The Hong Kong International Literary Festival

Lijia Zhang: Lotus

Lijia Zhang: Lotus

Join Beijing-based writer Lijia Zhang, whose new novel, Lotus, is inspired by China’s underground sex industry. Moderated by journalist Ian Johnson, Zhang will talk about how she gained insights into the trade, with its often-brutal treatment of “working girls”; the deeply-flawed legal system (known as “Custody and Education”) tasked with managing an essentially social problem; and the broad social issues that have led not only to the spectacular rise of China’s sex industry, but also a growing gender inequality in the reform era.

張麗佳:蓮
現居北京的作家張麗佳的最新小說《蓮》講述中國的地下性行業。她會與記者張彥一同談論她如何獲得對此行業的見解,亦將探討該行業的女性遭受的虐待、法律制度的不公、以及促使中國性行業發展和兩性不平等的社會問題。

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Event Details

Date: 05-11-2017
Time: 13:30 - 14:30
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Price: $100
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