Tag: culture

Sentimental About Local/Express

When Curtis Chin (founder of the Asian American Writer’s Workshop) asked me to submit something to an anthology he was putting together about Asian American activism in the 90s, I was very flattered. It had been a while since I’ve…

Tara Masih’s The Chalk Circle

According to Wikipedia, in Wicca, standing inside a chalk circle can protect you from evil. It can even empower you. Wikipedia also says that Bertolt Brecht wrote a play called The Caucasian Chalk Circle:Β “The play is a parable about a…

Native Tongue

I want my children to learn Chinese because: I’m Chinese. It is important to me that my children retain a cultural connection. I have always regretted that I am illiterate in my parent’s language. It was always a given that…