A food safety factory shutdown has Americans hunting for baby formula. Readying themselves for a covid-19 lockdown, Chinese in Beijing emptied store shelves. Emerging from lockdown, some in Shanghai are visiting well-provisioned markets. U.S.-China agricultural trade is booming, but many are still being left hungry. Food security, sustainability and safety remain issues.
Anchee Min, The Last Empress
A conversation with novelist Aimee Liu.
Thursday, April 12, 2007, 7 pm
ALOUD at Central Library: Mark Taper Auditorium
630 W. Fifth Street , Los Angeles, 90071
(213) 228-7025, Reservations requested
Anchee Min, The Last Empress. In conversation with novelist Aimee Liu. The sequel to Min’s critically-acclaimed, internationally bestselling Empress Orchid covers the decades of the last half of the 19th century, a violent, tumultuous period in China’s history marked by humiliating foreign incursions and domestic rebellion, ultimately ending in the demise of the Ch’ing dynasty.