social commentary

On sunday, I spent hours being interviewed by an Australian TV crew, about marriage/wedding ceremony in China and its significance in Chinese cultural context. For me, I enjoy such interviews. Apart from the attention, they serve as mental tease. Besides, I love to share what I know about the Chinese culture with broad audience.

Hk literature festival

In HK, enjoying the literature festival. My session on my novel Lotus was moderated by the fabulous and erudite Ian Johnson. Of course it went well. Yesterday I gave a talk to an international school about gender issue. Last night, a dinner (people paying to have dinner with me) was organized for me by Young… Continue reading Hk literature festival

journalism Vs fiction

My last session (and one of the last sessions of the festival in Ubud) was about the relationship between journalism and fiction with Australian lawyer/surfer turned writer Jock Serong, Portuguese poet Anna Weidenhoizer and Indonesian journalist and writer Muhammad Subhan. Every panelist has written both fiction and non-fiction. It was brilliantly moderated by Australian journalist… Continue reading journalism Vs fiction