Book lunch with authors Edith Coron and Anne Garrigue

“China Blend: The Cultural Hybrids Bridging the World”

January 22, 2016

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Capital M in conjunction with the British Chamber and Viva are pleased to hos this lunch book event with Edith Coron and Anne Garrigue as they discuss their latest book on the people changing China’s future.

China Blend: The Cultural Hybrids Bridging the World

(Les Nouveaux Eclaireurs de la Chine. Hybridité culturelle et mondialisation-Les Belles Lettres- Manitoba. Paris, October 2015)

Behind the headlines, a new breed of internationally minded Chinese, and Chinese-influenced foreigners, have made China what it is today.

They range from world famous figures such as the artist Ai Weiwei to anonymous line managers on factory floors; whatever their field of work they are the hinges on which the door to tomorrow’s world is opening. Never before has anybody written about them, the key role they are playing in the shadows or the way in which their personal stories mirror the wrenching changes in relations between China and the rest of the world.

This is the first book to plunge into their lives to explore how they are changing themselves and the world that we live in.

We will be discussing how these people are quietly shaping our future with the authors, Edith Coron and Anne Garrigue.

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Edith Coron is a successful executive coach and intercultural specialist, having spent 20 years as a foreign correspondent for major international publications. Her previous book, “The Last Exodus” (Editions Francois Bourin, Paris 1993 and Forlaget Exodus, Oslo 1993) explored the massive wave of Soviet Jewish immigration to Israel in the early 1990’s. A global nomad by choice, she has lived and worked in North and West Africa, the U.S.A, the U.K, Latin America, Israel, Russia and France; she has been based in China since 2006.

Anne Garrigue is a French journalist and writer, specialized in Asia, where she lived and worked for 20 years until moving to Paris in 2014. She has published seven books on Asia including Japanese Women, The Soft Revolution, (Picquier, 1998), which looks at Japanese society through the eyes of women. The book was nominated for “Elle” magazine’s Readers’ Grand Prize and has been translated into Japanese and Chinese.  Her journey through Asia has given her the opportunity to learn first-hand how a long sojourn on the continent influences one’s identity. She has developed her own cultural hybridity through her personal and professional encounters in Japan, Korea and China.

How to Register & Registration Fees:

Viva and British Chamber Members 200 RMB

For all other guests the fee is 250 RMB