Made in China : a memoir of love and labor

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New York : Catapult, 2021.
9781646220342, 164622034X
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215 pages ; 21 cm


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"As a teen, Anna Qu is sent by her mother to work in her family's garment factory in Queens. At home, she is treated as a maid and suffers punishment for doing her homework at night. Her mother wants to teach her a lesson: she is Chinese, not American, and such is their tough path in their new country. But instead of acquiescing, Qu alerts the Office of Children and Family Services, an act with consequences that impact the rest of her life. Nearly twenty years later, estranged from her mother and working at a Manhattan start-up, Qu requests her OCFS report. When it arrives, key details are wrong. Faced with this false narrative, and on the brink of losing her job as the once-shiny start-up collapses, Qu looks once more at her life's truths, from abandonment to an abusive family to seeking dignity and meaning in work. Traveling from Wenzhou to Xi'an to New York, Made in China is a fierce memoir unafraid to ask thorny questions about trauma and survival in immigrant families, the meaning of work, and the costs of immigration."

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Qu, A. (2021). Made in China: a memoir of love and labor . Catapult.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Qu, Anna. 2021. Made in China: A Memoir of Love and Labor. New York: Catapult.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Qu, Anna. Made in China: A Memoir of Love and Labor New York: Catapult, 2021.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Qu, Anna. Made in China: A Memoir of Love and Labor Catapult, 2021.

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