january, 2020

12jan4:00 pmM Talks China: Zhang Lijia 'Three Generations of Women in My Family'


Event Details

Where: Glam, No.5 The Bund (corner of Guangdong Lu) 广东路20号(外滩5号)7

When:  12th January 2020 – 4 pm

Tickets: 100RMB, students 50RMB


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Lijia’s grandmother served as a courtesan in the 30s, met the grandfather on the job and became his concubine; Lijia’s mother worked all her life on the greasy floor of a rocket factory in Nanjing, helping to build the Socialist China under Chairman Mao and Lijia started her life as a teenage worker at the same factory, taught herself English and rose to become an international writer in the reform era. The stories of these three women in one family illustrated the changing role of women in China. Apart from the personal stories, Lijia will discuss the challenges facing women today and how the market-economy has undermined the gender inequality, which contributes to the massive growth of China underground sex industry, a theme she explores in her debut novel Lotus.


Lijia Zhang is a factory-worker-turned writer, social commentator and public speaker. One of the few Chinese who write regularly in English for international publications, her articles have appeared in The Guardian, Newsweek and The New York Times. She is the author of the critically acclaimed memoir “Socialism Is Great!” about her rocket factory experience and her debut novel Lotus is on prostitution in contemporary China, which has been featured by BBC’s World Book Club program. Lijia has lectured at many conferences, institutions and universities, including Harvard, Stanford and Oxford. She is a regular speaker on the BBC, Channel 4, and CNN. She divides her time between Beijing and London.




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No.5 The Bund (corner of Guangdong Lu)


After 23 years serving in one of Shanghai’s most iconic neighbourhoods, it is bittersweet for us to announce the official closing of M on the Bund and Glam dining lounge & bar on 15 February, 2022.


Over the years, we have served over three million guests across local and worldwide communities, among them some influential and prominent names. With your support, we have become more than a restaurant of excellent food and warm hospitality, but also a platform where like-minded people gather and connect. We are proud of the numerous initiatives we have founded and supported and humbled by the awards we have received, for they have made us one of the city’s most distinguished dining establishments.

It has been a tremendous pleasure for us to serve the community over the past two decades, and we owe an immense debt of gratitude to everyone who has loved our restaurants and supported our businesses. Your trust and loyal patronage have allowed us to grow and mature. Therefore, while we are sad to depart, we are more than grateful for the moments spent with you, and we hope your time with us has left you with nothing but happy and indelible memories.

As we bid our final goodbye, we would like to create a memory photo album of stories and good times. We kindly invite anyone wishing to share their memorable moments with us by sending photos to [email protected], or bring them along when you visit.

For those who would like to send their farewell in person, our restaurants will remain in full operation until the closing date, and we would definitely love to see you again. Please make all reservations via our website, Chope and Dianping.

Together, let’s complete this journey in joy and fulfilment.