Anne Sebba, author of Les Parisiennes, and speaker at the 2017 Shanghai International Literary Festival discussed her time in Shanghai in March and what she thought of the city, the people and the food.

“Living in Shanghai makes New York seem provincial, says a transplanted U.S. professor, now running the Chinese offshoot of New York University. ‘It feels open to the world.’

Professor Joanna Waley-Cohen, Provost of NYU Shanghai, thinks it has something to do with the sheer size of the place (population 25 million) and partly the infrastructure – ‘subway system, ubiquitous wifi, even on the subway, well before New York got it’.”

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