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Annie Wang

Shanghai, China

Annie Wang is a journalist, public speaker, and author who specializes women’s issue. She has published eight Chinese books and two English novels. Her English debut, Lili - A Novel of Tiananmen, (June 2001 Pantheon Books) published internationally to critical acclaims. A multi-layered novel, Lili, is a story of a "bad girl's" maturation and adventure in the Post-Mao Era leading up the Tiananmen Student Movement in 1989. Her most recent English novel, The People’s Republic of Desire (Harper Collins 2006) is a hilarious satire and an insightful portrait of China’s MTV generation, urban women, and cross-cultural relationships. It has been hailed as a cross between Sex and the City and Joy Luck Club. A child prodigy in her native China, Annie Wang studied mass communications at UC Berkeley and won the Berkeley Poetry Contest in 1996 with two poems, "Speaking to Mao Tse-tung, Tongue-in-cheek" and "A Woman from a Mountain Area". She has worked for high-tech companies in Silicon Valley, and then served in the Washington Post's Beijing bureau and the US State Department. In 2004, she returned to China and ran a fashion magazine in Shanghai. Currently, she lives with her husband and son and divides time between the U.S. and China. Close.

Annie Wang

Shanghai, China

Annie Wang is a journalist, public speaker, and author who specializes women’s issue. She has published eight Chinese books and two English novels. more »

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March 23, 2007 5:10 PM

China's Majority Doesn't Get Dalai Lama

People often mention Tibet and Xinjiang when talking about ethnic and religious conflict. But if you ask most people within China how view this issue, you might get the response that there is not much ethnic conflict in our country at all.

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March 25, 2007 11:32 AM

Youth Dream of Being Journalists, Not Judges

I remember when I worked for the U.S. State Department to receive visitors from China, there was always confusion on the Chinese side. They don't understand why the U.S. government includes legislative and judicial branches. For them, the word government (or Zhengfu in Chinese) is equal to the word "administration." And in their view, naturally a mayor holds the higher position and supervises a judge. The Chinese were shocked to see that in some American cities, the city hall is modest and small, with few steps and columns. Americans, for their part, were often equally shocked to see a twenty-something Chinese woman with no college degree being a municipal judge.

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