Kay Wang had a reputation for being strong-willed—a reputation she earned as a child.
When this interview was recorded, Kay was 87 years old, and reluctantly answered questions from her son, Cheng, and granddaughter, Chen.
Just weeks after their conversation, Kay Wang died of cancer.
StoryCorps asked Cheng and Chen to come back into the studio and record a tribute to Kay—and we’ve turned that into an animated short, “No More Questions!”
Originally aired July 18, 2008, on NPR’s Morning Edition.