Zhang Xin :
ON THE RETURN TO CHINA
Zhang Xin: On the Return to China. By Ingrid Li
Available in bookstores late April 2006.
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For Zhang, it’s a long way from a rural village mired in poverty in China’s Henan province, where she spent part of her childhood. At SOHO China, Zhang develops large-scale, avant-garde real estate projects, including SOHO New Town, Commune by the Great Wall and Jianwai SOHO in Beijing and Boao Canal Village on Hainan Island. SOHO shot to fame in 2002 when Commune by the Great Wall won a prize at the prestigious Venice Biennale. Established in 1895, Venice Biennale is the world's most important critical forum for contemporary visual art. Zhang became the first non-architect to receive the reward and was lauded for her “bold personal initiative”.“Personal initiative” is largely the main reason that piqued our interest in Zhang, a former investment banker at Goldman Sachs in New York. But her story is more than a rags-to-riches one. In a larger sense, Zhang represents a new breed of Chinese entrepreneurs, who are well-educated, honed their business and management skills in the West before returning home. They’re forward looking, self-confident, and savvy. More important, they have enormous drive.
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