A copy is often thought to always be deficient and derivative of its original so what does that mean for an individual whose life and citizenship is a copy? Supported by the Chinese government with the intention of urbanization and alternative tourism, Chinese developers have built fake American cities along with their respective landmarks and towns. Bianca Bosker, an author of the book, Original Copies, describes how Chinese Imperial emperors celebrated the conquest of rival kingdoms by building replicas of their palaces within their own capital cities. The current “duplitecture” trends stem from a deeply embedded Chinese notion of mimicry as a form of conquest. For the people and the cities that have lost their homes in the name of progress, a constant negotiation between the worlds they knew and their new import worlds are inevitable and perpetual. By weaving the stories and documents collected from Manhattan in USA and Manhattan in Tianjin city together, New Yorks questions a notion of home and our perpetual anxieties over a sense of belonging.