Tianjing Zhang is a Chinese transgender woman studying at a university in Japan. She has had to adjust to Japanese culture, but is grateful for the respect of the Japanese people and university shown towards her sexuality, a respect she would not find in…
Lawrence is a student from China who came to the United States for education and moved to the Philippines to become a doctor. He compared the Philippines to the United States in terms of Costco and the American values the store represents.
Candice Dea was brought the the United States by her parents from rural China when she was fifteen to give her political and economic opportunities she wouldn't have had in China. Following her love of children and helping people, Candice began a career…
This story is about the narrator's parents leaving China to escape the daily political repression they experienced there. They moved to Canada and then the United States, having to start over their careers from scratch while starting a family.
Alexa Brill was born in China in 1996. She was adopted at 9 months old and grew up in Seymour, Wisconsin. Alexa studied sociology and economics at St. Norbert College in DePere, Wisconsin.
Derwin Halim was born in Jakarta, Indonesia in 1980. After graduating from high school, he moved to Minnesota in 1998 to pursue higher education, joining his older sister who was already living and studying in Minnesota. He studied at Normandale Community…
Melissa Kwon was born and raised in California and later moved to Minnesota. Her paternal grandparents immigrated to the US from China via Angel Island. She is a third and fourth generation Chinese American.
Crystal Young was born and lived in Lijiang, Yunnan province, China. She was a well-known singer there who owned her own bar. Her second husband was a U.S. military officer whom she married in 1995. They moved to Seattle, Washington. She was later…
Meng Zhang was born in Xi’an, China in 1987. She graduated from Xi’an Polytechnic University. She and her family came to the United States on February 14, 2014.