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Annie Wang, Her Family and Friends

April 18, 2006

Pulitzer-prize winning book critic Jonathan Yardley wrote a long review on the Washington Post on People's Republic of Desire, calling it pretty-good human interest journalism.

April 4, 2006

Annie Wang's second English book The People's Republic of Desire is published in New York by Harper Collins. Annie Wang's book tour schedule in America:

Sunday, April 23, 2006




Oregon Convention Center

2720 NW 29 th Ave

Portland , OR 97210 

Monday, April 24, 2006




51 Tamal Vista Blvd

Corte Madera , CA 94925  











 MONDAY, May 1, 2006








1344 Park Street

Alameda , CA 94501


1200 11 th Street

Bellingham , WA 98225



17171 Bothell Way NE

Lake Forest Park , WA 98155


4 Astor Place

New York , NY 10003


155  Fell St.

San Francisco, CA


The People's Republic of Desire is simultaneously published in Germany as the title Peking Girls




March 31 2006

Annie Wang appears on CNN Today show talking about People's Republic of Desire.


June 2005

Annie Wang attended the China-Mexico business forum in Mexico City where President of Mexico, His Excellency Vincente Fox, gave a speech.

May 16-18 2005

Annie Wang attended the Fortune Global Forum in Beijing

See Annie's pictures with Meg Whitman, CEO of Ebay.com, Richard Parsons, Chairman and CEO of Time Warner Inc,  Chinese foreign minister Li Zhaoxing, and many more.

May 18, 2005

Annie Wang was featured by CNN's nine-day special program: Eye on China.  Topic:  Chinese women and Annie Wang's circle of friends in Shanghai.

May 14 2005

The Three Sisters' Cultural Center held an our door guqin concert at the exquisite imperial garden the Tranquil Heart in Beihai Park Beijing.  Annie's sister Fei Wang performed on a 1,200-year-old instrument that is worth several million dollars. Puer tea of 100 years was offered to friends.  The honorable Mr. Deng Pufang, son of China's former leader Deng Xiaoping said he had a terrific time listening to the qin.

May 2005

Annie Wang started her column on fashion and trends for Modern Weekly.

Sept. 20 2004

Annie Wang was one of the selective contributors for Fortune's special issue, "Inside the New China" which won the top honor in the category of special edition by the Society of Publishers in Asia. 

Sept. 2004

Annie Wang moved to Shanghai to run an upcoming fashion magazine.

July to August 2004

Annie Wang checked the celebrity scene in the upper east side of Manhattan.  See Annie's pictures with Adiren Brody, designer Anna Sui, singer Josh Groban and super models Lu Yan and Ling.

July 2004

Annie attended the Christian Doir couture show in Paris with Madam Yue-Sai Kan and Kevin Lee, editor of WE.

 April 10 2004

Annie Wang and her weekly column The People's Republic of Desire at the South China Morning Post are featured at the Financial Times Magazine.  The article entitled All the Rage was written by Kabir Chhibber.

March, 2004

  • Annie Wang's new Chinese book is serialized at the Beijing Star Daily.
  • One entire page of Shenzhen Evening News dedicated to Annie Wang and her new book From Mainland to Mainstream.
  • Annie Wang discussed fame and affairs at an interview with the fashion magazine L'officiel.

Feb. 28, 2004

Annie Wang gave a talk and signed her new book at the Xi'an Book City.

Feb. 26, 2004

People.com.cn interviewed Annie Wang and her editor at the Beijing Publishing House.  For more information, please check http://www.peopledaily.ac.cn/GB/14738/14759/21866/2362141.html and


Feb. 22, 2004

Annie Wang signed her new book From Mainland to Mainstream at the Xinhua Bookstore

of Wangfujing, Beijing.

Feb. 20, 2004

Annie Wang was invited by 163.com as a guest to chat with on-line friends. For more information, check http://culture.163.com/editor/040219/040219_82774.html


Jan. 2004

LILI's French version is published in France. 

Annie Wang's Chinese Book From Mainland to Mainstream is published by The Beijing Publishing Group.

