Category Archives: literature

Thursday book talk in Chengdu – Bill Dodson

Bill Dodson The Chengdu Bookworm, part of the famous chain of book stores, will host a book talk by Bill Dodson on his book China Inside Out on Thursday 24…

My quest for personal and political freedom – Zhang Lijia

Zhang Lijia by Fantake via Flickr Celebrity author Zhang Lijia tells in Expressbuzz.com how her now famous book “Socialism is great” came into being. She was still a factory girl…

Zhang Lijia to visit Kovalam festival in India

Zhang Lijia in India Fantake via Flickr Celebrity author Zhang Lijia of the novel “Socialism Is Great!”: A Worker’s Memoir of the New Chinawill be attending the Kovalam literary festival in…

September book tour in Brazil – Zhang Lijia

Image by Fantake via Flickr Our celebrity speaker Zhang Lijia is preparing for her next book tour, this time for her Portuguese translation of “Socialism Is Great!”: A Worker’s Memoir…

2020 emission targets “lowball bid” – Charlie McElwee

Environmental lawyer Charlie McElwee tries to makes sense out of China’s emission targets for 2020 ahead of the Copenhagen summit, and is not happy, he writes in his weblog. A…

Zhang Lijia

Zhang Lijia is a writer, journalist, and social commentator. She is the author of the popular memoir “Socialism is Great!” She is currently working on a book on prostitution in China. She travels from Beijing.

French, Paul

Paul French is former Chief China Market Strategist at Mintel. As a China specialist he has been quoted in a wide variety of publications including the Financial Times, Newsweek, the Wall Street Journal Asia, the South China Morning Post and the LA Times. In 2012 he published the very popular book “Midnight in Peking.” The rights for a TV-show on the book have been sold He travels from Shanghai.