New Feature on EastEast
In an essay for EastEast's current issue (NO)BORDERS, Zhu Xiaowen contributed an essay, reflecting the meaning of Chinese silks to one immigrant family’s emotional past.
Artist and writer Zhu Xiaowen is the author of Oriental Silk, a documentary and a book. They are dedicated to an eponymous emporium, the first Chinese silk importing business on the West Coast of the United States since China’s Cultural Revolution. In an essay for EastEast, Zhu Xiaowen talk about her work and the meaning of Chinese silks to one immigrant family’s emotional past.
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