Author: Lowe, Pardee
Title: Father and Glorious Descendant
Place Published: Boston
Publisher:Little, Brown and Company
Date Published: 1943
322 pages. (8vo), original black cloth, red printed titles in pictorial dust jacket (art by Forrest Orr). First Edition. With two of the four earlier periodical appearance of portions of the book: "The Good Life in Chinatown" in Asia magazine, Feb. 1937. and "Father's Robes of Immortality", in The Atlantic, December 1938,.Both complete issues in original wrappers.
Lowe's book was a significant autobiography of an American-born Chinese, a "frank revelation", writes historian Xiao-Huang Yin, "of the psychology of a second-generation Chinese who faced the formidable pressure of assimilation." Its popularity with the American reading public marked the transformation of white America's attitude toward Chinese after nearly a century of blatant racism