FCC club lunch with Mina Hanbury-Tenison
Speaker: Mina Hanbury-Tenison
Topic: Wisdom of Shanghai: Feminism as defined by some women born and raised in the Pearl of the Orient
Why is Shanghai (in)famous for women who are beautiful and cunning? Mina Hanbury-Tenison will discuss her book, Shanghai Girls: Uncensored & Unsentimental, How to Marry Up & Stay There. She will talk about the eye-opening knowledge she has gathered through 15 years of friendship with Shanghai women. Is there a simple biological truth behind what her co-author Lan Lan once said: “Remember: men are weak”?
Mina Hanbury-Tenison is a writer based in Shanghai. Before moving to China, she lived in Los Angeles where she wrote screenplays. She was educated on the East Coast of the United States, attended high school in New York City and graduated from Yale University with a degree in Literature. In addition to her short stories, essays and stage & screen plays, Mina also works as a freelance writer. She has written for the Financial Times, Women’s Wear Daily NYC, South China Morning Post, That’s Shanghai, China International Business, and Oriental Outlook. She is married and has two children.