Mei Zhang’s Book Tour: Travels through Dali with a Leg of Ham

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September 2016 saw the release of WildChina Founder, Mei Zhang’s first book Travels through Dali: with a Leg of Ham. Readers around the world are singing its praises and joining one of her upcoming book talks is your perfect opportunity to meet Mei in person and hear all about her passion for food, travel and her native Dali.


Interspersed with eye-catching photographs and darling illustrations, Mei shares her love for food, travel, and her native Dali on every page. If you’re in Shanghai, book your seat in the audience and speak with the author face-to-face! 


Locally sourced Dali Ham Leg rests on Mei’s New Book

It’s your chance to ask any burning question you might have about everything from the art of curing Yunnan ham to planning the perfect trip to Dali.


A scene from Mei’s Book Launch

Most of all, Mei’s excitement and reverence for creating life-changing experiences is best witnessed in person. Purchase the book here, bring your copy, and get it signed by Mei herself.

Upcoming Events


Lunch with the Author – Shanghai Literary Festival (English Language)
Tuesday the 21st @ 12 pm
M on the Bund, 20 Guangdong Road, Huangpu, Shanghai
Purchase your ticket

Meet the Author (Mandarin)
Tuesday the 21st @ 6:30 pm
Portman Ritz-Carlton, Shanghai Center, 1376 West Nanjing Road, Shanghai
Scan the QR Code below to add 碧山君 on WeChat and reserve your seat


If the book isn’t enough to satisfy your appetite for adventure, consider taking our Travels through Dali: with a leg of ham journey. Venture out to the tiny hamlets surrounding Mei’s hometown and learn the traditional art of curing ham. Steep your hands into local salt wells and visit towns that made their fortune as posts along the ancient salt trading routes. Then, after witnessing the processes in action, end each day with a feast of tender ham that’s been ten months in the making.