Words to live by

“If the relative freedom in intellectual work that the Chinese living in the liberal West enjoy is a privilege, Chinese intellectuals must use this privilege as truthfully and as tactically as they can — not merely to speak as exotic minors, but to fight the crippling effects of Western imperialism and Chinese paternalism at once.”

Against the Lures of Diaspora by Rey Chow

Man, if she ever taught at my university . . .