The three interviews included in this section were all conducted with people whose origins, or whose parents’ origins, were mainland China.

Professor Hsin-Huang Michael Hsiao, whom I had met before, is the Head of the Academia Sinica and professor at the University of Taiwan in Taipei.

Professor Agnes Shu-Kei Ku was Associate Dean in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology at the time.