Launching Lotus in New York on Feb 1, 2017

Lijia Zhang and her new book Lotus will be at the Barnes & Noble on 82nd Street and Broadway on February 1 at 7 PM. Here is the event description: Author Event (Fiction) Wednesday February 01, 2017 7:00 PM Inspired by the secret life of author Lijia Zhang’s grandmother, Lotus follows a young woman torn… Continue reading Launching Lotus in New York on Feb 1, 2017

great Linguist Zhou Youguang dies at 111

I had the pleasure and honour to interview this remarkable man back in 1998 for "China Remembers", an oral history of PRC. see below the interview. A Devotion That Goes Beyond Words South China Morning Post Zhou Youguang, now 94, is the chief inventor of the Pinyin system of romanisation. He gave up a career… Continue reading great Linguist Zhou Youguang dies at 111