Launch of English edition of  

Walk for Peace: Transcultural Experiences in China

and agreement-signing ceremony at the 2017 London Book Fair

 

Time: 14:00-15:30, Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Venue: 5F110 China International Publishing Group (CIPG), Olympia London W14 8UX

Organizers:

  • New World Press, China
  • Global China Press, UK

Co-organizers:

  • Global China Institute, UK
  • The China Media Centre, University of Westminster, UK  

Chair: Mrs Ingrid Cranfield, President of Global China Press   

Programme

14:00-14:05 Mrs Ingrid Cranfield: Welcome and introduction of guests
14:05-14:10 Prof Xiangqun Chang: Introducing Walk for Peace: Transcultural Experiences in China 
14:10-14:15 Mr XIANG Xiaowei: Greeting remarks
14:15-14:20 Mr MA Rujun: Greeting remarks
14:20-14:25 Professor Martin Albrow: address
14:25-15:00 Walking into a Transcultural Era: a conversation between Lord Bates, author of Walk for Peace, Professor Kerry Brown and Professor Hugo de Burgh
15:00-15:15 Q & A
15:15-15:25 Signing of contracts between New World Press and Global China Press,  followed by group photo for all the speakers and guests

Speakers (in alphabetical order)

  • Professor Martin Albrow FAcSS, Honorary Vice President of British Sociological Association, Professor Emeritus of the University of Wales, UK
  • The Rt Hon Lord Bates, author; Minister of International Development, UK Government
  • Professor Kerry Brown, Director of Lau China Institute, King’s College London, UK  
  • Professor Xiangqun Chang, Director of Global China Institute, Honorary Professor of UCL, UK  
  • Professor Hugo de Burgh, Director of the China Media Centre, University of Westminster, UK
  • Dr MA Rujun, Vice-President of New World Press, China
  • Mr XIANG Xiaowei, Minister Counsellor, Cultural Office, Chinese Embassy to the UK

About the author and editor of Walk for Peace

Author: The Rt. Hon. Lord Michael Bates, Member of House of Lords, current Minister of State for Department of International Development, former Deputy Chairman of the Conservative Party; forma Minister of State of Home Office; forma Deputy Speaker and Deputy Chairman of House of Lords. Charitable walk includes:

  • Walked 1,865 miles from Buenos Aires to Rio for the Olympic Truce, raising over £250,000 for UNICEF (2016)
  • Walked 1,059 miles from Beijing to Hangzhou, raising over £90,000 for the Red Cross (2015). This walk is the subject of Walk for Peace.
  • Walked 1,041 miles from London to Berlin, raising over £40,000 for Friedensdorf International (2014)
  • Walked 518 miles from London to Derry, raising over £50,000 for Save the Children (2013)
  • Walked 2,916 miles from Olympia to London to raise awareness for the 2012 Olympic Truce (2012). 

Editor: Lady Xuelin Li Bates, Chairman of Walk for Peace Foundation UK; Senior Vice Chairman & Secretary General of UK Chinese Business Association; Chairman of Zhejiang UK Association.

About the book

1. Walk for Peace by The Rt. Hon. Lord Michael Bates; edited by Lady Xuelin Li Bates, The Chinese-English combined edition published by New World Press, Oct 2016 (ISBN 978-7-5104-6029-6)
2. Walk for Peace: Transcultural Experiences in China (English Edition) by The Rt. Hon. Lord Michael Bates; edited by Lady Xuelin Li Bates, published by Global China Press, Dec 2016 (ISBN 978-1-910334-38-6 DOI https://doi.org/10.24103/TETE.en.2016.1)
3. Walk for Peace: Transcultural Experiences in China (Chinese Edition) by The Rt. Hon. Lord Michael Bates; edited by Lady Xuelin Li Bates, published by Global China Press, Dec 2016 (ISBN 978-1-910334-39-3 DOI https://doi.org/10.24103/TETE.cn.2017.1)
4. The English-Chinese combined editions published jointly by Global China Press and New World Press 2017 (ISBN 978-1-910334-44-7 DOI  https://doi.org/10.24103/TETE.en.cn.2017.1)

In 2015, the author, the Rt. Hon. Lord Michael Bates walked 1,059 miles from Beijing to Hangzhou, raising over £90,000 for the Red Cross of China. The book consists of 71 diary entries and dozens taken of and by the author on the walk. It also includes five Appendices, which provide information related to the ‘Walk for Peace’ series.

