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A common thread: Chinese music and Chinese identity

你问我爱你有多深, 我爱你有几分。 Sounds familiar? From what I observe, many Chinese people, regardless of where they grew up, will know this song. I have never thought of this before, but it seems clearer and clearer to me that Chinese music represents a common centrepiece of Chinese identity. And I don’t mean modern Chinese music. Rather, there …

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Migration is a difficult gamble our ancestors have undertaken

It’s Mother’s Day today and Asian Heritage Month here in Canada. I think it’s a good opportunity to show appreciation for our parents, grandparents and ancestors who have moved from China to places abroad. Migration is difficult and it’s a complete gamble. The prosperous countries today might just be the ones facing strife and poverty …

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