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There have been 50 or 60 books written about Empress Orchid, but none of them bothered to really examine the period in China when she…
There are a lot of things that immigrants, especially Chinese-Americans, want to share with their children, but there are a lot of things they don’t…
Of course I have the license to make up things, but I think a lot of what’s written about China is misleading, and most Americans…
My goal was to do anything that would lead to a job. I know that writing would not lead to a job. It’s too fancy…
I understood that without English I would never get far, so my dream was to become a receptionist, and so I started to learn English…
To be able to do art, it was a luxury to me.
When Chinese get together – what’s buried stays buried. We don’t even discuss our embarrassing early days struggling in Chicago.
The self was a very strange concept to me until I came to America, and my child was born with that entitlement, and that just…
No matter how American I become, I’m considered part of the Chinese community by my own family.
When I first came to America, you know, I would look at the newsstands and see the women on the magazine covers. I had never…
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