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Some say this is the best time to tell a minority story. Indeed. But who gets to tell the story? Exactly what does it mean to represent a community? Or what can be counted as an authentic narrative? Can a culture be represented over a certain mannerism, a specific decoration, or an idiomatic pattern of behavior?

Do I have to embrace my own culture as well as the cliche representations the world is feeding me? Or, if I do tell a story of my own culture, am I exploiting it and creating yet another spectacle for the audiences?

Alex Jiang

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