Literary Festivals - China

In 2014, I was lucky enough to be invited to China to promote my book, The Yellow Papers. I visited Shanghai, Hefei, Beijing and Chengdu.
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Beautiful Art Deco light fittings - the Peace Hotel, Shanghai

Beautiful Art Deco light fittings - the Peace Hotel, Shanghai

The Charging Bull - especially designed for the Bund Financial Square by sculptor Arturo Uga Di Modica, who also designed the one on Wall Street. They say it's good financial luck to rub its horns - let's see if it works!

Bund Bull - especially designed for the Bund Financial Square by sculptor Arturo Uga Di Modica, who also designed the one on Wall Street. They say it's good financial luck to rub its horns - let's see if it works!

More Art Deco architecture, Shanghai

More Art Deco architecture, Shanghai

In Shanghai, stayed at Le Royal Meridian.

In Shanghai, stayed at Le Royal Meridian.

From Australia to Shanghai, then by train to Hefei. From there, a plane to Beijing, then Chengdu. Finally on to Hong Kong then back home to Australia.

From Australia to Shanghai, then by train to Hefei. From there, a plane to Beijing, then Chengdu. Finally on to Hong Kong then back home to Australia.

These banners were everywhere in Shanghai.

These banners were everywhere in Shanghai.

Wall of flowers along the Bund. I walked along there just at dawn one morning, and there were old people whose job it was to pick every flower that had wilted, or any leaf that had dies.

Wall of flowers along the Bund. I walked along there just at dawn one morning, and there were old people whose job it was to pick every flower that had wilted, or any leaf that had dies.

Inside the foyer of the Peace Hotel, Shanghai, as these massive silver pictures depicting the history of Shanghai.

Inside the foyer of the Peace Hotel, Shanghai, as these massive silver pictures depicting the history of Shanghai.

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