20 Sept, 2012, Guangzhou, Giving keynote speech at a conference Leading the Nestle Way, organized by London Business School

official weblink for TEDx Mongkok (I was one of the speakers)


Attending the International Literature Festival, Saturday 17 March. I'll have two sessions at bookworm: one at 2 pm, as a panelist on a session called "Ideals Travel" with Australian Luka Lesson, whose work blends hip-hop, poetry and music and best-selling Spanish writer Albert Asnchez Pinol; another one at 6 pm, moderating Xiao Bao, author of Concession, a successful and dramatic novel set in Shanghai.

Addressing Dulwich College, Suzhou at 9.30 am 14 March, 2012

7;30 8 March, 2012, Bookworm, co-hosting a poetry recital evening with poet Helen Wing, in honour of the Internatiional Women's Day

12:30 Tuesday March 6, 2012 at Tera Restaurant, Beijing, addressing the Ministers' Association of Latin countries

my TV interview with HK Radio and TV

7:30 1 March, 2012, Key note speaker at a conference in Guangzhou organized by London Business School

4;30 17 Jan. 2012, addressing students at IES, Beijing Foreign Langauge University, Beijing

10.30 on 19 Jan. 2012, giving an inspirational speech at Novartis annual conference in Phuket, Thailand

Take part in a debate "Does British Media Give a Fair Portrayal of China", organized by the British Chamber of Commerce, at Facebar, Beijing, starting at 7:15 on Tuesday 29 Nov. 2011

Taking part in an roundtable discussion "The role of women in politics"

moderated by Mrs. Mona Lee Locke

with Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues

Melanne Verveer about women and politics in China on 9 Nov. 2011

Taking part in a panel discussiong about China's moral ethicis at China Radio International on Thursday 3 Nov. 2011.

Presentation at US Embassy in Beijing about China's perception of US on the morning of thursday, 27 Oct. 2011

4:30 pm 18 May 2011 presenting "Understanding the Chinese Business Culture" with Geoff Baker at AICD company director's conference

2:30 10 May, 2011 Addressing the Brunwick Global Partners

The publication of Korean edition by Hyeonamsa Publishing Co. South Korea

6 pm 8 March, 2011, in conversation with Pia Petersen at French Culture Center

on 'The Role of Women in Literature"

4 pm Sunday 5 March 6, 2011, moderating Innocence and Dictatorship, as part of the literature festival

4 pm on saturday 26 Feb, 2011, at Capital in Beijing , panel "China's Sex Revolution", as part of the literature Festival


My speech at TEDx conference in Beijing, Nov. 2010


guest speaker at 850 broads, on Tuesday 19, October, beijing
I enjoyed a successful book tour to Brazil with lots of media attentiion, including a TV interview with high profiled Milenio on Global TV
Heading to Brazil in the end of August 2010 for Portuguese edition entiled A garota da fábrica de mísseis – memórias de uma operária da Nova China,

Seeking Truth From Facts
with guest speakers Zhang Lijia and Graham Earnshaw

Sunday, July 18, 4pm at Glamour Bar, Shanghai, as part of the 'Cosmopolitan Conversation', after NYT's former Shanghai correspondent Howard French and before New Yorker's Evan Osnoos

Speaking at the French Culture Center in Beijing at 4 pm, on Sunday 30 May

Speaking at the Italian Culture Centre at 4 pm on Saturday 22 MAY

Attending Beijing Literature Festival, 2010

Lijia is going to France and Italy for the French and Italian editions.

(Jan. 9 to 16 in Paris and Jan. 16 to 24 in Rome)

My presentation in Paris will take place on 72 boulevard de Sébastopol 75 003 at a bookshop named Le Phénix from 18:00 to 19:30 on Friday Jan. 15

* Lijia is in Portland to attend the annual bookfair/literature festival.

To be interviewed on stage by Rich Read at Rontoms at 6:30 on Wed, 7 Oct. sponsored by Oregon Council as their Think and Drink series.

