The Transformation of Chinese Women | Beijing International Society


by Project Pengyou on September 25th, 2014   899 views

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  • 25/09/2014
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

  • Embassy of Poland
    波兰大使馆日坛路1号 Bolan Dashiguan 1 Ritan Lu
    Beijing
    China
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The Transformation of Chinese Women | Beijing International Society

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From the deputy foreign minister to today’s leading actresses to the editor of Caixin, the spotlight is shining on Chinese women and their role in contributing to their country’s greatness and future. Yang Lan, one of China’s leading women and Forbes’ 100 Most Powerful Women, will take us through the transformative journey from an age when her grandmother rebelled against foot-binding to what shapes the self-perception of Chinese women today and the powerful influence their aspirations and contribution will have on the direction the country takes ahead.

Thursday, September 25, 7:30pm
“The Transformation of Chinese Women”
Yang Lan, Co-founder and Chair, Sun Media Group and Sun Culture Foundation
Nathan VanderKlippe, Moderator, Asia Correspondent of The Globe and Mail
Beijing International Society
Embassy of Poland, 1 Ritan Lu, Jianguuomenwai | 50 RMB; 20 RMB for students Foreign Passport Holders Only
 
From the deputy foreign minister to today’s leading actresses to the editor of Caixin, the spotlight is shining on Chinese women and their role in contributing to their country’s greatness and future. Yang Lan, one of China’s leading women and Forbes’ 100 Most Powerful Women, will take us through the transformative journey from an age when her grandmother rebelled against foot-binding to what shapes the self-perception of Chinese women today and the powerful influence their aspirations and contribution will have on the direction the country takes ahead.
 
Yang Lan is a household name in China. Her signature talk show, “Yang Lan One on One,” has become China’s longest-running in-depth TV show, accumulating more than 700 interviews with leaders from around the world.
 
A graduate of Beijing Foreign Studies University with a bachelor’s degree in English language and literature, Yang Lan became a rising star hosting CCTV’s “Zhengda Variety Show,” which earned her the “Golden Microphone Award” in 1994. She later attended Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, earning a master’s degree in international affairs. In 2000, Ms. Yang and her husband Dr. Bruno Wu launched Sun TV, Greater China’s first documentary satellite channel. In 2005, she created “Her Village,” a TV talk show aimed at an urban Chinese female audience, which developed into a multimedia community to empower women.
 
Yang Lan has been honored with many awards, including Columbia University SIPA’s “Global Leadership Award,” the “National Philanthropy Award,” China’s “Women’s Achievement Award,” and the New York Paley Center’s Media MAKERS Award. She was chosen to represent China as the Ambassador for Beijing’s bid for the 2008 Olympic Games, and was named Goodwill Ambassador for the 2010 Shanghai Expo. Currently she is Global Ambassador for the Special Olympics Movement and the first Chinese UNICEF Ambassador, the Co-Chair of Lincoln Center China Advisory Council, and the Vice-Chairman of China Charity Alliance.
 
Nathan VanderKlippe is the Beijing correspondent for The Globe and Mail. He was previously a print and television correspondent in Western Canada based in Calgary, Vancouver and Yellowknife, where he covered the energy industry, aboriginal issues and Canada’s north. He is the recipient of a National Magazine Award and a Best in Business award from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers.

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