To All the Classes Taken Before: A Reflection on the Asian American Studies Issue (Winter 2011)

When I interviewed my mother for a class assignment, she told me that in Korea, she stood on the ground. I imagined her body morphed into the thick chestnut trees planted near her grandmother’s countryside home.  In America, my mother added, I float.   A Hmong girl with sepsis. Her parents, refugees from Laos, fleeing from…

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