Book Talk: Chasing the Modern by Tony Hsu [in Mandarin] (Event #18)
Xu Zhimo is considered to be one of the most important modern Chinese poets. He introduced a new style of poetry to China, one that moved away from classical Chinese prose and incorporated vernacular language and Western influences. Join us in conversation with his grandson Tony Hsu who shares the life and legacy of the visionary poet in his book Chasing the Modern: The Twentieth-Century Life of Poet Xu Zhimo.
Tony Hsu is the grandson of legendary Chinese poet, Xu Zhimo and author of the book Chasing the Modern. He received a master’s degree in philosophy and a doctorate in applied physics from Yale University and worked for the US Atomic Energy Commission, Newport Corporation (laser technology company). Tony Hsu later became the founder of a venture capital firm Tech Coast Angels.
- 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.