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HarveyK


Dec 24, 2009, 3:34 PM

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We Americans are never tired of agenda-driven fiction that makes our enemies look bad, whether it's a stereotypical portrayal of Asian women suffering in phallocentric patriachal communist China or a chronicle of China's long history of human rights violations. Yes, you have a chance if you have something to add to this. Iowa recently found a niche for this kind of fiction along with a new brand of "ethnic fiction". So you probably have a better chance with Iowa than the other top programs.


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Dec 24, 2009, 6:19 PM

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Sounds dubious. What is the "new" brand of ethnic fiction? How does it differ from the old?


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lostleaf


Dec 25, 2009, 2:12 AM

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I can imagine that Americans would be interested in Chinese culture from a different perspective, so I do intend to write stories that reflect current Chinese lives, at least the generation I'm living in and the experiences and events I witness. But I guess I shouldn't be like "against" my country just to attract American attention. lol. I'd keep my writing more personal.


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lostleaf


Dec 25, 2009, 2:16 AM

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Thank you for the information, it gives me real encouragement! I'll keep working hard.


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lostleaf


Dec 25, 2009, 2:25 AM

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I checked out the two websites. I guess everything is possible. Thanks!


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HarveyK


Dec 27, 2009, 7:31 PM

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Sounds dubious. What is the "new" brand of ethnic fiction? How does it differ from the old?


Uh? Are you saying that you're tired of Chinese food? I was referring to some ethnic writers who diss or distance themselves from other ethnic writers despite the fact they're playing within almost the same set of genre conventions.


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Dec 27, 2009, 8:14 PM

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You said:

We Americans are never tired of agenda-driven fiction that makes our enemies look bad...Iowa recently found a niche for this kind of fiction along with a new brand of "ethnic fiction".

And I'm asking what is this new brand of 'ethnic fiction' and how does it differ from the old...

Writers distancing themselves from writers does not explain this new category.

(Not that I agree there's really an 'ethnic fiction' genre).



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HarveyK


Dec 27, 2009, 10:16 PM

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Not much different but pretend to be different, let's put this way: a China Man trying to be real cool.

Junior, had a good Xmas? Let's not be argumentative.


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Dec 28, 2009, 9:44 AM

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Junior, had a good Xmas? Let's not be argumentative.


Now that is genuinely funny.


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Dec 28, 2009, 11:48 AM

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Ok. I was just trying to figure out what you meant.

When someone suggests that literary fiction is just as rule-bound as genre fiction, I immediately want to know more.

Also I wondered how the new genre might compare to the the very old, very wise ethnic fiction of my avatar:

Lois Lane's I Am Curious: Black.

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lostleaf


Feb 27, 2010, 12:23 PM

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Who doesn't hate GRE...especially international students! I'm from China and i took the exam in 2008, got a fairly okay score for my application this year so i don't have to take it again, what a relief!
How's your application process going?


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Katevey


Feb 28, 2010, 10:08 PM

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Lostleaf: This is a sincere, curiosity question not just for China or Chinese International Students: why doesn't China, other countries - European, South American, Russian, Asian - try to have programs more U.S. American students seek? We are always told our Universities seek out international students because true academia needs diversity, isn't that then true for all universities?


lostleaf


Feb 28, 2010, 10:25 PM

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Isn't thas so true?! I guess it's because since the basic subjects are pretty much the same in all countries unless you need to study a different culture or a different language, you just don't go to another country. however, another reason might be that the US have so many world-class schools that are just too attractive, lol. Actually, in China, people consider going abroad a valuable experience to add in their resume. Of course, it would be better if you had a degree from a prestigious American university, but other European countries might work as well, except if you'd have to learn another language.


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Pedro Eler


Mar 1, 2010, 3:52 PM

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Lostleaf: This is a sincere, curiosity question not just for China or Chinese International Students: why doesn't China, other countries - European, South American, Russian, Asian - try to have programs more U.S. American students seek? We are always told our Universities seek out international students because true academia needs diversity, isn't that then true for all universities?


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