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February 25, 1990 | EDWARD IWATA, Iwata is a free-lance journalist based in San Francisco. This article is adapted from a book of autobiographical essays he is writing
It was a brilliant spring day. While trade wars dominated the news in Tokyo, my parents and I journeyed into the rural heart of our ancestral homeland to find a past we had lost so long ago. For the first time, we were meeting relatives who live on the rice farms our ancestors have owned since the feudal 18th Century. Amazingly, they've preserved the tradition of handing down the family homestead, the honke , from generation to generation, from parent to eldest son.
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February 25, 1990 | EDWARD IWATA, Iwata is a free-lance journalist based in San Francisco. This article is adapted from a book of autobiographical essays he is writing
It was a brilliant spring day. While trade wars dominated the news in Tokyo, my parents and I journeyed into the rural heart of our ancestral homeland to find a past we had lost so long ago. For the first time, we were meeting relatives who live on the rice farms our ancestors have owned since the feudal 18th Century. Amazingly, they've preserved the tradition of handing down the family homestead, the honke , from generation to generation, from parent to eldest son.
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July 1, 1990
The point of Edward Iwata's article describing the feud between Asian-American writers Maxine Hong Kingston and Frank Chin ("Word Warriors," June 24) was well-taken. It struck me as a fitting parallel to the overwhelming alienation that dominates the power struggle between the sexes in our society today. As a writer, I can appreciate the courage and dedication both authors share to commit their visions to paper. Both have been willing to face and rename the ghosts and demons of their Chinese souls.
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January 15, 1990
World attention riveted on China in 1989 as the country underwent the throes of a massive political upheaval. Across the strait in Taiwan, islanders also tried to map out their futures, with some staying to fight for political change while others sought their fortunes overseas. In Hong Kong, the specter of 1997, when the British colony reverts to Communist Chinese rule, set the pace for investments and emigration as the colony braced itself for a major political transition.
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