6:30 pm, Friday, Oct. 9, reading at Portland State University

11 am, 10 Oct. The Wordstock Book Fair, Oregon Convention Centre

* In the current edition of "the Beijinger" (October, 2009) on page
22-23 is a funny timeline of 2007-2009 showing all the hip/cool things
that have happened in Beijing. In 2009, they have "Lijia Zhang
publishes Socialism is Great!"
 sandwiched between "Red Cliff 2 is the biggest
domestic film of the year." and "H&M opens its first Beijing store."

* Lijia is participating the prestigious International Writer's Programme at University of Iowa this year.  some of the activities:

Sept. 24, 8 pm, reading with other Asian Writers at the Writers' House 111 Church

Sept 25, noon- 1:30 at Iowa Public Library,Panel discussion: writing in another language

Sept 28 3:30 to 5:20 106 Gilmore Hall, a book talk

Nov. 1 4 - 5 pm, Prairie Lights, reading

Interview the Australian Dr. Geoff Raby on 'how much China has changed' for Blue Ocean Network, August, 09

TV talk show guest on Chinaglogue discussing women's position in
china for Blue Ocean Network, July, 09

Book tour in Holland to promote the Dutch version, July 15 - 19, 09

Writer's residency in Chateau Lavigny, Switzerland, June 23 to July 13, 2009.

Lijia was so thrilled to see her opinion piece on TAM anniversary in New York Times on May 31, 2009.

The paperback of "Socialism is Great!" was published by Anchor (Random House) In May, 2009

The Dutch version also came out in May, 2009.

A half-hour TV documentary about Lijia went on air around the globe on a BBC World programme called Peschardt's People in May, 2009

Lijia has been awarded a prestigious writer's residency in Chateau Lavigny, Switzerland.  She'll be there from June 23 to July 13, 2009.

Lijia spoke to Pub PR about the book and the book and the self-launched publicity campaign 4 June 2009 at Westin Hotel.

On Saturday 23 May, Lijia gave a talk to Yale Club at Swisshotel.

Lijia gave a talk at the US embassy in Beijing on Friday 24 April, 2009 about the book, life in the 80's and where is China now.

Lijia attended the Annual Asia Studies Conference in Chicago, from 26 to 29 March, 2009, being one the few journalists invited.  She presented two papers, one on the impact of Olympics and the other the legacy of Tiananmen.

Lijia was selected to take part in a literary translation course in Suzhou, sponsored by Penguin and the British Council from 15 to 21 March, 09.

Lijia took part in Beijing International Literature Festival, March 2009.

Lijia attended Jaipur Literature festival in India, from Jan 21 to 25, 2009, and enjoyed massive media attention, being the first Chinese author to be published in India.

Lijia presented a paper on language and creativity at the 14th World Conference on Englishes and Literature, held at HK City University in Dec. 2008.

Lijia attended the Ubud International Writer's and Readers' Festival in Bali, from October 13 to 20, 2008, giving two talks, one reading and running a workshop on memoir writing.

Lijia has been voted by TimeOut Beijing (October 2008 Issue) as one of Beijing's 40 heroes.

In September 08, Lijia enjoyed a successful booktour to Australia where the memoir was published by University of Western Australia Press.  She attended Melbourne Writers' Festival, toured Melbourne, Sydney, Canbera and Perth and was interviewed by various sections of the ABC TV and radio, Channel 9 and 10 and all the major newspapers.

Over the Olympics, Lijia was interviewed by the BBC, ABC, CNN, Irish TV, Aljeezera TV, CBS and other print media about the Olympics and a wide range of issues.

In April, 2008, Atlas and Co. published "Socialism is Great!".  She started the booktour in LA by attending LA Times Festival of Books and toured 9 cities; launched the book in NYC, gave talks at bookstores, libraries and lectures at various universities, including Harvad.

Lijia attended three major literature festivals in HK, Beijing and Shanghai, in March, 2008. 

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