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Guide to CWRU Common Reading 2022

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Explore characters

While The Fortunes is a work of fiction, Davies incorporates the stories of real-life individuals. One of these individuals, Anna May Wong, has been the subject of additional academic study. One way you can learn more about her is by searching her name in the online catalog using the 'subject' index.

Likewise, the feature character of chapter three, Vincent Chin, is the subject of a documentary, Who Killed Vincent Chin? Several OhioLINK libraries own a copy. Can you find one?

Explore topics

While written from a historical viewpoint, The Fortunes touches upon twenty-first century hot topics such as immigration and abortion. Explore these and other topics in greater detail through the CQ Researcher database, available to you through Kelvin Smith Library.

Explore Asian American Culture and History

Use the online catalog to locate even more resources from Kelvin Smith Library. Or, click on one of the three titles listed below. Take a look at the blue links in each item record to see additional subject headings. For example, 'Asian Americans -- history' is another subject heading you can search in our catalog to find more resources associated with that topic.

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