Eurasian, But Don't Feel Eurasian

I am half Chinese, half British. My Chinese father is very 'whitewashed' after having lived in the UK for more than 30 years. As a result I have had very little experience of Chinese culture and I do not know the language. My father tried to teach me, but I was too young at the time to be very interested in it. I wish he hadn't given up so easily. Although my husband says my attitude is very Chinese, I feel more or less 100% British apart from my appearance. I would love to feel more in touch with the other half of myself! Does anyone here feel the same?

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2 Responses Mar 9, 2009

I'm Eurasian and I don't feel the same but I do understand where you're coming from. Maybe you can try to pick up a little of the language now, or take a trip to China? I know it must be difficult to feel you're disconnected with the people whom you associate yourself with but it's always worth a shot to try and start somewhere, right?

My father was also Chinese and he was also "whitewashed" though his reasons were a little different.. I think he as rather desperate to try to fit in as he migrated to Australia young. I also find that I am rather "asian" in my mannerisms and attitudes despite my white upbrining... you are not alone don't worry..