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The Making of Alibaba: A Glimpse of Jack Ma’s Leadership Style

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In the Fall of 2014, the biggest Chinese dreamer became the biggest  headliner in America! Jack Ma, Founder & Executive Chairman of Alibaba took the global financial world by storm last Friday (Sept 19, 2014) with the biggest ever IPO…

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Exclusive Part Two Interview with Chinese Pianist Lang Lang

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World-renowned classical pianist Lang Lang talks about his International Music Foundation, and his vision to educate and inspire the next generation.

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Exclusive Part One Interview with Chinese Pianist Lang Lang

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Headliners & Heroes presents exclusive part one interview with world-renowned classical pianist Lang Lang. He describes his childhood in China, his passion for piano performing and his road to success.

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How did Albert Cheng discover the Disney magic?

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Albert Cheng grew up as the son of a science professor, always acing his math and science courses. But after graduating from MIT with an engineering degree and working at Boeing, he felt he was not on the right path. What went wrong? How did…

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What Makes Chuan A Legend At Juilliard?

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Chuan Qin, son of a composer for the Chinese People’s Liberation Army, started playing the piano at age 5 after watching a rousing ballet performance shortly after the Cultural Revolution in China. How did he decide to come to America…

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What makes Sanyee dream of Hollywood?

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Sanyee Yuan, a Harvard graduate (Class’ 12), dreamed of a career in Hollywood since childhood. Shortly after her exclusive interview with China Personified, Sanyee’s dream came true. She was offered a job with Disney in Burbank! In the taped interview, Sanyee…

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What was Xian’s turning point?

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A surprise encounter in the prestigious Harbin High School #3 would soon change her life forever.

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Why does Lauren admire Ida Liu of Citi?

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Lauren Dai, a Harvard graduate, first profiled as “Dreamer” on China Personified, aspires to be a successful woman in business. As she interviews Ida Liu of Citi Private Bank, Lauren discovers they shared the same fear in childhood. What was…

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Why Did Yiming Come to America?

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A young woman from Harbin, China imagines and pursues a life of travel and adventure in America after an eye-opening trip to Beijing.

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Jesse Appell – Laowai in Beijing

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Jesse’s music video “Laowai Style (老外Style)” has generated more than 290,000 views on China’s video sharing site www.youku.com and 13,000 on YouTube. A Fulbright Scholar at Tsinghua University in Beijing, he will share with us his passion for acting and…

A Chinese View from Paris: East and West

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Since childhood, I always had the notion that the world is divided into two different “worlds”— the West and the East. The McDonalds— it’s western, speaking English —it’s western, and the sense of individualism and freedom— it’s western.   On…

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Exclusive Interview with Chinese American Playwright David H. Hwang

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David Henry Hwang describes his passion for playwriting since college, shares inspirations and challenges that he has encountered, and gives advice to aspiring playwrights.