Having conversation with John Lunn who Scored for Downtown Abby, among other things, at bookworm tonight. He is the easiest person to moderate! Happy to see so many Chinese fans.
Each time I visit my family in Nanjing, I take my mother for an outing. This morning we went to Jiuhuashan 九华山 Park, a little hidden gem. The pagoda here houses the skull cap of renowned Tang Dynasty monk Xuanzang whose journey to India for the Buddhist manuscript inspired the novel The Journey to the… Continue reading Jiuhuashan
Pankaj Mishra, a renowned writer, sent me the attached article about poet Bei Dao because the piece starts with me. Flattered. How I shared Bei Dao’s sentiments! Bei Dao (1).pdf
Speaking at Bridge Cafe in Wudaokou last night, organized by ThinjIN China. What a pleasure to see such a crowds, mostly international students. Thank Martina and Enrico.
The Shard is an iconic building in London near London Bridge. The day before I left England, I had a fancy lunch with a friend inside the building which is where Shanggri-la Hotel is. The terrorist attack over the weekend took place right at the foot of the building! How terrifying. But life must go… Continue reading Shard
My younger daughter Kirsty graduated from British School of Beijing. After the summer, she’ll start a new life in UK. At the graduation ceremony last week, Kirsty gave the best speech, which won the most applauds and the loudest laughter! how I am proud of her. see attached her speech and the pictures at the… Continue reading Kirsty’s graduation speech