Counselor and author
Raymond M. Wong knows what it is to be an outsider. He left Hong Kong at the age of five to come to America with his mother. When he returned to Hong Kong at the age of thirty-three in 1996, he met a father he didn’t recognize. They couldn’t talk to each other because they spoke different languages. He encountered a people and a country as foreign as the Cantonese he could no longer comprehend. The trip back to the city where he was born changed his life, and he wrote a memoir about the experience. It took him seventeen years and countless revisions and submissions to agents and editors to find a publisher for his book, I’m Not Chinese: The Journey from Resentment to Reverence.