by Fons1 via Flickr“From the rocket factory to the international media: a personal memoir of 30 years of reform and opening” is the theme of renowned author Zhang Lijia on 20 November at a meeting of the Shanghai Foreign Correspondents Club.
From the invitation:
Now a writer, journalist and regular contributor to a range of international media, Zhang Lijia spent most of the 1980s working in a missile factory in Nanjing, dreaming of a more interesting life. Her acclaimed book ‘”Socialism is Great!”A Worker’s Memoir of the New China’ paints a vivid picture of the frustrations of life in a regimented state enterprise, in the days when ‘reform and opening up’ had still had little impact on most people’s lives. Lijia will discuss her book, her personal experiences of change in China over the past three decades, and her thoughts on contemporary society.
The talk at Sasha’s at Dongping Lu 11 starts at 20 November 7:30. Entrance fee for non-members 50 rmb. Do RSVP here.