Did you enjoy the book set up?
Did the four stories make sense together?
What did they say about Chinese American culture and identity over time?
How familiar were you with Chinese immigration during the 1840s before reading "Gold"?
How do Ling's realizations about America differ or resonate with 2020 America?
What did you know about Anna Mae Wong before reading "Silver"?
Anna Mae returns to China later in her life to build her popularity. Did the cultural disconnect resonate with you (if you've been able to return to a land you identify as home)?
Could you relate to Anna Mae's journey?
What did you know about Vincent Chin before reading "Jade"?
How does reading about a pivotal moment in civil rights history from an adjacent perspective change your understanding?
In "Pearl", John's exploration of his ethnic identity is framed very differently than the previous three stories. What did you think about that?
How does adoption play into the Chinese and Asian American framing?
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