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Gish Jen

Gish Jen, born Lillian Jen (Chinese: 任璧蓮; pinyin: Rén Bìlián) in 1955, is a contemporary American writer.

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    ... if there’s a house, then there is a wall ... between them and the outside world. The ideal is to stay inside and to never have to go out, and the whole idea of staying home is really important. I think men do get out, but it is not glamorized the way it is here in America, where the big story is to ride out and go someplace and to travel.
    Gish Jen (b. 1956)

    Here I sit down to form characters. One I intend to be all goodness; All goodness he is. Another I intend to be all gravity; All gravity he is. Another Lady Gish; All Lady Gish she is. I am all the while absorbed in the character. It is not fair to say—I, identically I, am anywhere, while I keep within the character.
    Samuel Richardson (1689–1761)

    When I think about why I would be a writer, why I should continue to be a writer, it seems to me one of the few things you can do where you’re never bored.
    —Gish Jen (b. 1956)