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Review for Nothing but the Truth (and a few white lies) by Justina Chen

Background: I feel obligated to review this book first since it holds a special place in my heart. Why? Because it’s the first book about a Taiwanese American character that I’d ever read, and as a Taiwanese American who was raised to be conscious and proud of my heritage, having that representation meant so much to me. 925 more words

Multiracial Protagonist

Ramen Journey Preface 挑戰日式拉麵 ラーメン人生の始まり

*Start reading from after chapter 1 if you want to skip all the Taiwanese food porn.

So…here I am finally, at the starting line of one of my biggest life goals – to conquer all the ramen restaurants/parlors/stands in Japan and worldwide. 282 more words

Ramen

Three generations of Taiwanese-American Angelenas shaped by the Chinese White Terror on Taiwan

“Scaring people into saying nothing in public that could be construed as critical of the armed forces…is more than the production of silence. It is silencing, which is quite different. 1,223 more words

Stephen O. Murray

"Green Island" by Shawna Yang Ryan

Less than one percent of Shawna Yang Ryan’s new novel Green Island is set on the very ungreen island off the east coast of Taiwan where political prisoners were incarcerated. 905 more words

Stephen O. Murray

Of Corporate Social Responsibilities

Triketora, in the gilded monuments
Of our choices to do good in this world
How shall a Pinterest princess live
For utility, or craft, or boards that dance alive… 122 more words

Poetry

How do people react when Chinese-learners speak to them in Chinese?

Since coming to Yale, many Chinese-learners have tried to speak Chinese to me, and it always made me feel awkward. For me, language is a means to an end, so if we’re both most fluent in English, why not just speak in it? 1,073 more words

Language-Learning

Happy Chinese New Year!

The season of red envelopes, ancestral offerings, and this year, monkeys. Growing up, my favorite part of Chinese New Year was the red envelopes, which usually contained a crisp twenty dollar bill. 702 more words

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