Sino-American Talks presents: Chinese Youth (September 6th)
2015-08-14 Joseph Lemien (周乐民)
Join us for lively discussion on Chinese Youth on September 6th, 7:00 PM at the Project Pengyou Courtyard. Eric Fish, Alec Ash, and Karoline Kan will be sharing their thoughts about 80后, 90后, millennials, and youth culture in China. We plan to have a hearty Q&A, so please do come with questions to ask. When: September 6th, 7:00 Where: Project Pengyou Courtyard (No.65 Xiaojingchang Hutong, Guloudong Ave, Dongcheng District, Beijing, ProjectPengyou.org) Cost of attendance: 50 RMB Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org This event will be held in English.
Eric Fish is a writer with Asia Society focusing on Chinese youth, politics, education, and social issues. He is the former host of the China Hang-up podcast, and is also the author of the book China’s Millennials: The Want Generation and founder of the blog Sinostand. From 2007 to 2014, he was based in China where he worked for the Economic Observer and contributed to The Atlantic, Foreign Policy, and The Diplomat, among others. Karoline Kan is a post-'85 Chinese youth. She works as a researcher at Radio France International as well as various freelance writing, and before that she was with That's Beijing as a staff writer. Karoline Kan was born and grew up in Tianjin, before attending university in Beijing. Alec Ash is a writer and journalist who works as a correspondent for the Los Angeles Review of Books. His articles have been published in The Economist, Dissent, Prospect, The Spectator, BBC and elsewhere. He also runs a writers blog, the Anthill. He first came to live in Beijing in 2008, and during his studies he wrote a blog about Chinese youth. He studied English literature at Oxford, and ran literary interviews at Five Books.
The Project Pengyou initiative is a program of the Golden Bridges Foundation. In 2011, Golden Bridges was invited by the U.S. Department of State to build a global network of Americans with firsthand China experience. Conceived as the alumni network for the President’s 100,000 Strong Initiative, Project Pengyou is seeded by funds from the Ford Foundation and provides transformative leadership training to mobilize next-generation leaders to launch campus chapters of U.S.-China bridges-builders across the country. The initiative also maintains a dynamic online network and resource hub curating China-related jobs, events and exchange programs.
Sino-American Talks (中美说) is dedicated to improving the relationship between Chinese and American society. Americans need a greater understanding of the Chinese perspective on Sino-American issues, and Chinese need a greater understanding of the American perspective. Our aim is to strengthen mutual understanding and respect, and to reduce false assumptions. We host live events in Beijing, featuring speakers from both China and the USA, focusing on a wide range of topics that relate to the two countries and their relationship. We also video tape these events and share them online. If you are interested in what we are doing, please get in touch. We are always happy to hear from potential speakers, volunteers, or organizations that are interested in cooperating with us. Organizer: Joseph Lemien (WeChat: JLemien)