Adrian Geiges has moved to Rio de Janeiro to report as a Foreign Correspondent from Brazil, the country of Soccer World Cup 2014 and Olympics 2016. Now he is covering the big protests and the political changes there. The former Stern Beijing Bureau Chief and Spiegel TV Moscow Correspondent is an expert on rising nations.
This is the title of the new book on China by Stefan Aust, longtime editor-in-chief of Der Spiegel and author of bestsellers like “The Baader Meinhof Complex”, and Adrian Geiges, for many years Beijing bureau chief of the German weekly Stern. See “Books” for further information.
Now Adrian Geiges is read in the most populous country as well: The Chinese edition of his book “How the World Revolution Once Accidentally Started in the Black Forest” has been published. The title, as proposed by translator and poet Shi Jingzhou, is “Wo de fenqing suiyue”. Translated literally “Wo de … suiyue” means “my … time”. “Fenqing” is a term currently in vogue to signify “active”, and “rebellious”, as well as “young”, and “aggressive”. It quite aptly represents Adrian’s story and the lives of young Chinese today. Not surprisingly the book is a hot issue in the PRC media.
She went from East to West, he took the opposite direction: Hung Huang, CEO of China Interactive Media Group and as a TV and radio host often called “the Oprah of China”, daughter of Mao’s English teacher, beginning of the 1970s was sent as a “little red guard” to New York City. Adrian Geiges, long-time correspondent of German weekly Stern in Beijing, started as a young revolutionary in West Germany, was secretly trained at a cadre school in East Germany, but later became a capitalist, CEO for the Chinese magazines of German Media Empire Bertelsmann. She dedicated the February issue of her lifestyle magazine iLook to the topic “The World is Flat”. In the same month his book “Wo de fenqing suiyue”, which tells his story, has been published in China. Hung Huang and Adrian Geiges discussed February 5 in the Beijing art district 798. More than 70 Chinese journalists attended and wanted to know everything about the book and the lives of these two adventurers.
Adrian Geiges is at the the Frankfurt Book Fair, events:
11.15 AM – 11.45 AM Café Galore, foyer hall 4.0
12 AM – 1 PM at Eichborn publishing house, hall 4.1. E144
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“a book that is at times hilariously funny, at times irreconcilably sad”. He writes: “Geiges has risked a lot with his book.”
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Adrian Geiges is a German writer and filmmaker whose books have been translated into many languages.
He studied journalism, history and politics at the Westphalian Wilhelm’s University Muenster, later Russian at the Ruhr University Bochum and Chinese at the New Asia University in Beijing, and trained at the daily newspaper Westphalia News. As a reporter of the youth magazine Elan he traveled to the Soviet Union, China, Cuba, Vietnam, Nicaragua and other countries. He covered the beginning of Mikhail Gorbachev’s reform and opening-up policy.
1990 he moved to the Soviet Union, where he first worked as a book editor at publishing house Progress, the biggest publishing house of the world at that time. He served as a TV producer for Gerd Ruge, a famous correspondent of First German TV, and then became a Russia correspondent for German television RTL. In 1995 he joined the editorial staff of Spiegel TV, producing news reports and documentaries in Russia, China, USA and other regions. He interviewed Russian President Yeltsin, went with extremist presidential candidate Zhirinovsky to the sauna and accompanied presidential candidate General Lebed before he died in a helicopter crash. As a war reporter Geiges covered the conflicts in Chechnya and Yugoslavia.
As a TV correspondent he worked in Hong Kong 1997, covered the return of the city to China, and in New York 1998/99.
In 2000, he founded the Chinese enterprise of G+J, the Bertelsmann corporation’s magazine division. As CEO, he started up the Chinese editions of Parents, Fitness and Inc. In 2003 he returned to journalism to become Beijing Bureau Chief of the leading German weekly Stern. In this capacity he covered the Olympic Games in Beijing, the earthquake in Sichuan, the Asian tsunami, and many other events.
2009 he joined the team of German renowned journalist Stefan Aust which develops a new weekly magazine and produces TV documentaries.
2013 he moved to Rio de Janeiro to report as a Foreign Correspondent for German TV and the German weekly magazine Focus from Brazil, the country of Soccer World Cup 2014 and Olympics 2016.
Since then Adrian Geiges has been using his international experience in his capacity as the editor-in-chief of BISSINGER[+], a leading German media agency for corporate publishing and content marketing based in Hamburg, as the Managing Editor of the (English-language) Autostadt Magazine International Edition, and further on as an author of books.