A Tale of Two Chinese in Italy

FT.com Chinese columnist Xu Zhiyuan (許知遠) wrote a story about a Chinese emigrant’s perspective on life and that of his son since they landed in Rome, Italy seven years ago. While the father fully appreciates the comfort and opportunities his new place of domicile has to offer and thoroughly enjoys his new experiences, the son struggles to find his true identity and station in life in the strange land, often depressed by unhappy personal experiences which he believes have something to do with his ethnicity.

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