New Book about Growing Up in Salinas Chinatown

Full of Gold cover

Blanche Chin Ahtye has just published Full of Gold: Growing up in Salinas Chinatown, Living in Postwar America. Now, at 95, Blanche looks back on her life, and leads us on an insightful journey from Salinas, California Chinatown to the mainstream of American culture. From the simple perspective of this one woman, we come to understand how a whole people of foreign culture was able to survive and even thrive in America. Blanche’s many stories and family photographs make this a warm, personal history. Some of her Cantonese and American recipes are even included. For more information, go to the website.


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