There isn’t much discussion of ruling class in America even in Boston, probably one of the most class-conscious cities in the country?
It was clear that the special interest groups in California really wanted the Chinese to be shut out of the country, because that was where the racial tension was the greatest.
Whatever is not commonly seen is condemned as alien.
It’s a wonderful thing to see a segment of our population that is open and eager to learn more about Chinese culture. It has filtered into the mainstream. You see credit-card ads on TV with white couples and Chinese babies.
Of course, in the United States, which at the time was a very young country, there were also class distinctions. They weren’t as pronounced, but they quickly evolved as well.
For some reason, I seem to be bothered whenever I see acts of injustice and assaults on people’s civil liberties. I imagine what I write in the future will follow in that vein. Whether it’s fiction or non-fiction.
There is also an epidemic of infertility in this country. There are more women who have put off child-bearing in favor of their professional lives. For them, the only way they are going to have a family is to adopt from China.
I have certainly amassed many historical research gathering skills.
I received an honorary doctorate for my work. Maybe one of these works is considered the equivalent of a Ph.D.
Often, what you see in the media is driven by economic forces.