Chinese Girl in the Ghetto

· Ying Ma
5 reviews

About this ebook

As China opens itself to the world and undertakes historic economic reforms, a little girl in the southern city of Guangzhou immerses herself in a world of fantasy and foreign influences while grappling with the mundane vagaries of Communist rule. She happily immigrates to Oakland, California, expecting her new life to be far better in all ways than life in China. Instead, she discovers crumbling schools, unsafe streets, and racist people. In the land of the free, she comes of age amid the dysfunction of a city's brokenness and learns to hate in the shadows of urban decay. This is the unforgettable story of her journey from China to an American ghetto and how she prevailed. 

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5 reviews
Sharon Reimers
October 19, 2016
Loved this book. Ying Ma painted a riveting picture of life in China and her struggles of life in a new country where everything was foreign to her. I applaud her tenacity and courage to endure the horrible way she was treated in her new country and how she rose above all the ugliness to become the person she has become. This book she be mandatory reading in all American schools to teach children how to become better people and embrace diversity not to belittle it.
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About the author

Ying Ma writes regularly about China, international affairs, and the free market. Much of her writing and research explores the nexus between political and economic freedom, especially with respect to China's rising influence on the global stage. Her articles have appeared in The Wall Street Journal Asia, the International Herald Tribune, the Los Angeles Times, The Weekly Standard,,, and other publications. More information is available at

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