Alec Ash at Cheltenham Festival of Literature

Alec Ash at Cheltenham Festival of Literature
  • The Town Halll, Cheltenham
    The Town Halll
    Cheltenham, UNITED KINGDOM
  • 07/10/2016 13:00 - 07/10/2016 14:00


Alec will be in conversation discussing the themes in his new book, Wish Lanterns, as part of a panel discussion entitled The Human Faces of China. From the passionate foot soldiers of the Cultural Revolution to those born under a one-child policy into a life of expectation, China is a nation defined by generational differences. Journalist and author Xinran is joined by China correspondent Rob Schmitz (Street of Eternal Happiness) and Beijing writer and journalist Alec Ash as they build a fascinating portrait of the distinct personal experiences that lie behind a country all too often characterised by stereotypes.

About Alec Ash

Alec Ash is a writer and journalist in Beijing. " " " "He studied English literature at Oxford University. After graduating he taught in a Tibetan village in western China for a summer, before moving to Beijing in 2008. " " " "His articles have been published in The Economist, Prospect, Dissent and Foreign Policy among others. He is a correspondent for the Los Angeles Review of Books, a contributing author to the book of reportage Chinese Characters, the author of Wish Lanterns: Young Lives in New China and founder of the Anthill, a writers' colony of stories from China.