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Jade Snow Wong (1950)

1950: Jade Snow Wong, a San-Francisco born ceramicist, publishes her autobiography Fifth Chinese Daughter, telling of her experience growing up in San Francisco’s Chinatown as the fifth of eight children in a traditional Chinese family. The book is hailed as a landmark of both women's and Asian-American writing.

Jade Snow Wong, 1922-2006, was a successful ceramicist whose work was shown at the de Young, Asian Art Museum, Metropolitan Museum of Art, and other notable locations. She was called the Mother of Chinese American Literature. Image courtesy of the San Francisco Chronicle.