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What Do You Get?

My personal stories of growing up in China, leaving home, and finding a new one in the US.

Sometimes, I’ll share the books that have helped me cope with homesickness, find new identities, and make sense of the world.

I also hope to share other people’s stories through interviews and conversations in the future.

About Me

I grew up in China and moved to the United States when I was 18. I started writing film reviews during college and always love talking about good films and books with people. During the day, I am a staff member at Knight-Hennessy Scholars at Stanford University.

I have a BA in History from the College of William & Mary and an MA in Higher Education from the University of Michigan.

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If we share common professional interests, feel free to connect with me on LinkedIn and let me know in your invitation that you found me on Substack.

— Yuezhong (click here for name pronunciation)

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I write about growing up in China and finding home in the U.S., stories that bring me joy, make me think, move me to tears, and the tiny thoughts I have to share with the world.


I write about many things personal: growing up in China and finding home in the U.S., the bittersweetness of a life between two cultures, and the stories that gave me strength along the way, from books, films, and real life.