Events: Meet the Author

We have welcomed a range of authors to Leeds to discuss fiction and non-fiction books covering Chinese business, culture, history and more.

Meet the Author events are organised in association with Blackwell’s University Bookshop, who provide a stall at each event with copies of the featured books available for you to buy (often with exclusive discounts!).

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You may remember Yan Preston from her Mother River exhibition in the Impressions Gallery ‘Views from China’ season last year. At this event the award-winning photographer will discuss her two recently published photobooks about China.
Dr Linda Yueh, a prominent economist and author of China’s Growth, will be joining us to talk about her unique insight into the Chinese economy, its achievement, paradox and prospect.
George S. Yip, Professor of Marketing and Strategy at Imperial College Business School, will speak about his latest book ‘China’s Next Strategic Advantage: From Imitation to Innovation’.
In Chasing the Chinese Dream journalist and writer Nick Holdstock tells the story of modern China through the people who are living it. Join us at this Meet the Author event to hear the fascinating stories behind this new book.
Megan Eaves, contributor to Lonely Planet’s China guides, shares her China travel stories and experiences as a travel writer.
Paola Subacchi, director of international economics research at Chatham House, discusses China’s efforts to build a global currency.
Dr Hong Liu’s book draws from a range of fields to unravel the particular characteristics of the Chinese strategic mind.
The bestselling author of ‘The Good Women of China’ introduces her latest book. The moving stories in ‘Buy Me the Sky’ bring to life the one-child generation who will shape the world’s future over the next decades.
Join us as Jonathan Geldart transports us to a Chinese coffee shop where we learn about the country today through the stories of its people – in particular, for this event, some of the extraordinary women he met, many of whom struggle for independence and recognition.
Kerry Brown, Professor of Chinese Studies at King’s College London, reveals the hidden story of the rise of the man dubbed the ‘Chinese Godfather’, the most powerful Chinese leader since Mao.