Ruonan Zheng

Ruonan Zheng recorded oral histories for the Coney Island History Project in 2019, when she was a New York-based bilingual reporter. Her focus is on narrative journalism and working on producing her own documentary on humans of New York. Her real interests lie in the personal histories of local communities and how they transcend time and space to impact people now. Born and raised in Beijing and currently working as a journalist there, Ruonan has a B.A. in Communication Studies from Luther College. She is fluent in Mandarin and English.

Interviews

Artist who used traditional Chinese paper cutting to create public art in Bay Parkway subway station
This interview was conducted and recorded in Mandarin Chinese. Read Ruonan Zheng's transcript and translation below: 该采访是用普通话中文进行并录制的。请阅读以下郑若楠的采访原文及翻译: Song Xin is the creator of Tree of Life, a public art piece installed in the mezzanine window...
A filmmaker and film editor from Taiwan living in Brighton Beach
This interview was conducted and recorded in Mandarin Chinese. Read Ruonan Zheng's transcript and translation below: 该采访是用普通话中文进行并录制的。请阅读以下郑若楠的采访原文及翻译: Yanglun Hsiao, a filmmaker and film editor from Taiwan, has lived in Brooklyn off and on since...