Monday, October 20, 2008

Two Kinds of Time Reprinted

Excellent to see that the University of Washington Press has decided to reprint Graham Peck’s Two Kinds of Time and also excellent that there’s a talk about it (organized by the Foreign Correspondents Club of China) if you happen to be near Beijing.

Armed with $2000 and some art supplies, Graham Peck first reached China in 1937 and stayed for a year. He returned in 1939, after publishing his first book, and stayed throughout the Japanese invasion and nationalist rule, leaving to write "Two Kinds of Time", which was published in 1950. The book's charming illustrations have made it a favorite of many generations of journalists who followed in his footsteps. The book is being republished now, and will be introduced by Robert Kapp, a former president of the US-China Business Council who will give the talk.

Date: Thurs, Oct 23, 2008
Time: 6pm
Venue: private function room (upstairs), Paddy O'Shea's (address and map attached)
Entrance: members free, non-members 50 rmb
Bar deal: 30% off all drinks
It helps the venue to know numbers, so please RSVP to
About the speaker:
Robert Kapp was the from 1994-2004, and lived for many years in Beijing. He is now an independent consultant, specializing in China. He confesses a certain bias - he wrote the forward to the new release of "Two Kinds of Time", his all-time favorite China book.

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