Asia Society Texas Center presents Rob Schmitz: Street of Eternal Happiness
Street of Eternal Happiness is an unforgettable portrait of individuals who hope, struggle, and grow along a single street cutting through the heart of China’s most exhilarating metropolis, from one of the most acclaimed broadcast journalists reporting on China today.
A tale of 21st century China, Street of Eternal Happiness profiles China’s distinct generations through multifaceted characters who illuminate an enlightening, humorous, and at times heartrending journey along the winding road to the Chinese Dream. Each story adds another layer of humanity and texture to modern China, a tapestry also woven with author Rob Schmitz’s insight as a foreign correspondent. The result is an intimate and surprising portrait that dispenses with the tired stereotypes of a country we think we know, immersing us instead in the vivid stories of the people who make up one of the world’s most captivating cities.
At this event, Schmitz will provide a portrait of individuals who hope, struggle, and grow along a single street cutting through the heart of China’s most exhilarating metropolis. He will give everyone a look at a dynamically modernizing Shanghai and the chase of the Chinese Dream. Following the program, Schmitz will visit with guests and sign books.
This program is presented in collaboration with Brazos Bookstore.