Sept. 2003

Guest Speaker.  "Getting Serious with People" at Hong Kong Convention  and Exhibition Center sponsored by American Chamber of Commerce Hong Kong, PeopleSoft and the South China Morning Post.

Topic: China's Young Minds

May 7, 2003

Keynote speaker at Prudential Financial, Scottsdale, AZ. Topic:

Asian Pacific Islanders: A Tribute to Many Cultures.

March 6, 2003

Guest speaker at the diversity event of USB Paine Webber.

March 4, 2003

Keynote speaker for the Women's History Month at Mary Washington  College

Feb. 23, 2003

Tea with Annie Wang at Union City Library

Sept. 2002

Annie Wang starts a weekly column She Talks at the most popular Chinese newspaper in

North America.

Summer 2002

Annie Wang's Book Signing and Reading in the Bay Area:

  • 7/09/02: Berkeley, CA / Cody's Books 7:30 p.m.
  • 7/10/02: San Francisco, CA / Alexander Book Co. 12:30 p.m.
  • 7/11/02: Orinda, CA / Orinda Books 4: 00 to 6: 00 p.m.
  • 7/12/02: San Francisco, CA / Borders Books and Music 7:30


June 2002

Due to the popularity of Annie Wang's column People's Republic of Desire in South China Morning Post, the column is moved to page one, Wednesday's feature section.

March 2002

LILI is published in Germany by Blessing.

Feb. 28, 2002

Annie Wang's novella The Proper Daughter is published in USAToday.com.  Through a love affair between an Asian woman who graduated from Harvard Business School and a West-African immigrant,  Annie Wang examines the topic of cultural expectation and prejudice.

Feb. 1 to Feb. 4, 2002

Annie Wang's family are in Shanghai and Nanjing to meet with the readers of China's Bronte Sisters, written by Mrs. Wang.  Twenty-eight media including Shanghai TV, Shanghai Evening News, Liberation Daily covered the event.  China's Bronte Sisters is the No.4 bestseller in the Beijing Book Exposition in January 2002.  The book has broken the sales record history of China City Publishing House since it was founded. 

Jan. 30, 2002

The FCC Hong Kong is organizing a Club Luncheon with Annie Wang to celebrate the publication of LILI in UK at 12:30 p.m.  Annie Wang will be giving a twenty-minute reading.

Jan. 24, 2002

Annie Wang's bestselling book Subukenai is featured on the front-page of the prestigious newspaper Literature Press. Shanghai journalist Lu Mei writes, "Subukenai is a hit and becomes especially hot in the young hip crowd and the intellectual circle...Annie Wang uses her sharp eyes to observe the lives of the returnees and the new rich, Subukenai is a book evokes serious thoughts.  She depicts a floating world of the new generation and their city life...party, cars, ivy league school graduates, disco, avant garde music, beauty salons...Both talking about fashion, desire and alterative lifestyle, other pretty woman authors cannot compete in the same level with Annie. She mocks, she laughs, she attacks, she is outrageous and ponderous.  Behind her sarcastic and comic tone, we sense her deep concern for humanity and society...Unlike other female authors who were born in the 1970s, Western-educated Annie, graduated from the prestigious University of California at Berkeley, holds a much more sophisticated  world view...She doesn't show off the material wealth or high fashion in her life.  Instead, she thinks they are unbearably shallow.. "

Author's preclude and the excerpt about the CEOs of .com from Subukenai are printed in Page Two.

Jan. 19 to 20. 2002

Annie Wang's family signed China's Bronte Sisters in Beijing Xinhua Booksore (Wang Fujing) and Beijing Book City. The location of the Wang Fujing Xinhua Bookstore used to be the site of  the Wang family's first Beijing apartment  Many readers praise that the book written by Annie Wang's mother is not only about mother-daughter relationships and how to raise kids, it is also a book about the nobility of human soul and China's modern history. It's a book meant for all the Chinese intellectuals who live a dignified life after all the hardship they have endured.

Jan.  25,  2002

Lili's hardback version is released by Pan Macmillan in the Great Britain.

