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From China to the US- guest on Cruise with Bruce talks China

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Chinese citizen moves to the United States...

Listen to this episode of Cruise with Bruce host Bruce Oliver as he talks to ZHONG-HUA LU and his wife ELLEN GRAF about growing up in China's Shandong Province during the Cultural Revolution. Find out how life has changed since leaving China to live in the West.


Ellen Graf is a writer and sculptor, winner of 2009 NYFA fellowship in non-fiction, a 2005 Ludwig Vogelstein Grant for writing, and a first place in the 2010 New Millennium non-fiction competition. Her essays on language and the fluidity of identity have appeared in the New York Times, New Millennium, Vocabula.com., and NPR’s recently released This I Believe: On Love.  She holds an MFA in creative writing from Bennington College.


Zhong-Hua Lu is from Shandong Province, China where he grew up during the Cultural Revolution. He is now an American citizen. Zhona-Hua is a consultant in Chinese business culture and ethics and is studying to complete a degree in the medical field. He also teaches tai chi and brush painting.