Monday, February 25, 2013
About This Site
Many people have spoken up.
At Amazon, in online forums, at comment sections of every media report that still allows commenting, people are speaking up with passion, sadness, and anger. They surprised Fu Ping and her publisher who saw their book sales suddenly tanking. They embarrassed elite media personalities who chose to be Fu Ping's uncritical cheerleaders. They shocked the world... no, that did not happen. "The world" simply hasn't caught up to this new social phenomenon.
That's because these people were normally invisible, as they still are. For the most part, they are middle-aged professionals who were born in China and grew up in her tumultuous years. They have left their home country decades ago and settled into comfortable lives abroad, mostly in the United States of America. They actually fit into the prevailing stereotypes of Chinese-Americans: diligent, industrious, risk-averse and never a trouble-maker.
When Fu Ping, one of their own, published her autobiography and conducted numerous media interviews telling a life story that is not only foreign but outlandish to them, however, they could no longer keep their silence. No, you are lying. They said.
Fu Ping perhaps made her second biggest mistake in launching a media blitz attacking them as a part of conspiracy sponsored by the Chinese government, "a smear campaign," and lately, "internet terrorism." She and her cohorts labeled them "Chinese Nationalists," questioning their citizenship and loyalty. It did not help when most of the elite media fell in line behind her, displaying their ignorance, arrogance, and racist attitudes for the whole world to see.
But the quiet Chinese-Americans have spoken up. They are not going back to their silence and "polite manner." They live in a country that values freedom and honesty. They can no longer tolerate lies in the name of political correctness.
They have joined forces with their compatriots all over the world to analyze, research, and document the facts and fictions in Fu Ping's story. They exhibit a kind of independent and critical thinking that puts many of those "investigative journalists" who had previously covered Fu Ping's story to a great shame.
But most importantly, with their unique grass-root challenge to the elite western media, the Chinese-American community is finding her own voice, at last.
This site intends to be an archive of this historical happening.