By Shelley Zhang

Shelley Zhang writes about China and being Chinese in America at The China Girls. She also contributes her searing wit to the satirical news show China Uncensored. You can find her on Twitter.

  1. My mother wanted to stay in America. She would say later that when she got off the plane, she felt like even the air in America was free. My father thought we should go back to China. After all, the Chinese government had given him the scholarship to come to America to get his PhD, and he was supposed to go back and use his knowledge to help the motherland. This was the

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