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Interport Lecturer- Vietnam

Ying Chang Compestine

Award-winning author, inspirational speaker, spokesperson and Television host, Ying is a sought-after speaker who has lectured at schools and universities around the world, such as Singapore American School and UC Berkeley, high-end resorts/cruise ships including Canyon Ranch, The World, Crystal, and Silver Seas, as well as prestigious TCS World Travel expeditions. She can present fluently in both English and Mandarin Chinese and has extensive experience in speaking to audiences of all ages and cultural backgrounds. Ying has authored over 20 books of multiple genres. Her keen interest in cuisine has led her to weave food into her writing — from cookbooks, novels, to picture books for young readers. She is passionate about showcasing Chinese history and culture, promoting healthy eating and living and inspiring young writers. Ying has visited schools around the world, conducting her popular week-long Writer-in-Residence program to teach young writers. She also offers assemblies, lectures and hands-on demonstrations on healthy eating and cooking. For more details visit her School Visit page on her website. Her novel Revolution is Not a Dinner Party, based on her life growing up during the Chinese Cultural Revolution, has won numerous awards globally and has been selected as required reading in schools around the world. Several of her works are currently being adapted into movie television series, and video games. Ying has been featured on numerous national television programs and is regularly profiled in prestigious news media agencies, such as The New York Times, Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, and Huffington Post in addition to being named one of the “50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading” by the Author’s Show. Here is Ying’s bio in Chinese.