Books by James Y. Hung

THE CHINESE LANGUAGE DEMYSTIFIED by James Y. Hung
Released: April 4, 2018

"An engrossing introduction to the riches of Chinese that should delight casual language mavens and more experienced speakers alike."
The world's most widely spoken language—and one of the most daunting to learn—has its idiosyncrasies dissected in this primer. Read full book review >
F.O.B. IN PARADISE by James Y. Hung
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 3, 2014

"Hung's thoughtful book deserves an audience wider than just those contemplating a life in medicine, 'an impossible and often thankless job.'"
Hung's (Finding Fat Lady's Shoe, 2013) second memoir updates the classic American immigrant's success story: A young man emigrates from Hong Kong to the U.S. and, despite hardships and failures, works his way through college and medical school to become a doctor. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

"An intensely reflective tale of a family uprooted by war, cast adrift onto a sea of uncertainty."
In this memoir, a young Chinese boy in exile faces a difficult adolescence in Hong Kong and Malaysia. Read full book review >
SILK ROAD ON MY MIND  by James Y. Hung
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

"A physician's illuminating examination of modern Xinjiang."
In his memoir, Hung (FOB in Paradise, 2014, etc.) writes of his years volunteering as an ophthalmologist among China's Uyghurs.Read full book review >