Whatever is not commonly seen is condemned as alien.
I don't mind solitude. I love talking to other people, but I do need my space.
The worst... was what the Pakistani soldiers did to the Bengali women after their failed rebellion.
I may attempt a novel. I think that no matter what you write, it requires being honest with oneself, and you have to pull yourself out of the whirlwind of daily life.
There are now hundreds of thousands of new engineers that are being trained in China. If people start finding themselves losing their jobs, not to the Chinese here but because China has become such a dominant force - then there could very well be a backlash.
Racism is always there underneath, but usually it is exploited in these times of economic crisis, and it's hard to find out when one slides into another.
We have to keep in mind that it's not just about the numbers of people who died; it's also the manner which many of these victims met their deaths.
Almost all people have this potential for evil, which would be unleashed only under certain dangerous social circumstances.
I received an honorary doctorate for my work. Maybe one of these works is considered the equivalent of a Ph.D.
I have certainly amassed many historical research gathering skills.
It's a wonderful thing to see a segment of our population that is open and eager to learn more about Chinese culture. It has filtered into the mainstream. You see credit-card ads on TV with white couples and Chinese babies.
For some reason, I seem to be bothered whenever I see acts of injustice and assaults on people's civil liberties. I imagine what I write in the future will follow in that vein. Whether it's fiction or non-fiction.
It is very difficult to hang onto the relics of history.
They probably do have an Asian Barbie.
Your first duty as a writer is to write to please yourself. And you have no duty towards anyone else.
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