Becoming American by Gish Jen (primary source interview)

Writer Gish Jen (

“I don’t think that you need
to erase the Chinese-American experience in order to capture the American

By Gish Jen

PBS Interview by Bill Moyer

This primary source interview describes the assimilation experiences of a successful American writer, Gish Jen, whose parents immigrated to the United States from China.

Assimilation Chinese American Primary Source Interview: transcript.


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