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My Father's Land

Meilin Ching

in Cultural Curiosity

Published by University of California Press

Published in print November 2001 | ISBN: 9780520223400
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520924918 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520223400.003.0006
My Father's Land

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Meilin Ching is a half-Chinese/half-Colombian who grew up in the United States. She details the discrimination she experienced during her younger years and tells of how strict her father is with his rules, the strange dishes he cooks, and his high regard for education. Meilin also tells of her experience during her first visit to China, with her family, and her second visit making a special trip to his father's home town. She notes that although her parents' courtship sounds romantic, their marriage was always a big struggle for her, for her parents had many differences of opinion on how their children should be raised.

Keywords: Meilin Ching; Chinese; Colombian; United States; China; opinions; raising children

Chapter.  6582 words. 

Subjects: Asian History

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