Fat China – Lecture – October 2009

Event Date: 22/10/2007

Taking place appropriately enough at lunchtime on Monday 22 Oct at 13.00 the topic of Fat China; How Expanding Waistlines will Change a Nation` will be explored by Paul French of Access Asia. The venue is G10 in the Adam Ferguson Building, University of Edinburgh, George Square.


Paul French is a founder and the Chief China Representative of Access Asia based in Shanghai, which specializes in providing information on China’s economy and consumer/retail markets. French was the co-author of the 1998 book One Billion Shoppers: Accessing Asia’s Consuming Passions and also the author of North Korea The Paranoid Peninsula – A Modern History (2005) and Carl Crow: A Tough Old China Hand – The Life, Times and Adventures of an American in Shanghai (2006) – a biography of the legendary Shanghai based journalist and ad man from the 1930s.

His next book – Fat China: How Expanding Waistlines Will Change a Nation – will be published in 2008.