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Auckland Writers Festival
Friday 19 May 2017
Sunday 21 May 2017
Street of Eternal Happiness: Rob Schmitz
NPR Shanghai correspondent Rob Schmitz has created an unforgettable portrait of modern China through the eyes of an array of real-life people living along a single street in Shanghai in his book Street of Eternal Happiness.
From Zhao the shopkeeper to Auntie Fu, a fervent capitalist, and musician and café owner CK, here are stories that provide a tale of 21st century China, its multi-layered past and the influence of the state on individual dreams.
He speaks with Guyon Espiner about his life as a foreign correspondent and the streets of Shanghai.The Asia New Zealand Foundation supported the Auckland Writers Festival to bring Rob Schmitz to New Zealand.
- 12:00pm-1:00pm, 21 May
- ASB Theatre, Aotea Centre