WildChina Book Club: The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lise See
For our July book club, we’ll be reading The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane in preparation for our chat with the author, Lisa See.
The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane tells a powerful story about culture, tradition, and family ties. All about the Akha people of Xishuangbanna, a prefecture on the border with Myanmar and Laos, the novel paints a delicate portrait of this little-known part of China’s southwest. Join us in reading the novel before we sit down with the author for a live Q&A.
Lisa See is the New York Times bestselling author of The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane, Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, Shanghai Girls, China Dolls, and Dreams of Joy, which debuted at #1. Lisa has also written a mystery series that takes place in China. Her books have been published in 39 languages.
She was the recipient of the Golden Spike Award from the Chinese Historical Association of Southern California and the History Maker’s Award from the Chinese American Museum. She was also named National Woman of the Year by the Organization of Chinese American Women.
- Mei ZhangFounder and CEO of WildChina
Mei Zhang is the founder and CEO of WildChina. Under her leadership, WildChina flourished from a small Hutong operation into an award-winning business. Mei’s own expertise has led her to win a number of personal awards, including Travel and Leisure’s A-List of Top Travel Advisors, Condé Nast Traveler’s Top Travel Specialist, and Wendy Perrin’s #WOW List of Travel Experts. Mei is an Aspen Institute China Fellow and currently serves as a member of Harvard Business School’s Alumni Board.