Oakland Chinatown Oral History Project

Bamboo Women: Stories from Ming Quong
by Nona Mock Wyman

Book Talk & Signing Event
Sunday, July 15, 2012
Free and Open to the Public!

Books will be available for purchase!

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Bamboo Women: Stories from Ming Quong by Nona Mock Wyman


n 1935, at the age of two, Nona Mock Wyman was abandoned at the Ming Quong orphanage in Lost Gatos, California. From the first, searing memory of seeing her mother walk out of her life forever, Mock turned grief into strength. Bamboo Women tells twenty-one inspiring stories of coming-of-age from the women of Ming Quong, a home for orphaned Chinese girls in the San Francisco Bay Area. Wyman introduces us to her “sisters” and how their bonds of love and friendship carried them through life, love, loss, career, and family.

Nona Mock Wyman is the author of Chopstick Childhood (In a Land of Silver Spoons). She currently resides in Walnut Creek, California.


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The Oakland Chinatown Oral History Project’s mission is to capture and preserve the living and history of Oakland Chinatown by facilitating an ongoing community dialogue across generations and cultures.

Visit our project website for further info.

For more project info, contact Roy Chan at (510) 637-0463 or rchan(at)oacc.cc