Mei-Ling Hopgood And Another Country, Not My Own

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Interesting read from Chinese American Mei-Ling Hopgood who was adopted from Taiwan and her views on race, heritage, and being Asian American:

My way of life is culled from so many places and influences, including where I was born, where I grew up, and who raised me, but also where I’ve lived and the people I’ve loved and admired. I’m hoping my own daughter will inherit her Midwestern grandfather’s hard work ethic and passion for learning, and the good health of her grandmother. May she also love languages and all kinds of food, from mac and cheese to Chinese dumplings and Korean bibimbop. I hope she’ll enjoy spending Sundays visiting long into the night with her extended family, like they do in Argentina.
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