007, she attended Fresno City College and California State University Fresno, earning honor society memberships. She presently works as an educator and attends graduate school in Washington, DC. She is also the author of Places: An Essay Collection and has contributed articles to various newsletters and magazines.