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Jen, Gish

Overview
Works: 67 works in 252 publications in 7 languages and 15,817 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Short stories  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Documentary television programs  Educational films  History  Interviews  Internet videos 
Roles: Author, Speaker, Interviewee, Actor, Performer
Classifications: PS3560.E474, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Typical American by Gish Jen( Book )

36 editions published between 1991 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,899 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

18 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and Italian and held by 1,489 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 1,468 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 )

10 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,358 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 962 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( )

13 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 774 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
The girl at the baggage claim : explaining the East-West culture gap by Gish Jen( Book )

7 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 707 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"--
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 675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Readings of excerpts and critical analysis
It occurs to me that I am America : new stories and art by Richard/ Oates, Joyce Carol/ Gaiman, Neil/ Child, Lee/ Clark, Mary Higgins Russo( Book )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 624 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This provocative, unprecedented anthology features original short stories from thirty authors, celebrating the fundamental ideals of a free, just, and compassionate democracy. Included are pages of daring, full-color and black-and-white art, that support our country's founding premise as the land of the free. Royalties from the book will be donated to the American Civil Liberties Union
The best American short stories, 1995 : selected from U.S. and Canadian magazines by Jane Smiley( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Best American series is the premier annual showcase for the country's finest short fiction and nonfiction. Each volume's series editor selects notable works from hundreds of periodicals. A special guest editor, a leading writer in the field, then chooses the best twenty or so pieces to publish. This unique system has made the Best American series the most respected, and most popular, of its kind
The best American short stories, 1988( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

World and town : [a novel] by Gish Jen( )

14 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sixty-eight-year-old Hattie Kong, descendant of Confucius, daughter of an American missionary, has lived to see both her husband and her best friend die back-to-back in a single year: "It was like having twins ... She got to book the same church with the same pianist for both funerals and did think she should have gotten some sort of twofer from the crematorium."But two years later, it's time for Hattie to start over
Growing up female : stories by women writers from the American mosaic( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 161 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"--Container
Becoming American : the Chinese experience( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In interviews with historians, descendants, and recent immigrants, this program begins with a description of the early 1880s when a wave of anti-Chinese sentiment swept across America, abetted by the Chinese Exclusion Act. Families were kept apart by both ancient custom and U.S. law. These immigrants were trapped between countries, at home neither in the U.S. nor in China. The law of the land, which separated these families, also provided relief as Chinese Americans turned to the courts for justice. Presents Chinese Americans contributions during World War II, and describes their struggles to prove their value both in war time and after returning home
F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby by Dan Stone( Recording )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 56 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 : the Chinese experience( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 30 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
The other hundred educators : 100 faces, places, stories( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Becoming American : personal journeys( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 23 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
 
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Mona in the promised land
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The love wifeMona in the promised landWorld and town : a novelWho's Irish? : storiesThe love wifeThe best American short stories, 1995 : selected from U.S. and Canadian magazinesWorld and town : [a novel]Growing up female : stories by women writers from the American mosaicWho's Irish? and other stories
Alternative Names
Gish Jen Amerikaans schrijfster

Jen, Bilian

Jen, Bilian 1955-

Jen, Lilian.

ג׳ן, גיש

Languages
English (198)

Chinese (7)

Italian (4)

Spanish (2)

German (1)

Hebrew (1)

Dutch (1)