Wednesday, October 20, 2010

ThinkIN China, second meeting

“From comrade to consumer: people, relationships and social attitudes since the 1980s"
by Zhang Lijia
26th October at 7PM
The Bridge Cafe
Rm 8, Bldg 12, Chengfu Lu
成府路五道口华清嘉园12号楼8号 - 010-82867026

Zhang Lijia is the author of the best-seller ‘Socialism is Great', an interesting portrait of social change in contemporary China. Now a writer, journalist, social commentator and TV show host; Zhang Lijia spent the 1980s in a factory in Nanjing that produced inter-continental missiles capable of reaching North America. To escape the oppressive routine, she taught herself English. Her journey from being a disillusioned worker to an organizer in support of the Tiananmen Square demonstrations in 1989 illustrates the sea-change sweeping China in the reform era. Lijia will discuss her book, her personal experience of change in China over the past three decades and her thoughts on China’s position in the world.
Looking forward to seeing you there


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