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A Conversation With MacArthur Fellow Writer Yiyun Li

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By Vanessa Wang Yiyun Li grew up in Beijing and came to America in 1996 to pursue a PhD in immunology. But instead of completing the PhD program, she discovered her love for writing and joined the prestigious Iowa’s Writers’ Workshop. “English is not my first language, but it is my first writing language,” Li tells us. “It was partly …

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Stories from Vietnam: Local Philanthropist Pens Touching Memoir

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 Rosemary Lauer is a local philanthropist and founder of the non-profit Devotion to Children. She recently penned a book with Scott Beller titled Beggars or Angels about her unique experience arriving to the United States from her war-torn country, Vietnam. Below is an excerpt from her book: Chapter 1    Everything Happens for a Reason Growing up in Vietnam, I knew …

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On “Pigtails in Politics”: Scott D. Seligman discusses his biography The First Chinese American: The Remarkable Life of Wong Chin Foo

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By Tamara Treichel   Think Frank Abagnale’s life in Catch Me If You Can is exciting, full of shape-shifting, danger, suspense and a sprinkling of romance? Then compare Wong Chin Foo’s life. Wong Chin Foo (1847-1898) was a real man with the flair of a Chinese American trickster hero, and he is brought back to life in Scott D. Seligman’s …

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