Why Do Die-hard Stereotypes Continue to ...

I gave a lecture about Chinese immigrants in mid-July in Tokyo, basing my talk on the writing of my novel Excess Baggage and my experience of living in Beijing for over seven years. I focused my talk on the need for people to update their stale images about China and the Chinese of today, particular in light of the breakneck development of China‚Äôs economy in just three short decades.   In the Q and A session, a gentleman from the audience asked me why in this day and age, when information is readily available at our fingertips via the Internet, that some of these...