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"Throw in his enormous size, and he's the most compelling NBA player since MJ in his prime, 'Ripley's Believe It or Not' crossed with
Pete Newell's Big-Man Moves instructional video.
When he's running the court, you can't take your eyes off Yao.
I don't even feel that way about Shaq."

- Bill Simmons, ESPN

The Tao of Yao: Author Events

Author presentation - October 23, 2003, Thursday, 10:00 am
Journalism Department
San Francisco State University
1600 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94132

Educator's Night - October 28, 2003, Tuesday, 6:00 pm
Barnes & Noble Booksellers
11 West Hillsdale Blvd.
San Mateo, CA 94403
650-341-5560

Radio Interview - November 6, 2003, Thursday, 7:00 pm
APEX Express, KPFA radio, 94.1 FM
Berkeley, CA

Author reading - November 22, 2003, Saturday, 3:00 pm
EastWind Books
2066 University Avenue, Berkeley, Ca 94704, 510-548-2350
www.ewbb.com

Panelist - November 24th, 2003, Monday, 8:00 pm.
Inaugural Political Panel of the Chinese Students Club
"Beyond Yao-Ming: Asian American Sports Figures in America"
Columbia University, New York, New York.

Author interview - December 3, 2003, 7:00 pm
KTSF - Channel 26, San Francisco (cable 8, digital 27)
Television Evening News

Author reading - December 15, 2003, Monday, 6:30 pm
Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California
1840 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA
ph (415) 567-5505, fax (415) 567-4222

Author interview - December 16, 2003
Clinton Box on Fox Sports Radio
KBKY 94.1 FM, Merced, CA. (209) 385-9994

Author interview - December 16, 2003
Wisdom Radio with Scott Cluthe
3:30 pm Central Time/Houston, Texas

Author interview - December 18, 2003
"Only a Game" with host Bill Littlefield
National Public Radio's weekly sports program
WBUR, Boston

Author interview -January 11, 2004, Sunday, noon
Deborah Nagle-Burks, Ph.D., Program Host
USF FORUM, KUSF radio, 90.3 FM
San Francisco, CA

Author signing - January 17-19, 2004
Chinese New Year Festival, Oakland Asian Cultural Center
Oakland Library - Asian Branch
388 9th Street, Suite 190 Oakland, CA 94607
Phone: (510) 238-3400, Fax: (510) 238-4732

Radio interview - January 21, 2004
Wednesday, noon
JT the Brick
Fox Sports Radio Network

Author reading - January 21, 2004
Wednesday, 7:30 pm
Barnes & Noble Booksellers
1149 S. Main Street, Walnut Creek, CA 94596, 925-947-0373

Guest Lecturer - February 6-7, 2004
2004 East Coast Intercollegiate Taiwanese American Students Association (ITASA) Conference
Yale University, New Haven, CT

Author presentation- February 14, 2004, 2:00 pm
Alameda County Library - Fremont branch
2400 Stevenson Blvd, Fremont, CA 94538

Radio interview - February 20, 2004, Friday, noon
Up Front, KALW radio, 91.7 FM,
500 Mansell St., San Francisco, CA 94134, 415-841-4121

Radio interview - February 24, 2004, Friday, 7:00 am Central
KILT - Sports Radio 610 AM
John Granato, Lance Zierlein and the Morning Crew, Houston, Texas

Author presentation - February 26, 2004, Thursday, 10:00 am
Head-Royce School
4315 Lincoln Avenue, Oakland, California 94602
(510) 531-1300, Fax: (510) 530-7040

Author presentation- March 3, 2004, 6:00 pm
Northern California Children's Bookseller's Association
Laurel Bookstore
4100 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland, CA

Author presentation - March 4, 2004
Wa Sung Community Service Club
Alameda, CA

Radio interview - March 21, 2004, noon
KNBR 680 AM, San Francisco - "Weekend Insiders" with Bruce MacGowan

Author presentation - March 24, 2004
University of San Francisco, Center for the Pacific Rim book lecture series
- will speak with USF alumnus basketball player Bill Cartwright (center for the NBA champions Chicago Bulls with Michael Jordan) to discuss Yao Ming, sports, and culture
5:45 to 7:30 p.m.; Reception follows
USF Lone Mountain Campus, Room 100, Turk at Parker in San Francisco

