Wednesday, August 27, 2014

American-born Chinese

In Taiwan, ABCs (American-born Chinese), CBCs (Canadian-born Chinese) and other-BCs have unique situations they must face here. It's a bit difficult to explain unless you've lived in Taiwan, but someone posted the following succinct explanation on

ABC wants to teach English => no way, he is not a foreigner!

ABC can't speak Chinese => what a traitor! / shameful Banana! / Americanized!

ABC becomes a celebrity => the pride of Taiwan!

ABC misbehaves => what a disgusting foreigner! foreigner foreigner !!