The Mississippi Chinese Veterans of World War II: A Delta Tribute by Gwendolyn Gong, John H. Powers, and Devereux Gong Powers




This book describes the search for Mississippi Delta Chinese World War II veterans and efforts to preserve the memories and wartime stories of 24 veterans, referred to as the Delta 24.

About the Authors
Gwendolyn Gong is a Mississippi Delta Chinese. She earned B.A. degrees in English and Communicative Disorders as well as her M.A. in English from the University of Mississippi. After completing her Ph.D. in English from Purdue University, she joined the Department of English at Texas A&M University, where she taught for 14 years. In 1995, she moved Hong Kong and was a Professor of English at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, teaching courses in sociolinguisitics, discourse analysis, gender and language, psycholinguisitics, writing, and literature until her retirement in 2015. Among her publications are Editing: The Design of Rhetoric (Best Book Award for Excellence in Technical and Scientific Writing), A Writer’s Repertoire, and A Reader’s Repertoire, and Asian Journal of English Language Teaching.

John H. Powers is a Professor of Communication Studies at Hong Kong Baptist University. Having earned his B.A. in Philosophy and English at Milligan College and his Ph.D. in Speech Communication from the University of Denver, he was on the faculty at Texas A&M for 18 years. His research and teaching interests include human communication theory, Asian discourse, conflict negotiation, image restoration, politics and persuasion, and public speaking. His books include the award-winning book, Civic Discourse, Civil Society, and Chinese Communities, The Social Construction of SARS: Studies of a Health Communication Crisis, and Public Speaking: The Lively Art.

Devereux Gong Powers received her B.A. in Religious Studies and Political Science from Williams College in Massachusetts. She is currently pursuing graduate studies in Sociology at Brandeis University. She has published and presented papers in the areas of migration studies, Asian oral history, and research methods. In addition, she sings in various choirs in the Boston area.

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Dimensions 11 × 8.5 × .5 in