Women write the future:
Suffragettes, Writers, Activists
17.08., godz. 18:00
Lijia Zhang is a factory worker turned writer/social commentator/public speaker. One of the few Chinese who write regularly in English for international publications, her articles have appeared in The Guardian, The South China Morning Post, Newsweek and The New York Times. She is the author of the critically acclaimed memoir Socialism Is Great! about her rocket factory experience, and her debut novel, Lotus, on prostitution in contemporary China, was published by Macmillan and was featured on BBC radio’s World Book Club. She is a recipient of the prestigious International Writer’s Program of the University of Iowa fellowship. Lijia has spoken at numerous conferences, institutions, and universities around the world, including Asia EU Economic Forum, European Institute for Asian Studies, The University of Sydney, Harvard, Columbia, Stanford, and New York University. She is a regular speaker on the BBC, Channel 4, CNN, and NPR. She divides her time between London and Beijing.
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