-- National Geographic Classics: A New Age of Exploration since 1888
-- Lacquer Art from Song, Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties
-- Utopias·Heterotopias 2016 Wuzhen International Contemporary Art Exhibition
-- Cultural Mosaic Deqing Day, Geneva Book and Press Fair (Apr 2016, Geneva, Switzerland)
This genius adaptation by Meng Jinghui - one of the biggest names in China’s drama circle and an avant-garde theatrical director - of Francoise Sagan’s Bonjour Tristesse, is a powerful piece about youthful rebellion and the cruelty of love and life that uses quirky humour and absurdity to bring about the psychological activity of the naive, capricious daughter... The unique performing style of Meng’s favorite actress Huang Xiangli and innovative use of multimedia adds charm to the stage presentation. The original novel, published in 1954 when the author was only 18, recounts the moods of a 17-year-old Cécile who spends her summer in a villa on the French Riviera with her seductive, worldly and amoral father. An Englishlanguage film adaptation was released in 1958, directed by Otto Preminger.