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The baggage we carry

Diversity is a defining characteristic of our fractured times and novelist/essayist Gish Jen ("Typical American"), who was raised in a Chinese-American family in the U.S., seems particularly suited to discuss it. Indeed, Jen has already started a dialogue about the East-West dichotomy in an earlier nonfiction title, "Tiger Writing: Art, Culture, and the Independent Self." This book is a transcript of Jen's William E. Massey, Sr. Lectures in the History of American Civilization delivered at Harva

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