Jianying Zha to Present at Global Speaker Series on November 16

Jianying Zha, a Chinese-American journalist and non-fiction writer, is the second Global Speaker of the series and will give a presentation on November 16, 2016, entitled, "An Insider's View of China's Current Sociopolitical Landscape."
Zha is the author of two nonfiction books in English, “Tide Players: The Movers and Shakers of a Rising China” and “China Pop: How Soap Operas, Tabloids, and Bestsellers Are Transforming a Culture,” and five books of fiction and nonfiction in Chinese. “Tide Players” first appeared as a series of essays in The New Yorker and was chosen as one of the best books of 2011 by The Economist
Born and raised in Beijing, Zha was educated in China and later in the United States. She has received degrees from Peking University, University of South Carolina and Columbia University. 
The recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship in non-fiction, she is also a regular commentator on current events on Chinese television and has worked for the India China Institute at The New School in New York. Her work has appeared widely in publications such as The New Yorker, The New York Times, Dushu, and Wanxiang.