"...And, always these dreams came peopled by strange men and women,
whom I could not characterize as white, black, European, African or Asian.
They were of mixed breed. After living in the great cultural cauldron that is New York,
perhaps I had come to comprehend that there is no such thing as being "American",
" Chinese" or " Korean". In time, all these culture and traditions metamorphosize
into a contemporary melange, acquiring a complete new meaning, life and
identify of their own..." -Sheena X. Liu