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Jen, Gish

Overview
Works: 58 works in 221 publications in 7 languages and 13,843 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Documentary television programs  History  Biography  Interviews  Educational films  Internet videos  Filmed interviews 
Roles: Author, Speaker, Interviewee, Actor, Performer
Classifications: PS3560.E474, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Typical American by Gish Jen( Book )

34 editions published between 1991 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,896 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Changs immigrated to the United States from China for education and safety but are distracted by other goals
The love wife by Gish Jen( Book )

16 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 1,462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The arrival of a "cousin" from mainland China, arranged by Mama Wong to serve as a nanny, throws the household of Carnegie Wong, a second-generation Chinese American, his WASP wife Blondie, and their three children into turmoil
Mona in the promised land by Gish Jen( Book )

24 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 1,459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unhappy with her own ethnic group, Mona Chang, a Chinese-American, decides to become a Jew. After all, if one has to live as a minority, choose the best. A witty look at ethnicity, multiculturalism and the melting pot. By the author of Typical American
World and town : a novel by Gish Jen( Book )

8 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two years after burying her husband and best friend, 68-year-old Hattie Kong moves to a small New England town where she is joined by a Cambodian family and reunited with an ex-lover before tackling challenges in the form of fundamentalist Christians and struggling family farms
Who's Irish? : stories by Gish Jen( Book )

30 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 941 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anthology of short stories captures the lives and fortunes of Chinese Americans as they make their way through American society
The love wife by Gish Jen( )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 802 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chinese-American Carnegie Wong and his WASPy wife Blondie have two adopted children of Asian descent, Lilly and Wendy. The girls are a handful, but they are nothing compared to Carnegie's mother. Mama Wong's dislike for Blondie is relentless--so much so that she introduces a Chinese woman named Lan to the household. When Lilly and Wendy begin to favor Lan over their white mother, Blondie clings ever more tightly to her biological son, Bailey
An introduction to The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald by Dan Stone( Recording )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 709 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Readings of excerpts and critical analysis
The girl at the baggage claim : explaining the East-West culture gap by Gish Jen( Book )

4 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A personal, provocative, informative, and entertaining study of the different idea Asians and Westerners have of the self and how this plays out in our differing approaches to art, learning, politics, business, and almost everything else"--
World and town : [a novel] by Gish Jen( )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two years after burying her husband and best friend, 68-year-old Hattie Kong moves to a small New England town where she is joined by a Cambodian family and reunited with an ex-lover before tackling challenges in the form of fundamentalist Christians and struggling family farms
Readings & conversations : reading by Gish Jen ; conversation with Don Lee by Gish Jen( Visual )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gish Jen is the author of a collection of stories, Who's Irish? and two novels, Typical American and Mona in the Promised Land. Ms. Jen was raised in Scarsdale, New York, and was educated at Harvard College and the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop. Ms. Jen received a Lannan Literary Award in 1999. She read on March 1, 2000
Becoming American : the Chinese experience( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the remarkable history of Chinese Americans, from the first wave of immigration in the 1850s to the present day. Rather than finding the "Gold Mountain" they expected in California, early arrivals faced hardship and hard work, battled poverty and prejudice, and experienced the loneliness of a people caught between two worlds. Through personal narratives and interviews with historians, Moyers recounts the remarkable transformation of a bachelor society confined to America's Chinatowns into the new "model minority" and beyond to an integral part of the American mainstream and a vital part of the nation's future
F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby by Dan Stone( Recording )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the theme and characters in Fitzgerald's novel and includes excerpts from the book and background information on the author
Who's Irish? and other stories by Gish Jen( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Becoming American : personal journeys( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part of a series of interviews by Bill Moyers with five prominent Chinese-Americans. In this program Gish Jen discusses her life and career as writer of novels and short stories
Becoming American : personal journeys with Bill Moyers( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A companion to Becoming American: the Chinese Experience, this series of interviews by Bill Moyers amplifies the larger themes of the 3-part documentary through an intimate look at the lives and work of five prominent Chinese Americans
Readings & conversations : reading by Gish Jen ; conversation with Don Lee( Visual )

3 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ms. Jen speaks about her work and is interviewed by Don Lee on March 1, 2000
A conversation with Gish Jen( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part of a series of interviews by Bill Moyers with five prominent Chinese-Americans. In this program Gish Jen discusses her life and career as writer of novels and short stories
The big read( Recording )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Readings of excerpts and critical analysis
Tiger Writing : Art, Culture, and the Interdependent Self by Gish Jen( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In three pieces originally delivered as special lectures, draws on the biography of the author's father as well as the evolution of her own work to contrast Western and Eastern ideas of self-narration and interdependency
An Introduction to the Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Readings of excerpts and critical analysis
 
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Mona in the promised land
Alternative Names
Gish Jen Amerikaans schrijfster

Jen, Bilian

Jen, Bilian 1955-

Jen, Lilian.

ג׳ן, גיש

Languages
English (184)

Chinese (5)

Italian (4)

Spanish (3)

German (1)

Hebrew (1)

Dutch (1)

Covers
The love wifeMona in the promised landWorld and town : a novelWho's Irish? : storiesThe love wifeWorld and town : [a novel]Who's Irish? and other stories