China Men - The Brother in Vietnam Summary & Analysis

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The Brother in Vietnam Summary

One of the author's first memories is watching an unnamed war movie with her mother. The author remembers, as a child, screaming at the horrible images of war. The author remembers a new baby sibling being born on Christmas Day, probably in 1942. About two years later, another baby brother is born. These two brothers are named Han Bridge and Pure Bridge, respectively, reflecting their birthright of bridging the gap between China and the United States of America.

Throughout World War II, the author recalls seeing various racist and otherwise sensational and horrible war comic books, putatively for children. She remembers war parades and war fund drives. Most Chinese Americans are alarmed, when they discover that conscription will take place. They had left China, in part, to escape the draft. Numerous discussions about draft evasion take place, and...

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