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Vivian Yang: Author, Journalist & Public Speaker

Portrait of a Yang Aritist

Japanese Edition Cover
Cover of Japanese edition of "Shanghai Girl" inspired by photo on far right

In front of a Mao statue
Under Mao on the university campus my parents taught. Mom's bicycle is in the background,



University faculty ID
First work ID: 22-year-old teacher, Shanghai International Studies University

"Shanghai Girl" on Amazon Kindle

Vivian Yang (pronounced "young") is a novelist, TV commentator, and public speaker. She is a winner in the WNYC-New York Public Radio Lopate Essay Contest. A literary grant and fellowship recipient of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and the Hong Kong Arts Development Council respectively, Vivian holds an M.A. from the Hugh Downs School at Arizona State University, and studied Creative Writing at Columbia University and at the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference. A native of Shanghai, China where she taught English and journalism in her undergraduate alma mater Shanghai International Studies University, she now lives with her young family in New York City and travels to Greater China and Japan regularly.

"Shanghai Girl" U.S. edition. Click here.

"Shanghai Girl" Japanese edition. Click here.