Professor Chai Readies New Book, Tells Story on Becoming Writer

Monday, October 22, 2018

GOLDEN GATE XPRESS -- The proposal for the collection of short stories came at an appropriate time when a particular presidential candidate was in the headlines for making dark remarks towards immigrants. “This was my act of resistance. I put it together in 2016 during the presidential primary. When a certain candidate started making really, really ugly anti-immigrant remarks,” Chai said.

In today’s political climate, it’s important to elaborate on issues that matter. “In today’s political climate, my writing vacillates between the necessity to maintain a political undertone,” said Andrea Garcia, a Creative Writing major.

Chai’s body of work has stemmed a lot from her endeavors and connections to her culture. Chai is a product of a refugee; her father fled to America during the Chinese Civil War to escape the madness. She took those experiences from her family and her own life as inspiration for her writing.