Alison Friedman
  • Founder and Creative Director of Ping Pong Productions
  • Member of Forbes NonProfit Council
  • A leading expert on contemporary performing arts and the developing arts market in China
  • A former arts management fellow at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C.
  • Artistic Director at the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority in Hong Kong
Ted Plafker Photo
  • Correspondent, Beijing Bureau of The Economist
Alex Tan
  • Chinese Medicine Expert & Founder of Straight Bamboo
  • Oriental Medicine Practitioner & Educator whose strength lies in translating ancient health wisdom and delivering it in a structured modern context
  • Facilitating a greater appreciation of Eastern perspectives, Tan motivates audiences towards a higher view of life, health and relationships
Ian Johnson
  • A free-lance correspondent based in Beijing and Berlin, accredited in China for The New York Times
  • Writer for New York Review of Books, which is widely recognized as an influential magazine of ideas, The New Yorker, National Geographic
  • An expert in China issues (especially politics, stability, prospects for reform), Islam in Europe, non-fiction writing and problems in journalism
  • 2001 Pulitzer Prize Winner for International Reporting (China coverage)
Zhang Lijia 001
  • A worker-turned writer and social commentator
  • An expert on the changing Chinese society
  • Voted one of the 40 Beijing heroes by TimeOut Beijing

We have more great speakers on this topic. Please contact us directly for recommendation.