Dec 6, 2020 • 1HR 34M

Ep.14: The Journey Here - A Conversation with Haocheng Wang

Open in playerListen on);
The Spark is a podcast that explores what it means to traverse cultures and share stories that intersect Chinese and American culture to interrupt barriers and create connections. The Spark is a cultural haven - A space held by a friendship between two women from two different countries, meeting at the point where their cultures, identities and stories intersect. Their conversations are grounded in transparency as they move beyond previous perceptions and ideas of the other to form deep connections as human beings first. 这是一个由两个来自不同文化背景的女生创造的广播平台。Amy Tianyi Zhao (微博:赵枣儿Amy)虽然来自中国,但她的教育背景和生活履历让她与西方文化产生了强烈的共鸣。Megan Dowaliby 虽然来自美国,但来自中国的老公让她对中国产生了浓厚的兴趣。两个完全不同的女生在一张传统中国餐桌上相遇。语言的交流引发了思想的碰撞。在那次晚餐两年后的今天,火花电台诞生。我们相信,一个人的国籍,以及其居住地并不能代表TA的文化身份。在一个全球化的时代,我们在不同文化中看到自己的影子,每个人都可能是很多文化交流和互动的产物。我们希望通过她们的对话和讨论,加深人们对“跨文化”身份的认同,赋予人们了解世界的激情和力量,最终达到促进世界,尤其是中美两国互相理解的进程。
Episode details

The second guest on The Spark podcast is someone who Amy’s heard about most of her life, but Meg met him first. The Spark literally wouldn’t exist if it weren’t for this guest. Because of him, Amy and Meg met in the first place. Haocheng Wang is a prosecutor for the State of Montana and Meg’s husband. 13 years ago he came to the United States as an exchange student where he began building a dual life between China and the United States becoming not only bilingual, but bicultural and finding his own place in the world while balancing life between cultures. His journey here wasn’t an easy one, but to him, it was all worth it. Meg 先一步在大学期间遇见了Amy从小“听着”长大的“朋友家的孩子”。如果没有他,The Spark 火花电台就不会存在——他是促成Amy和Meg相遇的原因。Haocheng Wang不仅是美国蒙大拿州的一名检察官,他同时也是Meg的丈夫。13年前,作为来美交换生的他开始了在中美两国间往返的生活。在这过程中,他不仅成为了一个精通双语以及两国文化的人,他更是在这一切混乱和机遇中找到了属于自己的平衡点,建立了自己想要的生活。虽然Haocheng的征程并非轻而易举,而于他而言,所有的努力都很值得。