Reading Asian American Literature 唐人寫書

I’ve got this book On Hold: Hollow Bamboo

New-to-me debuting author William Seto Ping (Instagram @thepingtothepong) has a novel (memoir? autofic?) came out on February 21, 2023 and I’m looking forward to getting my hands on a library copy. William Ping is based in St. John’s, Newfoundland, which is farther east and more remote than I come from and that is a unique setting compared to the relative plenty stories set in Toronto and Vancouver and in-between. He also titled the novel Hollow Bamboo which is the meaning (if not direct translation) of 竹升 / zuk1 sing1, the name of this website, the name I was called as a CBC (Canadian-born Chinese) displaying to Hong Kong-born classmates that I’m neither here nor there when measured against Chinese from China.

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