#BLF 2018# BEIJING OR SHANGHAI – WHO IS THE FAIREST OF THEM ALL?
2018年3月21日 星期三 20:00 至 21:00 The Bookworm Courtyard #4, South Sanlitun Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing Phone: 10 6503 2050 老书虫 北京市朝阳区南三里屯路4号院 电话：10 6503 2050 Notice: due to high demand, we cannot take reservations over phone or email; please purchase your tickets at The Bookworm or online.
2018年3月21日 星期三 20:00 至 21:00
The Beijing Bookworm
The Beijing Bookworm
Paul French, James McGregor, Jim Stent, with Melinda Liu
Wednesday, March 21, 8 pm |80 RMB
Beijing or Shanghai? Come hear prominent authors — all veteran China hands — debate which city is hot and which is not, and why, as China grabs the spotlight on the global stage. It’s an age-old question, but we face new circumstances – politics, economic policies, tech development, even pollution patterns are changing. And with them the balance between these mega cities. To debate this thorny issue, join Paul French (City of Devils), James McGregor (No Ancient Wisdom, No Followers), and Jim Stent (China’s Banking Transformation), with Newsweek's Melinda Liu (moderator). In association with the Royal Asiatic Society Beijing.
Long time Shanghai resident Paul French is the New York Times bestselling author of Midnight in Peking (currently being adapted for television) — winner of both the Edgar Award for Best Fact Crime and the CWA Gold Dagger for Non-Fiction. Now he's back with City of Devils: A Shanghai Noir, the rags-to-riches tale of two self-made men set against a backdrop of crime and vice in the sprawling badlands of 1930s Shanghai.
James McGregor has lived in China for 25 years and currently serves as Chairman Greater China for APCO Worldwide. He is the author of two highly regarded books: “No Ancient Wisdom, No Followers: The Challenges of Chinese Authoritarian Capitalism” and “One Billion Customers: Lessons from the Front Lines of Doing Business in China”. McGregor is a former China bureau chief for The Wall Street Journal, CEO of Dow Jones China, and chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce in China.