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Book Club: “Street of Eternal Happiness”


Participants met with China specialist Tese Wintz Neighbor to discuss the recently published Street of Eternal Happiness: Big City Dreams Along a Shanghai Road by Rob Schmitz. Schmitz is the China correspondent for American Public Media’s Marketplace show and a longtime resident of Shanghai. In this, his first book, he “chronicles his interviews and friendships with several of the shop owners on the street where he has lived for some years, plumbing their dreams and capitalist motivations.” The result is a collection of “probing human-interest stories that mine the heart of today’s China” (quotes taken from the Kirkus Review). Scroll down for a short video interview with the author.


This book club will be offered separately in Tacoma and Seattle, WA. Please choose the time and location that works for you.

Tacoma Seattle
Dates Mon., March 20, 2017 Tues., March 21, 2017
Time 4:30-7:30 p.m. 4:30-7:30 p.m.
Location Stadium High School
University of Washington


Tese Wintz Neighbor, China specialist


  • 4 Washington State OSPI clock hours
  • Copy of the book
  • Light dinner
  • Parking


In addition to reading the book, there will be a short assignment due in advance of the meeting.


Registration fee: $10

This book club is open to all K-12 inservice and preservice educators.


Rob Schmitz discusses Street of Eternal Happiness: