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You Look So Chinese!

Can a person look more, or less, Chinese? Apparently I can.

Mott Street in Chinatown, New York City, circa 1950. Photo: Harvey Meston/Archive Photos/Getty Images.

“You look so Chinese!”

Has anyone ever said that to you?

My mother occasionally said it to me, and the odd thing is, both she and my father were Chinese. So there’s nothing surprising about the fact that I look Chinese. But what about “so” Chinese? Can a person look more, or…

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#StopAsianHate is a blog from Medium chronicling the xenophobia and anti-Asian racism that plagues America. With essays from the AAPI community and beyond, it’s a space for readers and thinkers to explore the joys, challenges, and complexities of the Asian American experience.

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