Author presentation - March 29, 2004, 7:00 pm
San Francisco Public Library - Sunset Branch
1305 18th Avenue (at Irving)
San Francisco, CA 94122, 415-355-2808

Author presentation - March 31, 2004, 7:00 pm
Alameda Free Library
2200-A Central Avenue, Alameda, CA 94501, (510) 747-7777

Author presentation - April 2, 2004
Danville Library - Contra Costa County
400 Front Street, Danville, CA 94526, (925) 837-4889

Guest Lecturer - April 3, 2004
2004 West Coast Intercollegiate Taiwanese American Students Association (ITASA) Conference
Stanford University, Stanford, CA

Author presentation - April 10, 2004, 2:30 pm
San Francisco Public Library - Chinatown Branch
1135 Powell Street (near Jackson)
San Francisco, CA 94108 (415) 355-2888

Author tabling - April 11, 2004, 8:30 - 11:00 am
Wa Sung Community Service Club
48th Annual Easter Pancake Breakfast
Lincoln Square Playground, 11th & Harrison Street, Oakland, CA

Author presentation - April 21, 2004, 4:00 pm
San Francisco Public Library - Ortega Branch
3223 Ortega Street (at 39th Avenue), San Francisco, CA 94122, (415) 355-5700

Author presentation - April 24, 2004
Berkeley Public Library
2090 Kittredge, Berkeley, CA 94704, (510) 981-6100

Author presentation - April 30, 2004, 4:00 pm
San Francisco Public Library - Parkside Branch
1200 Taraval Street (at 22nd Avenue), San Francisco, CA 94116, (415) 753-7125

Author presentation - May 5, 2004
Asian American Studies Month - "East meets West"
City College of San Francisco
50 Phelan Ave/Ocean Avenue Campus
San Francisco, CA 94112, (415) 239-3680, FAX (415) 452-5150

Author presentation - Thursday, May 13, 2004, 11:30 am
Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
De Anza College
21250 Stevens Creek Blvd, Cupertino, CA 95014, (408) 864.5678

Guest Author - Sunday, May 16th, noon
Friends of the Asian Library - annual reception
Oakland library, Chinatown branch

Guest speaker - Tuesday-Wednesday, May 25-26, 2004
Asian Pacific American Network, Bureau of the Census, Washington, DC

Author presentation - Thursday, May 27, 2004, 7:30 pm
Altamont/GoodEnough Books , 1601 Railroad Avenue, Livermore, CA 94550, (925) 443-4354

Author presentation - Wednesday, July 14, 2004, 3:00 pm
Pleasanton Public Library - Teen Summer Reading Program
400 Old Bernal Ave., Pleasanton, CA 94566, (925) 931-3404

Author presentation - Wednesday, July 21, 2004, 9:00 am - 12 noon
"Writing for Print" class, Tolman Hall, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA

Author presentation - September 10, 2004, 6:00 pm
Guest speaker at the Piedmont Asian American Club's annual installation dinner
Jade Villa Restaurant, 800 Broadway St, Oakland, CA.

Author presentation - October 2, 2004,
Boston Asian Students Intercollegiate Conference 2004: Diverse and United
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA.

Author presentation - October 6, 2004, 3:30 pm
Lafayette Public Library
952 Moraga Road, 94549-4594, (925) 283-3872

Author presentation - November 6, 2004, 10:00 am
2004 NAASCON - University of Southern California
APA Issues 101 & Activism track, Asians Representation in Media

Author introduction - March 12, 2005, 2:00 pm
2005 - San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival
"The Year of the Yao" - Castro Theatre, San Francisco

Author presentation - April 1, 2005, 10:00 am
2005 Midwest Asian American Students Union - University of Michigan
Workshop: Asians in Sports

Author signing - April 19, 2005, 6:00 pm
The Dream League: Film Fundraiser
Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA

TBD
San Ramon Public Library
100 Montgomery St., San Ramon, CA 94583-4707, (925) 973-2850

TBD
Barnes & Noble Booksellers
552 Contra Costa Blvd, Ste 90, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
925-609-7060



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