Media Coverage

1) Daily Telegraph  2) The Times 3) Sunday Independent 4) Sunday Telegraph 5) The Scotsman 6) Face 7) BBC 8) B  9) Evening Leader 10) Company Magazine 11) New Straits Times (Malaysia) 12) Marie Claire 13) Big Issue 14) Liconshire Today 15) Times Literary Supplement 16) the Mirror  17) Sunday Herald 18) News Letter (Northern Ireland)  19) the Glasgow and Edinburgh List 20) Blackpool Gazette 21)Cambridge Evening News 22)  Guardian 23) Western Daily Press (Bristol) 23) Gloucester Citizen 24) Western Morning News 25) News and Star 26) The Herald  27) Broadway Ham and High 28) Lancashire Evening Post (Preston)  29) South London Press 30) Book Girl

Jan. 16, 2002

Annie Wang and her book People's Republic of Desire are featured in Hong Kong's Ming Pao.

Jan. 14 2002

Annie Wang and her book People's Republic of Desire are featured in Yazhouzhoukan (Asia Week) of Hong Kong.

Jan. 9, 2002

The first book/CD of Annie Wang's mother,  China's Bronte Sisters--How Mother Helps Her Daughters To Achieve Their Goals, is released and the press conference takes place in the annual Beijing Book Exposition.  The first-printing is 50,000 copies. Eighty media attended the press conference. 

Jan. 2002

Annie Wang and her best-selling book Subukenai are featured in the January issue of Elle (China), written by their chief editor Wendy Wu.

Dec. 2001

Annie Wang's book Subukenai is on the best-selling list in Shanghai.

Dec. 9, 2001

Annie Wang starts her weekly "sex and desire" column for Sunday Morning Post.

Dec.  8, 2001

LILI is among the top 10  best-selling fiction books in New Delhi this week.  Half a Life by V. S. NAIPAUL ranks No. 1. Fury by SALMAN RUSHDIE ranks No. 2.  LILI ranks No. 6.

Dec. 2001

Annie Wang's Chinese novel The People's Republic of Desire is being published by Hong Kong Cosmos Books.

Nov. 12- 19th 2001

Annie Wang had a press conference, four talks at major universities in Shanghai, and two book signings at Shanghai Book City and Sanlian Books in Shanghai for her latest Chinese book Subukenai.  200 copies of Subukenai were sold in Shanghai Book City during the one hour book signing.  Annie Wang is also featured in Family a bi-weekly magazine that has a circulation of 3.5 million and the article is reused by more than forty media.

Oct 22, 2001

A live interview with Annie Wang at RTHK "Lunch Beat" starts at 2:00 p.m. To listen to the program, visit http://www.rthk.org.hk/

Annie Wang will give a talk about LILI at a cocktail party in the Fringe Club, Hong Kong, organized by  The Women in Publishing Society, South China Morning Post and Dymocks Bookseller, Inc at 6:30 p.m.  For more information, please contact: matthews@dymocks.com.hk

Sept.  22, 2001

Pan Macmillan UK published an export edition of LILI

Sept. 14-18, 2001

Annie Wang's new Chinese book The Unbearable Shallowness (Su Bu Ke Nai) is being published by Shanghai Culture Press and promoted in the National Book Festival in Kunming, China.  Su-bu-kei-nai is deemed as a Chinese version of Sex and the City. It's the first novel about China's returnees, a satire about China's new sexual revolution and rush to materialism.

Sept. 10, 2001

Annie Wang gave a talk about LILI, English writing, Chinese culture and Chinese women at the Asian and Pacific Rim Studies at the University of Missouri in Kansas City arranged by Professor Robert Gamer, vice president of the Edgar Snow Foundation and professor Jane Chang at the Foreign Languages Department.

August 2001

Lili is chosen as Buyers' Favorite at Stacey Booksellers in San Francisco.

Summer 2001

Lili is chosen as Staff's Pick at Cody's Bookstore at Berkeley.

July and August

Lili is in the Staff Pick's list of Concord Bookshop in MA.

