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— by Yiyan Zheng 鄭怡嫣: Susan Chinsen is an ABC: not American born Chinese, but Africa born. Her paternal great-grandfather settled in Rhodesia, which is now Zimbabwe, attracted by the gold rush in the Transvaal. Like the Chinese diaspora who came to America to build infrastructure, her maternal grandfather helped the Portuguese build railroads and ports in Mozambique…

Image: Susan Chinsen, director of the Boston Asian American Film Festival, uses art for community building, courtesy of Yiyan Zheng

June 21, 2019