American Go E-Journal

Go Spotting: “As borders closed, I became trapped in my Americanness”

Monday June 28, 2021

“In my memory 爷爷 (grandfather) was always alone in his room, playing cards. In the afternoons he played go; in the evening, mahjong.” In “As borders closed, I became trapped in my Americanness’: China, the US and me” Angela Qian explores the distances — physical, cultural and generational — between her and relatives back in China. “I’ve long nursed vague plans of moving back to China for a few years, to solidify my place there,” she writes, “But with each year that passes in the US, such a move gets harder and harder to make.”

  • The Guardian, May 6; thanks to David Matson for passing this along.
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