Capital M's elegant interior will be the fitting stage for a engaging literary festival that starts from February 25. While you can show up on the day and hope for a seat, we recommend getting your tickets now at mypiao.com, as many of the more popular events sell out fast. Check out more event details on Capital M's upcoming festival here
Wine Writers Panel: A panel of prominent wine writers and critics in China discuss the role of wine writing and its influence on the development of the Chinese wine market. This event was extremely interesting when it was held last year. This year, the panel will be conducted in Chinese. Saturday, Feb 25 at 2pm.
Kunal Basu: This Indian author of historical fiction discusses his latest book, The Yellow Emperor's Cure. The novel follows a Portuguese surgeon who travels to Beijing at the end of the 19th century in search of a Chinese medicinal cure for syphilis. Sunday, Feb 26 at 3:30pm.
Jeff Fuchs: Jeff Fuchs is the first Westerner to have ever completed the Tea Horse Road, an ancient trading route that involves an arduous eight-month journey over the Himalayas. He shares tales of the journey at this talk. Thursday, March 1 at 6pm.
Siddhartha Deb: Deb's first non-fiction work, The Beautiful And The Damned: Life In The New India, looks at how India is being shaped by rapid societal change, and those caught in the transition. The talk should present an interesting perspective for those living in the also rapidly changing China. Saturday, March 3 at 12:30pm.
The Great FT Debate: At this debate, Financial Times journalists discuss the question: Does China’s rise spell America’s decline? Expect a serious discussion of the meaning of the biggest shift in international power since America emerged as a global superpower. This annual event is exceedingly popular, so reservations are encouraged. Saturday, March 3 at 3:30pm.
The Art of the Profile: Writing about China: Beijing-based writers and contributors to the forthcoming anthology Chinese Characters: Fast-Changing Lives in a Fast-Changing Land, Evan Osnos, Ian Johnson, Jeffrey Wasserstrom, Michelle Loyalka and Christine Larson share the profiles of individual Chinese people written for the book and how it brings a unique perspective to understanding China. Sunday, March 4 at 12:30pm.
All events are ¥65 (includes a drink), ¥20 (includes a soft drink) for students and children.