Southern Fried Rice: Life in a Chinese Laundry in the Deep South by John Jung




“How my parents came from China to Macon, Georgia, in 1928, operated a laundry for over 20 years, and raised their family, the only Chinese in town, during an era of staunch segregation before moving to San Francisco to live among Chinese people so their children could learn their customs, traditions and culture.”

About the author:
John Jung grew up in the only Chinese family in Macon, Georgia, where he was born in 1937. His family owned and ran a laundry above which were their living quarters. Jung has a Ph.D. in psychology from Northwestern University was a professor at California State University, Long Beach, for 40 years. In his retirement, he began to study the life experiences of Chinese immigrants like his parents who endured harsh lives and suffered racial prejudices. He is also the author of Chinese Laundries: Tickets to Survival on Gold Mountain, Chopsticks in the Land of Cotton: Lives of Mississippi Delta Chinese Grocers, Sweet and Sour: Life in Chinese Family Restaurants, and A Chinese American Odyssey.