One in five of the world’s population is Chinese, 300 million Chinese are under 30, and of these, most are only children as a result of the One Child Policy. What do these only children think and do?
To mark the launch of Xue Xinran’s hotly anticipated new book, Buy Me the Sky, published on 7th May by Rider, the acclaimed Chinese writer will officially open our festival and talk about this new generation.
As China continues to transform at breakneck speed, this new generation is burdened with expectation, yet often brought up without a strong sense of accountability. In conversation with Isabel Hilton of chinadialogue, Xinran will discuss their lives, introducing us to a host of colourful characters who form the backbone of her book.
An illuminating discussion on one of the most defining and revealing aspects of contemporary Asia.
A drinks and Chinese-themed canapé reception will follow. This event is sponsored by Paul Bloomfield Catering.