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March 14, 2009 in The China Beat


Copyright March 14, 2009. Used by permission.


A few reminders about upcoming events involving China Beat contributors.


Jeff Wasserstrom will be speaking about his new book, Global Shanghai, 1850-2010, at the Shanghai International Literary Festival tomorrow, March 15 at 4 p.m. City Weekend has been “live blogging” from the festival, so even those who don’t attend can read transcripts from readings. Some highlights for Sinophiles:Stella Dong and James Fallows and Graham Earnshaw.

Hong Kong

Wasserstrom will also be presenting at the Man Hong Kong International Literary Festival on Tuesday, March 17 at 4 p.m. (at University of Hong Kong).

Charlottesville, VA

Susan Brownell and Kate Merkel-Hess will be on a panel at the Virginia Festival of the Book in Charlottesville on Friday, March 20 at 10 a.m. Brownell will be speaking about her recent book, Beijing’s Games: What the Olympics Mean to China. Merkel-Hess will be speaking about the soon-to-be-released (on March 16)China in 2008 (to which Brownell also contributed).