At age 8, China’s Red Guard took Ping Fu away from her family and sent her to a Chinese Labor Camp, reported Forbes.
“I heard this huge noise in the courtyard and saw the Red Guard. Then I heard my mom crying, saying, ‘She’s so little.’ They grabbed me. I wasn’t even given a chance to hug my mom. I was taken away from Shanghai, the only home I knew.”
Then shortly before she was to graduate from college, she was imprisoned and exiled from China after she wrote her senior thesis on female infanticide. She went to the United States with just the clothes on her back.
In 1997, she launched her tech firm, Geomagic. Her journey is documented in her new memoir, Bend, Not Break. She recently sat down for an interview with Forbes,