Admin on April 9, 2015
Author Alan Paul,
a native of Pittsburgh, will speak about his book, “BIG IN CHINA: My
Unlikely Adventures Raising a Family, Playing the Blues, and Becoming A Star in Beijing,” on
Monday, June 27 at 1:15 p.m. in the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh’s
Levinson Hall, 5738 Forbes Avenue, Squirrel Hill. There is no fee and the event is open to the
community. Light refreshments will be served and copies of Paul’s book and CD will be
available for purchase.
Paul, who grew up in Squirrel Hill, graduated from Allderdice High School and attended the
JCC’s Emma Kaufmann Camp for many summers.
As a suburban dad, Paul moved to China for his wife’s once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to
become The Wall Street Journal’s China Bureau Chief. He ended up with an adventure of his
own, founding and fronting a Chinese blues band that would be named “Beijing’s Best Band.”
He also became an award-winning columnist as he sought to capture the exciting vibrancy of
his new home in the capital of the world’s largest and most rapidly developing nation.