About Lisa See

Lisa See

Ms. See was born in Paris but grew up in Los Angeles. She lived with her mother, but spent a lot of time with her father’s family in Chinatown. Her first book, On Gold Mountain: The One Hundred Year Odyssey of My Chinese-American Family (1995), was a national bestseller and a New York Times Notable Book. The book traces the journey of Lisa’s great-grandfather, Fong See, who overcame obstacles at every step to become the 100-year-old godfather of Los Angeles’s Chinatown and the patriarch of a sprawling family. (More)

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Lisa discusses how she did the research for “On Gold Mountain," Cerritos

Lisa discusses how she did the research for “On Gold Mountain”

From 2.00pm

At Cerritos Library

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Talk, Q&A and Signing, Placentia, CA

From 10.30am until 2.30pm

At Alta Vista Country Club

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