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.
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Join us to discover the stories of Chinese people who have visited and settled in Britain throughout history, from the first recorded visitor in 1687 through to the present day.
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.
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.
Meet the Author at Leeds Big Bookend Festival: Jonathan Geldart on ‘Notes from a Beijing Coffee Shop’
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.