A blog about my experience growing up with both Taiwanese and African heritage, and my love for classic Chinese music,arts and culture.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Halloween 2011.....................


Anonymous said...

Lovely photos, very interesting blog too! Bookmarked! :D
I love reading blogs of people from all kinds of background, and I found yours the most facinating of them all, being from a mixed-race multicultural background.

I actually found your blog from googling "Lou Jing" (the chinese african american girl who sang in the talent show that "started" a controversy in China)

Reading your blog (and comments), I think it is unfair to say China is a racist society. Generally I would say China is a far more tolerant society than America. Case in point – how many race related hate crimes happen in America DAILY ?? (http://topics.nytimes.com/top/reference/timestopics/subjects/h/hate_crimes/index.html) And compare that to how many in China? Remember, China has 4.5 times MORE people than America, almost entirely homogeneous (90% Han, 99.9% east asians) and has only “beginning” to expose to the outside world for the past 2 decades (Think 1930 America), it “should” have far more hate crimes than America statistically. But it doesn’t.

I found it sad that many people ignore these facts, and believe in the western media bias to portray China as the “most racist and intolerant society”. Sure it is far from being perfect, but it certainly is not as bad these media had portrayed.

BTW, just out of curiosity, I rarely seen your mom in your blog and never seen her with your dad in it. Are they still married?
I know its a very private affair if you don't want to talk about it I can totally understand. I am just hugely curious about the interracial marriage aspect and growing up in such environment.

Anonymous said...

You should read this piece about Lou Jing by Malcolm Moore from the Telegraph who is Shanghai Correspondent, on location.


Akum said...

The photos are amazing! I am glad I found your blog.