He grew up in a predominantly white suburban town in California.
His parents would take him travelling around the world for work since he was a child.
Then one day, he stumbled upon a movie - “Enter the Dragon” (starring Bruce Lee) that would strike his fancy about another world - China.
That’s where Zak Dychtwald decided to go right after he graduated from Columbia University six years ago. Without a word of Chinese or a drop of Chinese blood, he went in search of himself.
Check out my interview with Zak in a 2-part series “This Chinese Life: As a 28 year old white American in China” (Part 2 will be released 9/18).
Currently, Zak Dychtwald is author of “Young China - how the restless generation will change their country and the world.”
He is CEO/Founder of “Young China Group” - a think tank offering educational and cultural insight about millennials in China and America. He splits his time between New York and Chengdu.
Music and Audio Credits:
Brad McCarthy's "One in a Billion Theme"
Andy G. Cohen's Oxygen Mask
Philipp Weigl's "Even When We Fall"
Chris Zabriskie's "Your Mother's Daughter"
Bruce Lee's "Enter the Dragon"
John Boswell's "Bruce Lee Remix- Be Water My Friend"