No Short Cuts: To Life & Writing A Personal Essay

  ONCE, WHEN I RETURNED TO CHINA WITH MY FAMILY, WE VISITED ONE OF THE TANG DYNASTY BUDDHIST TEMPLES WHERE MY GREAT-GRANDMOTHER USED TO BRING ME WHEN I WAS A CHILD. I PLANTED MY FIRST FOOT IN THE HALL OF THE FIVE HUNDRED ARHAT, THEIR WOODEN HULKING MASSES LOOMING IN THE DIM LIGHT. SINCE IT […]