Wang or Wang?
Hearts in TaiwanJune 03, 2021x
00:26:4918.46 MB

Wang or Wang?

This one is for everyone whose name is pronounced differently in America than it would be in your family’s original language. Angela and Annie discuss how even a simple name like Wang can be a hallmark of assimilation, a source of trauma, or an opportunity for reclaimed identity.


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America Ruined My Name for Me” by Beth Nguyen

When the Teacher Doesn’t Even Try to Pronounce Your Name” by comedian Tien Tran

Wangs vs the World by Jade Chang - excerpt in our show notes

"Level Up" by Vienna Teng (Spotify)

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