Talks@Willoughby presents Jane Hutcheon

Start Date & Time: Tuesday, 2 May 2017 12:30 pm

End Date & Time: Tuesday, 2 May 2017 1:30 pm

Address: Chatswood Library on The Concourse, Lower Ground, 409 Victoria Ave, Chatswood

Cost: Free

Tickets Available


In China Baby Love, Jane Hutcheon shares the compelling story of Australian grandmother, Linda Shum, who turned her life upside down to help China's orphans. 

After reading a newsletter which described Chinese babies being abandoned, filling up the orphanages of China and dying because of a lack of human contact, Linda felt appalled. A year later she visited an orphanage in a small Chinese city, filled with sick and dying children - a hidden human side-effect of China's One-Child Policy.

For almost two decades Linda has travelled back and forth from her home in regional Queensland, raising money and gathering a network of helpers, to better care for the orphans. The book gives a rare glimpse into life inside a state orphanage and questions the efficacy and continuing effect of China's 35 year old one-child policy which ended in 2015.

Author, Jane Hutcheon, is the host of the weekly ABC TV interview program One Plus One. She began her career in radio and television in Hong Kong, and has served as the ABC Correspondent in China, the Middle East and Europe.

Lindfield Bookshop will provide copies of the book for sale on the day.

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There is seating for 120 people and limited standing room available. Seating is on a first come, first served basis. If you require special assistance with seating, please contact the library prior to the event.

Contact: Willoughby City Library on 9777 7900 or email

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