• Chinese Americans, when you try to understand what things in you are Chinese, how do you separate what is peculiar to childhood, to poverty, insanities, one family, your mother who marked your growing with stories, from what is Chinese? What is Chinese tradition and what is the movies?

    Maxine Hong Kingston, Paul Skenazy, Tera Martin (1998). “Conversations with Maxine Hong Kingston”, p.11, Univ. Press of Mississippi