Zhenya Xia’s Joyful Art

(Photos took at Art New York 2017) Anybody who first meets Zhenya Xia would be quickly charmed by her. Her penchant for nature, her youthful love and loss, and her defining moment of discovering the true self while studying business in Paris–her stories are familiar, yet unique. Standing in front of “Ya”–one of the most…

Chance

How do we really differ besides our experiences and memories? Christian theology for centuries has made people believe they are each unique from the moment of birth. Sure, I often thought to myself, but only in a superficial sense. People maybe are different, and surely, each self is certainly unique in some sense, but on…

More New Chinese 

The poem on the New Yorker speaks to the continuous supply of new varieties of Chinese cuisines that food-lovers in New York are faced with: the recent new trend seems to be the Hunanese

Beginning to Write

I’ve always wondered what makes one a scholar. Is it the yearning to dig out and speak for the truth? The answer is probably no. In this day and age, when truth itself is deconstructed and constantly problematized in academia, to speak with universal certitude always turns one into a target of criticism. Ironically, outside…