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Camellia Yang

Camellia Yang

London, United Kingdom

Camellia Yang is a Chinese New Zealand writer and a marketing and communications consultant. She hosts the bilingual Podcast channel The CJ Show and writes columns for several major media

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About the author

Camellia Yang is a Chinese New Zealand writer and a marketing and communications consultant.

She worked as a journalist, social media specialist, communications manager, and media columnist in different countries across different industries such as finance, tourism, sports and higher educations.

Camellia started her blog since 2004, sharing her thoughts, learnings, and books/movies reviews on it, as well as multiple social media platforms.

She launched her bilingual Podcast channel, The CJ Show, in 2017, focusing on her observations of the similarities and differences between East and West through a multicultural perspective.

Camellia was born in Jinan, China and lived in Auckland, New Zealand for almost ten years before she moved to London, UK in 2019.
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The Invisible Third Culture Adult

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The Invisible Third Culture Adult is a story from a modern Chinese immigrant's perspective. Nora Jia Qiao-Bridges considers herself as an eternal outsider. Home is everywhere and nowhere, from China to New Zealand, and from the UK to the world. As a Third Culture Adult, she shares her eleven stories on identity, race and belonging.

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Contemporary Fiction
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𝐍𝐨𝐫𝐚 𝐉𝐢𝐚 𝐐𝐢𝐚𝐨-𝐁𝐫𝐢𝐝𝐠𝐞𝐬' home is everywhere and nowhere - from China to New Zealand, and from the UK to the world. Born in the cultural centre of China as a descendent of Confucius, Nora grew up influenced by western culture. She constantly struggles with the inner conflict of embracing the dual cultures from the East and West.

Nora's campus scandal with her English teacher 𝐓𝐨𝐦 𝐍𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐨𝐧 makes her to move to New Zealand to start a new chapter of life. Her sexual experience with 𝐉𝐚𝐬𝐨𝐧 𝐌𝐢𝐭𝐜𝐡𝐞𝐥𝐥, her lifelong friendship with 𝐄𝐥𝐨𝐢𝐬𝐞 𝐅𝐞𝐠𝐞𝐫, her entangled relationship with 𝐊𝐞𝐯𝐢𝐧 𝐘𝐞𝐰, and her interactions with people from different cultures and backgrounds all lead Nora to discover her multicultural identities, to find a sense of belonging and to fight the battle against racial bias and discrimination.

Everyone has a story to tell. Here is your chance to listen to an ethnic minority's eleven stories on stereotypes, identity, loneliness, relationship, sexual harassment, race, media manipulation, and the hidden history.

You may resonate with Nora's life as a global citizen who has experienced the cultural similarities and differences between different countries. You may understand international students and new migrants struggles and difficulties living abroad. Most of all, you may develop the compassion to people around you and try to understand each other from different perspectives.

Eloquent, pure and completely stylistic, here lies a fresh voice in fiction from a Chinese New Zealand writer. 𝑻𝒉𝒆 𝑰𝒏𝒗𝒊𝒔𝒊𝒃𝒍𝒆 𝑻𝒉𝒊𝒓𝒅 𝑪𝒖𝒍𝒕𝒖𝒓𝒆 𝑨𝒅𝒖𝒍𝒕 is the perfect read for anyone who feels they are not being seen or heard.

No man is an island in the current world. Everybody is connected. We all have stories to tell. Let's listen to each other one by one with a curious and open mind.

𝐎𝐔𝐓𝐋𝐈𝐍𝐄

Prologue
Chapter One - An Unexpected Journey
Chapter Two - An Eternal Outsider
Chapter Three - An Awakening Mind
Chapter Four - A Puzzled Persona
Chapter Five - An Inevitable Stereotype
Chapter Six - A Prejudiced Media
Chapter Seven - A Boundless Career
Chapter Eight - An Abnormal Name
Chapter Nine - An Unforgotten History
Chapter Ten - A Lonely Traveller
Chapter Eleven - An Untouchable Lover
Epilogue

Why support this book?

  • According to the MIGRATION DATA PORTAL, there are 271.6 million international migrants at mid-year of 2019 and 5.3 million international students in our current world. However, there are few mainstream novels, movies and TV shows featuring their stories. Here comes a huge potential to showcase a story from the increasing number of international students and migrants’ perspective.
  • The Third Culture Kids (TCKs) term is one of the trending research topics in today’s multicultural world with 12 million search results on Google and 74,800 research papers published. There is no major work focused on The Third Culture Adult therefore this book will fill the gap and encourage the researchers to follow up after TCKs grow up.
  • Camellia has 15,000+ followers on Weibo and WeChat and has a wide network across China, New Zealand and the UK. Camellia has her website, media contacts and podcast channel The CJ Show to promote her book. Camellia also has been invited by non-profit organisations and universities as a guest speaker five times in the past few years.
  • One of the biggest New Zealand media companies Stuff published a treading news in May 2020 to promote Chinese New Zealand voice to the mainstream society because the increasing numbers of Chinese immigrants will change the social demography in New Zealand. The Invisible Third Culture Adult will serve a good tool to extend the discussion on developing a multicultural society in the country.
  • Camellia is currently working on two novels. One is the Chinese version of The Invisible Third Culture Adult customized for Chinese readers’ taste; The other one is an English mysterial and historical novel, using football as a clue to connect two people from China and England (10% complete, aim to finish by early next year). This new novel is part of Camellia’s WORLD CONNECTED series with characters crossover and delivers the same theme that we are all human beings with more similarities than differences.

