This week's interview was a complete surprise. When Nancy Zhou came over to my place for lunch, the plan was to hang out and catch up, but as we started to tell our respective Beijing arrival stories, I simply had to turn on the microphone and capture hers! Nancy was born in Beijing, but moved to Sacramento when she was 11, switched to Los Angeles for college, and stayed there for several years afterwards. Then, a family illness brought her back to Beijing for a visit- but the Sichuan earthquake in 2008 kept her here, and even forced a career change. Nancy shares what it was like to go from living in China, to growing up American, then to coming back as an adult. It's a complex story that challenges typical notions of identity and definitions of "home."

 

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