WorldCat Identities

Moy, Jean Oda

Works: 4 works in 28 publications in 2 languages and 631 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Historical fiction  Autobiographical fiction  Bildungsromans  Juvenile works  Illustrated works 
Roles: Translator, Author
Classifications: PL830.N63, 895.635
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Jean Oda Moy
Tun-huang : a novel by Yasushi Inoue( Book )

13 editions published between 1978 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More than a thousand years ago, an extraordinary trove of early Buddhist sutras and other scriptures was secreted away in caves near the Silk Road city of Tun-huang. But who hid this magnificent treasure and why? In Tun-huang, the great modern Japanese novelist Yasushi Inoue tells the story of Chao Tsing-te, a young Chinese man whose accidental failure to take the all-important exam that will qualify him as a high government official leads to a chance encounter that draws him farther and farther into the wild and contested lands west of the Chinese Empire. Here he finds love, distinguishes himself in battle, and ultimately devotes himself to the strange task of depositing the scrolls in the caves where, many centuries later, they will be rediscovered. A book of magically vivid scenes, fierce passions, and astonishing adventures, Tun-huang is also a profound and stirring meditation on the mystery of history and the hidden presence of the past
Shirobamba by Yasushi Inoue( Book )

6 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Snow on willow : a Nisei memoir by Jean Oda Moy( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the story of an American-born daughter of Japanese immigrants who is caught in Japan in the 1940s and returns to America after the war. She spends her early childhood exposed to two cultures in a pre-war Japanese settlement in West Seattle. When U.S. anti-Japanese sentiments escalate, she is called "Jap" and told "Go back home." Her parents take her to their homeland where she experiences discrimination from the Japanese, who call her "Yankee girl" because she is different and because of anti-U.S. sentiment. Two years after Hiroshima she travels alone to Boston and works her way through college. Although this intrepid young woman encounters enormous hurdles on both sides of the Pacific, she refuses to allow anyone or anything to crush her spirit
Chronicle of my mother by Yasushi Inoue( Book )

7 editions published between 1982 and 1985 in English and Japanese and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The work is set at three points in time, five years apart, at which the author records the onset and gradual worsening of his mother's senility ... culminating in a return to a childlike state before her death. Thus, it is also the account of how one family copes with the universal problem of the frustrations and trials of aging parents."--dust jacket
Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.60 (from 0.40 for Snow on wi ... to 0.68 for Shirobamba ...)

Tun-huang : a novel
ShirobambaSnow on willow : a Nisei memoir
Alternative Names
Oda Moy, Jean