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YCIS Shanghai’s Literary Festival Sponsorship: a Lesson on Tea and Chinese Culture

March, 2012
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ycis-jeff-fuchs-highresLiving up to its motto to align with culture and the arts, YCIS Shanghai is proud to sponsor the 10th Shanghai International Literary Festival, hosted by M on the Bund. The festival runs from February 29th to March 18th and is attended by bestselling author Amy Tan, Pulitzer Prize recipient Edward P. Jones and The Simpsons’ legendary creator Matt Groening. 

In past years, YCIS Shanghai students had the joy of welcoming Festival authors to share their works at the school. In 2010, children’s author Sarah Brennan came to YCIS Shanghai to read The Tale of Rhonda Rabbit, part of her book series based on the twelve Chinese zodiac animals.

This year, YCIS Shanghai welcomes author and explorer Jeff Fuchs to give a talk about appreciating tea’s central importance to Chinese cultures on his 6000km trek across the Tea Horse Road, the ancient trade route that winds through the Himalayas. 

Fuchs, who is based in northwest Yunnan and leads expeditions regularly for Wild China, will be in Shanghai for the International Literary Festival to speak about his experiences that led to his book, The Ancient Tea Horse Road.

Tom Ulmet, Superintendent of YCIS in China, expresses enthusiasm towards the sponsorship: “M Literary Festivals shares our value in cultivating our students’ appreciation for literature in all its forms. A venture that brings together talents from pop culture and the Pulitzer Prize circle encourages students to look beyond differences, a critical skill for the global citizens we nurture at YCIS.”

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