This is the second book in the Transcultural Experiences with ‘Three Eyes’ book series, jointly edited by Lixing Chen, Professor of Sociology, Kwansei Gakuin University, and former President of the Japan–China Sociological Society (JCSS), Japan; and Xiangqun Chang, Director of Global China Institute and Honorary Professor of University College London, UK.

Extracts from Walk for Peace

 ‘The recent YouGov Opinion Poll found that the Chinese were the most optimistic people in the world, with 41% responding to say they thought that the world was getting better and 33% responding to say it was getting worse; the figures for Britain were that only 4% thought the world was getting better and 65% thought it was getting worse. I realised that if I were to accurately view the real China, then I needed to change the lens I was observing it through, from cynical and pessimistic to sentimental and optimistic. Not to do so would be akin to trying to understand the meaning of Chinese characters using the Latin alphabet.’

‘My chosen mode of getting around on my three-month visit to China was an unusual one – walking. I was undertaking a charity walk from Beijing to Hangzhou, roughly following the Grand Canal connecting the two cities and extending some 1,000 miles …. When you walk, you need to engage with the communities you walk through in a real way – seeking food, water, shelter and advice on directions.’

’In each country I walk through, 23 so far, what strikes me most are not our differences, which are trivial, entirely cultural and massively over-stated, but our similarities, which are vast, awe-inspiring and largely unexplored.’

Other invited guests and Journalists  (in alphabetical order)

  • Ms Yuezhu Cheng, Cameraman, The Golden Age News Group, UK
  • Mr Neil Clarke, Student, University of York, UK; Research Assistant, Global China Institute, UK
  • Ms Sophie Ford, Graphic designer and typesetter, Global China Press, UK
  • Mr Kaushal Goyal, Editor-in-Chief & CEO, GBD Books, India
  • Mr Arjun Goyal, General Manager, GBD Books, India
  • Dr Chiho Ivan Hon, Translator, Global China Institute, UK
  • Mrs Yue Parkinson, Special Correspondent, Financial Times, UK
  • Mr Mark Lee, Graphic designer and typesetter, Global China Press, UK
  • Mr Li Ning, General Manager, The Golden Age News Group, UK
  • Mr LIANG Xizhi, Correspondent, Xinhua News Agency, London
  • Ms MA Lei, Second Secretary, Cultural Office, Chinese Embassy to the UK
  • Ms Mengyi Ning, Cameraman, The Golden Age News Group, UK
  • Ms RU Jing, General Manager, Cypress Books Ltd, UK
  • Mr Zhiyong Wang, Correspondent, China Net, UK
  • Ms Coco Wei, Master’s student, University of Westminster, UK
  • Dr Belinda Wu, Research Fellow, Development Policy and Planning, Open University, UK
  • Mr Xiaoxing Wu, Producer and Cameraman, Phoenix TV, UK
  • Mr Donghai Yang, General Manager, Fortune International Ltd, UK; Secretory of the Chinese Veterans’ Society, UK
  • Ms Emily Zhao, Reporter, Phoenix TV, UK
  • Dr ZHOU Qingping, Visiting Fellow, China Media Centre, University of Westminster; Associate Professor, College of Journalism and Communication, Hunan University, China

The websites and blogs are in use while they are being built 本网站和博客均在'边建设边使用' 中

The above title is adapted from the China's development style in order for you to share our resources in a timely fashion. There is still a huge amount of work to be done. Your understanding, participation and generous support are highly appreciated!

为了与您及时分享我们的资源, 我们采纳中国发展的'边建设边使用'的做法,尚有大量的工作待做, 真诚地感谢您的理解、参与和慷慨赞助!

Click the button below to:

Download Gif aid form ( UK )

下载英国捐赠抵税表

Registered Charity No.: 1154640

公益组织注册号: 1154640

WeChat QR code
微信二维码

: info@gci-uk.org
: www.globalchinapress.co.uk
: www.blogs.globalchinapress.co.uk
: 4th Floor, Cannongate House,
64 Cannon Street, London, EC4N 6AE, UK