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Little Soldiers: An American Boy, a Chinese School and the Global Race to Achieve

The Chinese way of education is often described in stereotypes: It’s either the “best academic achievers” or on the flip side, “rote-learners with no creativity.” What’s the real story? In her new book, Little Soldiers: An American Boy, A Chinese School and the Global Race to Achieve, journalist Lenora Chu chronicles her parenting and investigative journey inside China’s school system, and also explores issues of rural inequality and educators’ longstanding struggle to change what’s broken.

Moderated by York-Chi Harder.

Ticket Type Event Details Price
LIT LUNCH Little Soldiers March 28, 2018 at 12:00 PM ¥ 180.00 CNY

This session is sold out.

Lenora Chu

Lenora Chu is a Chinese American journalist and author of Little Soldiers, a nonfiction narrative about China’s education system (HarperCollins 2017). Described as a “must read” and “revealing, fascinating and filled with ‘aha’ moments,’” Little Soldiers was a New York Times’ Editors’ Choice and earned a rare five star review from the South China Morning Post. Lenora’s stories and essays have been published in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The Cut / New York magazine, Business Insider, The Australian and CNNMoney. She began her journalism career as a political reporter in the United States. A former management and media consultant, Lenora is graduate of Stanford and Columbia universities.

Moderator: York-Chi Harder

York-Chi Harder has served as Chair of the Board of Trustees for Shanghai American School since 2013. Previously, York-Chi was an attorney for American Express International, Inc. in Hong Kong. She practiced trust and estates and non-profit corporations law in New York at law firms Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy and Lankenau and Bickford. York Chi has a BA from Princeton University and a JD from Columbia University Law School.