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My true home is not language; it is rupture and alienation, reiteration and dislocation.
Commonplace. It is common sense for a billion Chinese that the past is before us and the future is behind us.
Taiwanese who claim that displaced Chinese colonized them might look into their own replacement of Austronesian aborigines.
Chinese have been in the Americas much longer than the Americas have been in Chinese.
The drunken white man asked me where I am from. I told him I was born in Wisconsin. He clarified that he wanted to know if I were Chinese or Japanese. So I said I’m Taiwanese. He began recounting his travels across Thailand.
Chinese and Japanese activists wanted to call it “yellow power.” Filipino activists replied that they were “brown.” “Asian American” was a compromise.
You are amused by Mexicans who won’t eat Taco Bell. But when was the last time you ate Panda Express?
Out of economic concerns, the parents wanted their children to act like Americans. Out of a sense of duty, the Chinese children would do so.