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  • Season of Migration to the North by Tayeb Salih, New York Review Books Classics edition (April 14, 2009) A story written by a Sudanese novelist, featuring two men who leave Sudan to study in England and afterwards belong in neither place. The Invisible Third Culture Adult has a similar cultural conflict and internal conflict from embracing dual cultures between East and West but in a contemporary setting from modern Chinese international students’ perspectives.
  • Neapolitan Novels by Elena Ferrante, Amazon.com Services LLC, 1st edition (September 25, 2012) Through the 60 years of two Neapolitan women’s lives, Ferrante tells the story of a neighbourhood, a city, and a country as it is transformed in ways that, in turn, also transform the relationship between two women. The Invisible Third Culture Adult tells a story about a Chinese girl’s 30 years of life in China, New Zealand and the UK who also witnesses the changes happening in different cities and in herself.
  • Brit(ish): On Race, Identity and Belonging by Afua Hirsch, Vintage Digital (February 1, 2018) A black girl’s memoir on racial identity and unconscious bias. The Invisible Third Culture Adult is a fiction novel focused on a similar issue from a Chinese girl’s perspective.

Audience

International students and new migrants who feel lonely and struggle living in a foreign land. Researchers and scholars who are interested in multicultural communications and the Third Culture Kids topic The Third Culture Adults like the main character from the novel who has an open and curious mind to understand people with different background and cultures

Advance praise

𝑨 𝒗𝒆𝒓𝒚 𝒆𝒏𝒋𝒐𝒚𝒂𝒃𝒍𝒆 𝒓𝒆𝒂𝒅 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒄𝒍𝒆𝒗𝒆𝒓𝒍𝒚 𝒘𝒆𝒂𝒗𝒆𝒔 𝒗𝒆𝒓𝒚 𝒊𝒎𝒑𝒐𝒓𝒕𝒂𝒏𝒕 𝒊𝒔𝒔𝒖𝒆𝒔 𝒔𝒖𝒄𝒉 𝒂𝒔 𝒓𝒂𝒄𝒆, 𝒈𝒆𝒏𝒅𝒆𝒓, 𝒊𝒅𝒆𝒏𝒕𝒊𝒕𝒚 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒃𝒆𝒍𝒐𝒏𝒈𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒊𝒏𝒕𝒐 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒏𝒂𝒓𝒓𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒗𝒆 𝒐𝒇 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒏𝒐𝒗𝒆𝒍. 𝑻𝒉𝒆 𝒂𝒖𝒕𝒉𝒐𝒓 𝒑𝒓𝒆𝒔𝒆𝒏𝒕𝒔 𝒉𝒆𝒂𝒗𝒚 𝒊𝒔𝒔𝒖𝒆𝒔 𝒊𝒏 𝒂 𝒍𝒊𝒈𝒉𝒕, 𝒆𝒂𝒔𝒚 𝒕𝒐 𝒅𝒊𝒈𝒆𝒔𝒕, 𝒓𝒆𝒍𝒂𝒕𝒂𝒃𝒍𝒆 𝒘𝒂𝒚𝒔.
Walid Adham Salem, MBA London Business School, MA International Development, Poetry writer

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  • Jarrett Gaymon
    on July 31, 2020, 8:34 p.m.

    😁👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾😁
    I’m so happy for you, that you got this done so quickly and efficiently, and I want you to know you’ve inspired me to get so much more serious about my own storytelling!
    Congratulations!

    • Camellia Yang
      on Aug. 2, 2020, 3:21 p.m.

      Thank you, Jarrett! I look forward to hearing your own stories in the near future!

  • Jason Wang
    on Aug. 3, 2020, 4:25 a.m.

    looking forward to its completion!

    • Camellia Yang
      on Aug. 4, 2020, 4:10 a.m.

      Thank you, Jason! Much appreciated your kind support!

  • Fonteyn Moses-te kani
    on Aug. 6, 2020, 7:32 p.m.

    Kia kaha, Kia maia, Kia manawanui
    Be strong, be brave, be steadfast

    You are all these things my friend.. excited to contribute to your journey

    • Camellia Yang
      on Aug. 6, 2020, 9:03 p.m.

      Tēnā rawa atu koe, my dear friend! All the best and glad to work with you at Westpac xx

  • KENNY LYU
    on Aug. 6, 2020, 9:28 p.m.

    KEEP SPREADING YOUR GIRL POWER!!!!!

    • Anonymous
      on Aug. 8, 2020, 11:57 a.m.

      I will! Miss you x

  • Sean Zhao
    on Aug. 6, 2020, 9:31 p.m.

    can't wait for it. Sean

    • Anonymous
      on Aug. 8, 2020, 11:57 a.m.

      Thank you, Sean! Stay in touch :)

  • Amy Li
    on Aug. 15, 2020, 9:18 a.m.

    Brave worrior and always on the target

  • Kirsty Reynolds
    on Aug. 25, 2020, 9:03 a.m.

    I am looking forward to reading the book Camelia. It is such an important topic.

  • Royal Reed
    on Aug. 29, 2020, 11:32 p.m.

    A great cause and a beautiful execution.