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By Josephine M.T. Khu Khu, Josephine M. T. (Ed.) Khu, Josephine M. T. (Ed.) | Comments: ( 387 ) | Date: ( Jul 19, 2019 )

This anthology of autobiographical essays reveals the human side of the Chinese diaspora Written by ethnic Chinese who were born or raised outside of China, these moving pieces, full of the poignant details of everyday life, describe the experience of growing up as a visible minority and the subsequent journey each author made to China The authors whose diverse backgrounThis anthology of autobiographical essays reveals the human side of the Chinese diaspora Written by ethnic Chinese who were born or raised outside of China, these moving pieces, full of the poignant details of everyday life, describe the experience of growing up as a visible minority and the subsequent journey each author made to China The authors whose diverse backgrounds in countries such as New Zealand, Denmark, Sri Lanka, England, Indonesia, and the United States mirror the complex global scope of the Chinese diaspora describe in particular how their journey to the country of their ancestors transformed their sense of what it means to be Chinese The collection as a whole provides important insights into what ethnic identity has come to mean in our transnational era.Among the pieces is Brad Wong s discussion of his visit to his grandfather s poverty stricken village in China s southern Guangdong province He describes working with a few of the peasants tilling vegetables and compares life in the village with his middle class upbringing in a San Francisco suburb In another essay, Milan Lin Rodrigo tells of her life in Sri Lanka and of the trip she made to China as an adult She describes the difficult and sometimes humorous cultural differences she experienced when she met her Chinese half sister and her father s first wife.Josephine Khu s lively afterword provides background information on the Chinese diaspora and gives a theoretical framework for understanding the issues raised in the essays This intimate and rich anthology will be compelling reading for all who are seeking answers to the increasingly complex issue of ethnic and personal identity.


  • Title: Cultural Curiosity: Thirteen Stories about the Search for Chinese Roots
  • Author: Josephine M.T. Khu Khu, Josephine M. T. (Ed.) Khu, Josephine M. T. (Ed.)
  • ISBN: 9780520223417
  • Page: 392
  • Format: Paperback

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Comments Cultural Curiosity: Thirteen Stories about the Search for Chinese Roots

  • Vicki

    Just utterly fascinating, the Chinese community outside of China. Covered this one at uni for an Overseas Chinese class and I never ever forgot about it.


  • Vivian

    This anthology of autobiographic essays focuses on the overseas Chinese experience in countries from Pakistan to Italy. In each one the writer also traveled to China or to the places their ancestors or parents came from. Many came from Toisan, the same region my family came from.I don’t think reading these stories makes my own impressions of my trip to Grandpa’s village any different. I’m still trying to figure out how a journey like that changes a person, like how I was asking Michael if [...]


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