... and looking for something to do on the evening of June 15, you might consider going to hear Deborah Fallows (disclosure: my wife) discuss her book Dreaming in Chinese at the Beijing Bookworm, at 7:30pm. More info about the Bookworm -- well known to Western-language readers in Beijing -- is here. Info about the book is here for the recently published UK edition and here for the forthcoming US edition. Conceit of the book: someone trained in linguistics, and who has coped with a lot of other languages, wrestles with Mandarin Chinese and lives to tell the tale. As previously noted, I could be biased, but I think the book is great. Tell her hello!
Katty Kay and Claire Shipman, authors of this month's Atlantic cover story, sit down with Hanna Rosin to discuss the power of confidence and how self doubt holds women back.