Aug.  17th, 2001

Annie Wang signs and reads Lili at Readers' Books in Sonoma at 7:30 p.m..  For more information go to http://www.readersbooks.com/

August 5th, 2001

Annie Wang appears on "Sunday Salon" with senior interviewer Larry Bensky from 10: 00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. (PST) on KPFA (94.1 FM), talking about her book Lili, and China's counterculture.

To listen to it live, visit http://www.kpfa.org/

July 24th, 26th, 28th, 29th, 2001

Annie Wang appears on CNTV's half-an-hour show "One-on-One" (12:30 pm. 7:30. p.m. and 10:30 p.m. PST every day)

July 28, 2001

Annie Wang and Yan Geling, author of The Lost Daughter of Happiness have a dialogue about literature, American experiences, and the differences between the generation gap at the Books By the Bay and the conversation was published in China Youth Daily.

July 20th, 2001

Annie Wang has a live on-line interview at washingtonpost.com.  The topic includes her book  Lili,  the Olympics, young Chinese and current issues in China

July 12, 2001

Annie Wang gave political commentaries on why she supports China's bid for hosting the Olympic Games 2008 at NPR's Pacific Time. 

June 5, 2006

Annie Wang's English book Lili has released in June, 2001 by Pantheon Books.  

Praise for LILI

Media Coverage:

1) Kirkus Reviews  2) the LA Times 3) The New Yorker  4) the Washington Post  5) Publishers' Weekly 6) Library Journal 7) the Seattle Times 8) International Herald Tribune 9) WorldNet Daily 10) World Journal (Chinese) 11) Singtao Daily (Chinese)  12. Ming Pao (Chinese)  13) Time Out  14) Hartford Courant 15) Creative Loafing 16) Bookreporter 17) Washingtonpost.com 18) Magazine Littéraire (French) 19) Booklist 20) Pacific Sun 21) NPR  22) Voice of America  23) Details 24) World Journal Weekly (Chinese)  25) South China Morning Post (7/21/01 & 10/20/01) 26)  Pacifica Network (WBAI and KPFA) 27) Far East Economic Review 28) The Economist 29) Taipei Times 30) The Austin Chronicle 31) Chicago Tribune ( July 8th, 2001 & Aug. 30, 2001 ) 32)  The Indianapolis Star  33) San Jose Mercury News 33) The Asian Reporter 34) Jade Magazine  35) AP Radio Network  36) Radio Free Asia 37) St. Louis Chinese American News (Chinese) 38) HK Magazine 39) B International 40) RTHK 41) Ms. Magazine 42) Bangkok Post 43) The Gazette (Colorodo Springs) 44) The Free-lance Star 45) Winnipeg Free Press 46) New York Times 47) Phuket Gazette (Thailand) 48)  USA Today 49) Book Girl 50) Salt Lake Tribune 51) Chicago Sun Times 52) AP 53) Cleveland Plain Dealer  54) East Bay Express 55) The Austin Chronicle

Annie Wang's book tour in America

June 18th, 2001
Guqin Presentation

Guqin is the oldest Chinese stringed instrument with 3,000 years history. Wang Fei, the director of North American Guqin Association, will give a guqin presentation in UC Berkeley on June 18th.

June 15th, 2001

Wang Wei was on China Woman Daily's Front Page
There was a whole section of reviews about Wang Wei's new novel "Men's Chastity". The controversial novel about forbidden love was reprinted three times during its first month of publication.

June 8th, 2001

Annie on live TV show "China Crosstalk," , 11.pm KTSF Channel 26

June 5th, 2001

International Herald Tribune published an article about Annie's book Lili "A Novel of Sex, Violence and Tiananmen"

Rights to the Turkish version of Lili have been bought by Alfa Basm Yayn Dagtm in Istanbul.

June 3rd, 2001

The New York Times ran a full page ad of  Lili and the four other books published by Pantheon.

May 30th, 2001

Guqin and xiao music samples now online

please enjoy the music...

April, 2001

Wei Wang won the Best Production Award at the Shanghai International Music Festival.


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