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"Find a Chinese Wife Now," Thanks to Ads by Google

Deanna Fei | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Deanna Fei

After I wrote my first blog post here, I felt a certain sense of satisfaction. I felt like I'd excavated something difficult about ethnicity and gender and literature and identity. Imagine my shock when I saw the ads by Google.

I Called Amy Tan A Dirty Word--And Then She Friended Me

Deanna Fei | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Deanna Fei

When I said that "Amy Tan" had become a dirty word, I meant it in the full sense: a taboo, a line drawn in the sand, a barrier to understanding. I don't know if that came through.