Literary Nonfiction. Memoir. Asian & Asian American Studies. California Interest. BEYOND LOWU BRIDGE tells the story of a young Chinese-American's "return" to a country he had never seen and the experiences of his family during two turbulent decades of life in Mao's China. It is a gripping story that brings to light the way human beings make choices that affect only their own lives but the lives of those we love.
The son of a Chinese Nationalist diplomat, Roy Cheng Tsung was born in New York City. After the downfall of the Nationalist regime in 1949, his father resigned from the Consular service and moved his family to Beijing at the height of the Cold War, hoping to help build New China. In 1974, Roy and his mother escaped to British Hong Kong and returned to the U.S., where he worked for Stanford University and Stanford Medical Center for thirty years before retiring in 2009. The author of BEYOND LOWU BRIDGE (Passager Books, 2014) and OX HORN BEND (Passager Books, 2020), Tsung is married with two daughters and son-in-law, and lives in San Francisco Bay Area with his wife. He is working on a third book about his mother, a remarkable woman of strength who was born on a tiny peaceful island in Southern China, traveled the world as the wife of a diplomat for twenty years, and endured the harsh conditions of Northern China for another twenty years.Author City: FREMONT, CA USA