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Ching Ching Tan

“At first, writing in English felt like wearing someone else’s clothes, awkward to my skin, but like a piece of kneading dough entering a cake mold, I grew to fit it over time.”

Born and raised in Southern China, Ching Ching Tan’s journey in America began with studying ESL at community colleges. She is currently a professor in the Department of Communication Studies, teaching public speaking for English learners and interpersonal communication at San Jose State University.


She’s an MFA candidate in Creative Nonfiction and writing her debut memoir. Her personal essays and OpEd have appeared in New England Review, CNN, HuffPost, SFWP, Visible Magazine, Canyon Voices Magazine, among others. Read her publications here.

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