Chinese-born Eurasian writer and doctor Han Suyin (centre) in 1960. Photo: Getty Images Chinese-born Eurasian writer and doctor Han Suyin (centre) in 1960. Photo: Getty Images
Chinese-born Eurasian writer and doctor Han Suyin (centre) in 1960. Photo: Getty Images
Jason Wordie
Opinion

Opinion

Then & Now by Jason Wordie

In the past, some Eurasians would ‘pass’ as white to access the associated privilege

  • Some Eurasians in colonial Asia so closely identified with their European side that their Asian heritage was consciously obscured
  • Thankfully, today’s young people are less conflicted by the need for binary choices

Chinese-born Eurasian writer and doctor Han Suyin (centre) in 1960. Photo: Getty Images Chinese-born Eurasian writer and doctor Han Suyin (centre) in 1960. Photo: Getty Images
Chinese-born Eurasian writer and doctor Han Suyin (centre) in 1960. Photo: Getty Images
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