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Joy Zhu

Joy is Hong Kong's Angelus Novus, abandoning China's glorious sinofuturism for Soviet Russia's revolutionary avant-garde. She is graduating senior of Middlebury majoring in comparative literature, with a focus in German and Russian. Her work may be found here: http://tzhu.middcreate.net
When the travel ban was first announced, I was studying abroad in Berlin and preparing to fly to Boston for an undergraduate conference. I’m from Hong Kong, not from any of the banned countries, but emails sent from my American college’s International Student and Scholar Office warning us to minimize unnecessary travels outside of the United States still triggered my worries. I knew that this would not be the last of the changes that...