Jeff Fuchs confirmed to present at Shanghai International Literary Festival

In a little bit of early-year news, I will speak and present at the 10th Annual Shanghai International Literary Festival (and will also be speaking at the Capital Literary Festival [Beijing] along with such notable figures as Amy Tan and Matt Groening. It will make for an intense shift from our proposed expedition in the mountains into the frenzy and hustle of the big cities. Hoping all of you who can do make it out for more of my obsessive ramblings about the old trade routes through the mountains. For more information the links below give a nice little spread:


One of my favourite sites: the often understated but fiercely mule caravan which was for so much of the Himalayas and Yunnan a common and crucial site.

About JeffFuchs

Bio Having lived for most of the past decade in Asia, Fuchs’ work has centered on indigenous mountain cultures, oral histories with an obsessive interest in tea. His photos and stories have appeared on three continents in award-winning publications Kyoto Journal, TRVL, and Outpost Magazine, as well as The Spanish Expedition Society, The Earth, Silkroad Foundation, The China Post Newspaper, The Toronto Star, The South China Morning Post and Traveler amongst others. Various pieces of his work are part of private collections in Europe, North America and Asia and he serves as the Asian Editor at Large for Canada’s award-winning Outpost magazine. Fuchs is the Wild China Explorer of the Year for 2011 for sustainable exploration of the Himalayan Trade Routes. He recently completed a month long expedition a previously undocumented ancient nomadic salt route at 4,000 metres becoming the first westerner to travel the Tsa’lam ‘salt road’ through Qinghai. Fuchs has written on indigenous perspectives for UNESCO, and has having consulted for National Geographic. Fuchs is a member of the fabled Explorers Club, which supports sustainable exploration and research. Jeff has worked with schools and universities, giving talks on both the importance of oral traditions, tea and mountain cultures. He has spoken to the prestigious Spanish Geographic Society in Madrid on culture and trade through the Himalayas and his sold out talk at the Museum of Nature in Canada focused on the enduring importance of oral narratives and the Himalayan trade routes. His recently released book ‘The Ancient Tea Horse Road’ (Penguin-Viking Publishers) details his 8-month groundbreaking journey traveling and chronicling one of the world’s great trade routes, The Tea Horse Road. Fuchs is the first westerner to have completed the entire route stretching almost six thousand kilometers through the Himalayas a dozen cultures. He makes his home in ‘Shangrila’, northwestern Yunnan upon the eastern extension of the Himalayan range where tea and mountains abound; and where he leads expeditions the award winning ‘Tea Horse Road Journey’ with Wild China along portions of the Ancient Tea Horse Road. To keep fueled up for life Fuchs co-founded JalamTeas which keeps him deep in the green while high in the hills.
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2 Responses to Jeff Fuchs confirmed to present at Shanghai International Literary Festival

  1. Sara Naumann says:

    Hi, great talk yesterday at Glamour. The photos are incredible.

    Michelle mentioned your book is available as an ebook but I haven’t been able to find it. Would you please post a link to it or direct us how to purchase/download?

    Many thanks,
    Sara Naumann

    • JeffFuchs says:

      Thanks Sara. We’re in the process of setting the ‘ebook’ version up and will let you know the moment we have it up and running (and have tested it).


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