Zhang Yajun, Dan Bao, Lenora Chu,
moderated by Joanna Chiu

Thursday, March 8, 7.30 pm | 80 RMB - purchase link

In recent months #metoo has made headlines around the world, and other issues such as pay inequality and fair gender representation in the political and corporate spheres have risen to the fore again and have sparked wide debate. As we mark International Women’s Day on the opening of the 2018 Bookworm Literary Festival, Joanna Chiu (Correspondent for Agence France-Presse) will lead a discussion bringing together Zhang Yajun (presenter for Radii’s WoMen podcasts), Dan Bao (a writer who focusses on gender issues) and Lenora Chu (author of Little Soldiers: An American Boy, A Chinese School, and a Global Race to Achieve). They will discuss what it means to be a woman in 2018, what lessons to take from the past year, and how to now move forward gender debates in China and across the world.

This event will be consecutively translated in English and Chinese.


Zhang Yajun,淡豹,Lenora Chu,主持人 Joanna Chiu

3月8日(星期四),晚七点半 | 80 RMB | BW8-8

近几个月来,“我也是”(#MeToo)已成为全球性的新闻头条。与此同时,在政治与就业领域,薪资不平等与性别比例公平性等问题再次凸显,引发了广泛的争议。2018年老书虫文学节的开幕式正值国际妇女节当天,我们邀请到法新社记者Joanna Chiu作为主持,她将与Radii的Wǒ Men(我们)播客主持人Zhang Yajun,关注性别、阶级等问题的作家与记者淡豹,以及最近出版了Little Soldiers: An American Boy, A Chinese School, and a Global Race to Achieve的Lenora,共同探讨:在2018年,作为一名女性意味着什么,从过去一年我们学到什么,以及如何在中国及全世界范围推进性别辩论。


Yajun Zhang is the co-host of the Wǒ Men (我们) Podcast. Recorded in Beijing where Yajun and her co-host Jingjing live and work, the podcast is an English-language platform to share their personal experiences and views while looking at the deeper issues affecting women and society in China today. Recent guests have discussed sexual assault in China, generational change, entrepreneurship and female empowerment, and adoption and identity. The podcast is also a space for strong Chinese women to share their stories and thoughts with a wider audience. Yajun is a contributor for the Christian Science Monitor, Guardian, Public Radio International, Radii China and SupChina. Previously she worked at The Christian Science Monitor Beijing bureau and currently is the Managing Director of the Foote Group, a communications strategy company.

Dan Bao is a writer and reporter, who was born in 1984 in Harbin. She studied at Peking University and the University of Chicago, and in her work she primarily examines sex, gender, family and class issues in contemporary China. She has conducted fieldwork across China and her writings have been widely published in publications such as NoonStory, Carp, Oriental Morning Post, Vista to the World, and Life Week.

作家,记者,1984年生于哈尔滨。曾就读于北京大学和芝加哥大学,在写作中关心中国的性别与阶级、新富社会的消费与交换、中国婚姻家庭形态变迁。《为未来的女儿》《一个女人的出东北记》等讨论性别平等与中国社会变迁后果的随笔流传颇广。曾在闽南安溪县和四川羌族地区作田野调查,有基于闽南田野调查的小说《过火》发表于《鲤》,小说《鸿鸾禧》等发表于《小说界》,随笔《在棚户区》《到海底去》等发表于“正午故事”,另有评论、小说、随笔散见于《东方早报》《Vista看天下》《三联生活周刊》、“ONE一个”等。论文《拉德克里夫-布朗在中国:1935–1936》发表于《社会学研究》2007第(1)期,页161–174;多篇论文及书评发表于《社会学家茶座》《中国人类学评论》《中国社会科学报》等;诗歌 Waiting for John Nash Outside a Beijing conference Room 发表于 Anthropology and Humanism, Volume 39, Issue 1, June 2014, Pages 102-103,获2014年美国人类学学会维克多·特纳民族志写作诗歌提名奖。

Lenora Chu is an award-winning journalist with more than a dozen years’ experience in the U.S. and China. Her stories and essays have appeared in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Business Insider, The Cut/New York magazine, APM’s Marketplace and PRI’s The World. A former management and media consultant, Lenora is Chinese-American and holds degrees from Stanford University and Columbia Journalism School. She is the author of Little Soldiers: An American Boy, A Chinese School and the Global Race to Achieve (2017).

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