Monday, June 4, 2018
Richmond News "Best of Richmond" Special Feature
I am honored to be among the 20 Richmondites (and the only writer) profiled in Richmond News' special feature "Best of Richmond" dated May 31, 2018. One question I was asked was which city I would compare Richmond to, and my answer was, your guessed it, Hong Kong. To me, both cities seem to share positive and negative traits. The positives would include a vibrant cosmopolitan culture, commercial success and cultural diversity; the glaring negatives would comprise affordable housing problem, acute materialism and lukewarm interest in literary reading.
I've dug out from my files the 2006 Richmond News interview about my non-fiction book Land and the Ruling Class in Hong Kong.