This event is open to Stanford affiliates only.
About the talk:
Facing the deteriorating U.S.-China relations and a tightening political climate in China, what are the available options for intellectuals in-between the two countries? Under what considerations is one choice preferred over another? Following from Initium Media’s recent interview, Zha Jianying will discuss attitude, identity, choice, and compromise for intellectuals in-between current crossroads. With the hope of an interactive event, Zha invites the audience to join her for a casual and stimulating conversation.
The talk and Q&A will be in Chinese.
About the Speaker:
Zha Jianying is a Chinese American writer, journalist, and cultural commentator in both English and Chinese. She is the author of Tide Players: The Movers and Shakers of a Rising China and China Pop: How Soap Operas, Tabloids and Bestsellers Are Transforming a Culture, and five books of non-fiction and fiction in Chinese, including The Eighties, an award-winning cultural retrospective of the 1980s in China. Her work has appeared widely in publications such as The New Yorker, The New York Times, Dushu, and Wanxiang. A recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship in non-fiction, she also has been a regular commentator on current events on Chinese television. Born and raised in Beijing, educated in China and the U.S., she lives in Beijing and New York.