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China expert educates audiences on the region's consumers and politics

Diane Wei Liang

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Diane is an international best-selling author and business professor who offers innovative solutions for engaging China-based businesses and consumers.

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Diane's knowledge about China comes from her childhood in a Chinese labor camp and experiences living and studying in the region. She was born in Beijing and spent part of her childhood with her parents in a labor camp in a remote region of China. After taking part in the Tiananmen Protests in 1989, she left China for the USA. Diane holds a BA in Psychology from Peking University, a MBA and PhD in Business Administration from Carnegie Mellon University.

Why you should book Diane Wei Liang

  • Audiences are enthralled by Diane’s in-depth knowledge of Chinese culture and economics. She has written about the region for top journals and publications, including The Financial Times and Prospect Magazine.
  • Diane’s memoir, Lake with No Name, offers a profound and engaging peek at the inner workings of the Tiananmen Square protests. She moved to the U.S., after participating in the protests.
  • Her presentation offers corporations useful suggestions and strategies for successfully engaging Chinese consumers and businesses. Diane’s expertise offers a pathway for knowledgeable entry to the region.

As a knowledge management expert, Diane advises top Fortune 500 companies about the best options for high-performing business practices in China. Her books include a memoir about her experiences during the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests and three fictional novels about a private detective who is based in Beijing, called Mei Wang. Having toured the globe to speak about China and its development, Diane is the subject of the BBC documentary called Perchardt’s People. Her in-depth knowledge of the region includes an understanding of politics, economics, history, culture, and engaging Chinese businesses.

Diane tours the world to speak about China and its culture. Her topics include information about engaging Chinese businesses, understanding consumers, and economics. As an innovation expert, Diane has served as a Director at the Cranfield University School of Management MBA program; Director of Admissions for University of London Royal Holloway School of Management and is currently a professor for London’s Global Banking School.

Making frequent television appearances, Diane has appeared on BBC, SKY News, and ITV. Her expertise on modern China makes her a notable contributor to programs, panels, and documentaries about the country and its people. Her knowledge is valuable for corporations and others who seek to understand how to engage businesses, consumers, and organizations in the region. By offering practical tools and information, Diane’s expertise helps to pull back the veil of secrecy, which often confronts international businesses seeking to enter the region.

Diane matriculated from Peking University with a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology. She also holds both a master’s degree and a PhD in Business Administration from Carnegie Mellon University. Using her education and experiences to enlighten the world about China’s culture, rewards, and pitfalls has brought Diane to the forefront of business innovation in the region.

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Diane comments on China, with frequent appearances on the BBC, ITV, SKY NEWS and CHANEL 4.  She was a panelist in the debate on China at Oxford Union.  She has written for The Times, Prospect Magazine and The Financial Times.  She is a contributor for Conde Nast Traveler China.

Diane has toured around the world and spoken about her experiences growing up in China and the development of modern China in the UK, USA, Canada, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Iceland, Sweden, Australia, Singapore and Hong Kong. She was the subject of a BBC documentary, Perchardt’s People, and a Kulturzeit documentary by TV 3Sat, Germany.

Diane’s keynote topics includes:

  • Understanding China from Within — The Chinese Way.
  • How to Engage with Chinese Businesses – Rewards and Pitfalls.
  • Understanding Chinese Consumers.
  • The Psychology of China: History, Culture and Politics.
  • Understanding China: Economics and Politics.
  • Creativity & Innovation: China vs the World.
  • How to Deal with China.

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