Marlon Hom has selected and translated 220 rhymes from two collections of Chinatown songs published in 1911 and 1915. The songs are outspoken and personal, addressing subjects as diverse as sex, frustrations with the American bureaucracy, poverty and alienation, and the loose morals of the younger generation of Americans. Hom has arranged the songs thematically and gives an overview of early Chinese American literature.
Songs of Gold Mountain by Marlon K. Hom explores the experience of Chinese people in America and the literary history of San Francisco’s Chinatown. With over 200 poems from the Songs of …Read More >