The Essential Chineseness of Ai Wei Wei, Guiseppe Castiglione, and Hung Liu

By Frank H. Wu for the Huffington Post on May 7 2015

Her autobiographical production includes a canvas entitled "Resident Alien." It is a parody of her green card. Her name has been replaced by "Cookie, Fortune." Those in the know would be aware that the iconic end to a Chinese meal in America is very much American: Chinese in China do not serve the snack. It was invented in San Francisco (or perhaps Japan or even Los Angeles by a Japanese American).
In reflecting on her ambiguous status, Liu explained she is constantly "becoming American."

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