This month’s Member Briefing features a talk on China’s education system by Lenora Chu on November 7 from 17:30 to 19:30 at Four Seasons Jing An Hotel. Chu is the author of LITTLE SOLDIERS: An American Boy, a Chinese School, and the Global Race to Achieve. The well-reviewed book examines China’s educational methods and whether these methods are something to which the West should aspire. She will provide highlights from her book and insights on the positive and negative aspects of China’s educational system. Copies of the book will be available at the event.

Following the talk, members will have an opportunity to meet with candidates for the 2018 AmCham Shanghai Board of Governors. We have an outstanding slate of candidates for the five Board seat openings this year. Meet the candidates and make an informed vote.

Admission to this event is complimentary. All members are required to wear a current Membership Card during the event for identification purposes. We are unable to accommodate non-member guests at this briefing.


5:30 PM - 6 PM
Check-In & Networking
6 PM - 6:30 PM
Lenora Chu Remarks
6:30 PM - 7 PM
7 PM - 7:15 PM
Meet the BOG Candidates Introduction
7:15 PM - 7:30 PM
Cocktail Reception and Meet the BOG Candidates


  • Lenora Chu

    Lenora Chu

    Lenora Chu is an award-winning journalist with more than a dozen years’ experience in the U.S. and China. Her articles and essays have appeared in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The Cut / New York magazine, The Australian, Christian Science Monitor, APM’s Marketplace and PRI’sThe World. She is a former TV correspondent with Thomson Reuters and contributing writer with CNNMoney.com. Lenora is Chinese American and holds degrees from Stanford University and Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism. She and her husband Rob Schmitz, NPR’s Shanghai correspondent, have two young sons. LITTLE SOLDIERS (Harper, 9/19/2017) is her first book. For more on Lenora Chu and her writing, visit:http://lenorachu.com/

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