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Chinaman"s chance

Ross Thomas

Chinaman"s chance

by Ross Thomas

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Published by Penguin in Harmondsworth .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Originally published, New York , Simon and Schuster ; London , H. Hamilton, 1978.

StatementRoss Thomas.
The Physical Object
Pagination317p. ;
Number of Pages317
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14947109M
ISBN 100140075739
OCLC/WorldCa14133435

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A Chinaman’s Chance: Reflections on the American Dream According to Eric Liu, American dream is not dead. It is the opportunity and perseverance individuals have to move forward. The American dream is what holds the people together of different race, religions and identities. It allows the people.   At a National Committee on United States-China Relations program, Eric Liu will discuss his book A Chinaman's Chance. When: Janu pm to pm.

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A noted journalist and educator’s reflections on his Chinese heritage and on “the chance America still has to be something greater than the sum of its many tinted parts.” As a young man, Atlantic correspondent Liu (Guiding Lights: The People Who Lead Us Toward Our Purpose in Life,etc.) believed that his choices determined who he was.

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