Xinran who was recently made an Honorary Professor at UNNC will give readings from her acclaimed works followed by a Q&A session in discussion with Dr. David O’Brien, Assistant Professor, School of Contemporary Chinese Studies and former journalist.
Xinran is an acclaimed Chinese-British author, broadcaster and journalist. The Good Women of China, was an international bestseller upon publication in 2002. Her follow-up Sky Burial is a true account of a Han woman’s journey through Tibet while Message from an Unknown Chinese Mother: Stories of Loss and Love is apowerful account of the lives of Chinese women. Her novel Miss Chopsticks is the tale of three peasant girls getting to grips with life in the big city. What the Chinese Don’t Eat is a collection of her popular columns which appeared in Britain’s Guardian newspaper. Her latest book, Buy Me the Sky: The Remarkable Truth of China’s One-Child Generations is an intimate snapshot of children born under the One-Child Policy.
Before this she was a popular radio personality in China with a call-in program named "Words on the Night Breeze" from 1989 to 1997. The program focused on women's issues and life stories.
In 2004 she founded The Mother’s Bridge of Love charity, which reaches out to adopted Chinese children around the world.