The worst… was what the Pakistani soldiers did to the Bengali women after their failed rebellion.
When the Chinese first came to San Francisco, they were actually welcomed by the mayor and they had special ceremonies for them-again this is when their colony was very small, only a few Chinese.
It’s much more difficult to work on a broad subject than on a specific one, because even if it’s hard to find the information, if you look hard enough for something specific you will find it, and you will discover things that you wouldn’t have thought of before.
Your first duty as a writer is to write to please yourself. And you have no duty towards anyone else.
If the conditions were right there could be great acceptance. Often it is only when they pose an economic or political threat that it turns really ugly.
I don’t mind solitude. I love talking to other people, but I do need my space.
There are now hundreds of thousands of new engineers that are being trained in China. If people start finding themselves losing their jobs, not to the Chinese here but because China has become such a dominant force – then there could very well be a backlash.
We have to keep in mind that it’s not just about the numbers of people who died; it’s also the manner which many of these victims met their deaths.
When you take something extremely broad, then it is not a work of expansion or work of compression. It’s hard because you have to decide what to throw out.
They probably do have an Asian Barbie.