My latest oped in South China Morning Post, arguing downgrading English in China is unwise right now. https://www.scmp.com/comment/opinion/article/3087565/why-downgrading-english-boost-chinas-cultural-confidence-bad-idea
After all these years, I am still pleased to myself being quoted, especially in a publication such as New Yorker. https://www.newyorker.com/news/daily-comment/china-declares-victory-over-both-the-coronavirus-and-critics-of-the-communist-party-at-the-biggest-political-event-of-the-year
https://www.scmp.com/comment/opinion/article/3080321/coronavirus-pandemic-natures-wake-call-humans-who-have-lost-their A commentary piece in today’s SCMP about the lessons we can learn from China’s indigenous Daoism, co-authored by me and my good friend Chen Xia, a top expert on Daoism.
At panel discussion to mark International Women’s Day last night at China Exchange, with the theme ‘collective individualism’. It was a joint event involving IoD City, Women in the Livery section of the City Livery Club, Women Icebreakers of The 48 Group Club , ASEAN UK Business Forum ( AUBF ) and Mulan Foundation Network.… Continue reading Iwd
I’ve just returned from attending the book fair in Vilnius. My novel Lotus has just been published in Lithuanian. I am pleased to report the trip was both enjoyable and successful. My event, introduced by the Lithuanian ambassador to China, the fabulous Ina Marciulionyte, was packed. And according to my publisher, the queue for my… Continue reading Book fair on Lithuania
I’ve been enjoying myself in Vilnius. After my arrival yesterday afternoon, I was met by my publisher, taken into a grand old hotel called Shakespeare, started interviews straight away. And a few receptions. How lovely to be looked after and to receive all these attention. Oh yes, excited to see the Lithuania edition of Lotus.
So busy in China, I didn’t even have time to post on social media. I was in Shanghai for a week, during which time I had six events. It started well on Sunday the 8th at M with a full-house. There I talked about the stories of my family, which illustrate the changing role of… Continue reading My events packed week in Shanghai