Audio version: When confronted with racism toward anyone, our instinct should be indignation, not deflection “It is Mainland China, the Chinese government, or the CCP that gave us bad names, and that’s why the world hates us…” They shouted. If China really is gone, do you really think Chinese diaspora’s lives will be improved? Have … Continue reading Internal Racism within the Chinese Community Part 5: Wake up, my fellow people!
Previously: “China in my head is never just a concept or a far-away-mythic country that existed only in my parents’ collection of VCDs.” Audio version: “[i]n the world as it was during most of the 20th century and to this day, to have been born and died as the uncontested citizen of one nation-state, linguistically, … Continue reading Internal Racism within the Chinese Community Part 4: Homeland and Non-hyphenated Identity
Previously “But the anti-China Chinese do not see them as individual cases and generalize that all Chinese from the Mainland are lowly, evil, badly educated, unhygienic mass, etc. They take on what their white masters told them. “You are like us, so you are better than them.” This group of people was delighted by the … Continue reading Internal Racism within the Chinese Community Part 3: Racial PUA
Previously: All because the “model minority” was told, if you work hard enough and behave well enough, you will become “one of us,” said their “white masters.” Thus they not only live extremely careful to ape white people, but also have internalized white racist ideas about other racial groups (Black, Latinx, South Asians, and Arabs), … Continue reading Internal Racism within the Chinese Community Part 2: Ingroup Cringe Obsession
‘Making Alien-land Home-land ’ 且认他乡作故乡: A Visual documentation of Chinese communities in Coventry Dr Kailing Xie is the Course Director for the UG Module Gender and International Development and the MA Module East Asian Development: National and regional perspectives. She is also a Senior Fellow in recognition of attainment against the UK Professional Standards Framework … Continue reading Interview with Dr. Kailing Xie, University of Warwick
Joyce Tan is a staff in NYU Shanghai’s Office of Student Life. In February, she and her colleagues and friends established a website called ‘unCover’ to uncover narratives, opinions and equity issues during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. The articles they translate and write cover issues including Sinophobia, Xenophobia and Black Lives Matter Movement. Apart from … Continue reading Interview with Joyce Tan (unCover疫中人)
—By a Mainlander during the COVID-19 Pandemic Audio Version: 种族歧视与政见和宗源国毫无关系，你的脸就是原罪 Disclaimer: This is a very subjective thought piece that is fully based on my personal experience and background. I come from Chengdu, a city known for its tolerance of diversity and difference in China, where Catholics and high-profile gays, Muslims and Christians live harmoniously together. … Continue reading Internal Racism within the Chinese Community Part 1: The Lost Chinese Identity
One family. Three generations. Three women.Hidden stories from the Coventry Chinese community. The project is based on three audio interviews with three generations of British Chinese women, growing up, living and working in Coventry. Late 60s – 70s But being here, I learn about British culture, respect the culture. For one, when you are out … Continue reading Three Generation of Women #3GW
About this mini project At the start of the pandemic lockdown, as a shortlist of the Coventry City of Culture Leadership Programme, I was given a micro grant to support the community. I have conducted close to five hours of virtual Zoom interviews and sent out online questionnaire – keen to find out the immediate … Continue reading Zoom interview during pandemic lockdown
Food is an important part in Chinese culture – it is deeply rooted and is the centre of any gathering. In Chinese culture, not only empasis the enjoyment of eating, but believe eating good food can bring harmony and closeness to the family and relationships. Having settled in the UK for over 30 years, Chinese … Continue reading #3GW Fav Food
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