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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“There is a perception that the Chinese started out downtrodden and abused in the 19th century and gradually rose to the top of society as model minorities, and you see them winning Nobel Prizes and getting into our best colleges. But it is not a linear progression. Things don't always get better.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“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.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“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.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Your first duty as a writer is to write to please yourself. And you have no duty towards anyone else.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“This by no means the last word on the Chinese in America. This is my personal interpretation of the 150-year epic history of Chinese in this country.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Not only do people go into Chinese restaurants, but people are more likely to work with other Chinese-Americans, more likely to marry them.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“I may attempt a novel. I think that no matter what you write, it requires being honest with oneself, and you have to pull yourself out of the whirlwind of daily life.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“After working as a journalist I went to a writing program at Johns Hopkins. It was interesting because it was neither journalistic nor historical, but it emphasized writing style, and afterwards I was asked to write my first book.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Men all across China are going to have trouble finding wives in just a few years.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“I have to finish this book tour of almost 30 cities.”

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