Zhu Yi's portrait

“Zuo is a word from the Shanghainese dialect, often used to describe a person—and actually often describes a woman who is high maintenance, hard to please, and always comes up with new ideas. It’s negative because it contradicts with traditional female traits, such as submissive, obedient, and supportive. But I think is good to be zuo because as a woman, it shows you know what you want and don't want from life, and from other people.”

About Zhu Yi

Zhu Yi (she/her) is an award-winning playwright and screenwriter based in New York City, born and raised in Shanghai. Her work has been produced and published around the globe. She is also a producer for TED Conferences, where she has produced six seasons of TED’s first official Chinese language podcast.

See Zhu Yi also in letter H.

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