Huan Hsu

Huan Hsu lives in New York. His first book, The Porcelain Thief, will be published by Crown/Random House next year.

The Good Word
Feb. 21 2012 5:05 PMNo More Chinks in the ArmorThe Jeremy Lin controversy suggests it’s time to retire the phrase for good.
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April 27 2009 6:04 PMThe Name's Du Xiao Hua, But Call Me SteveWhat's up with Chinese people having English names?
Sports Nut
June 2 2009 11:37 AMWanted: Insane Tennis ParentsThe only way to end America's Grand Slam drought.
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July 23 2008 6:56 AMDear Michael ChangYou ruined my tennis career. Thanks for nothing.

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Two Damn Good, Very Different Movies About Soldiers Returning From War

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Americans do. But when blacks exhibit the same behaviors as others, it becomes part of a greater black pathology. 

Why a Sketch of Chelsea Manning Is Stirring Up Controversy

How Worried Should Poland, the Baltic States, and Georgia Be About a Russian Invasion?

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