YUE Publisher Chiu-Ti Jansen Named Trailblazer at Third Annual Top Ten Asian American Business Awards

(PRWEB) April 22, 2013

YUE Magazine, a preeminent Chinese-English lifestyle magazine founded by Chiu-Ti Jansen and Jared Kushners Observer Media Group, is pleased to announce that its Publisher Chiu-Ti Jansen will be receiving the Trailblazer Award from the U.S. Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce Northeast Chapter (USPAAC-NE) on April 24. The Third Annual Top Ten Asian American Business Awards ceremony will take place at the Auditorium of Morgan Stanley Worldwide Headquarters at 1585 Broadway in New York City.

The Top Ten Asian American Business Awards also known as the Business Oscars for the Asian American business community is the most prestigious Pan Asian American business award program in the Northeast Region. The award program honors Asian entrepreneurs with outstanding leadership, vision and accomplishments who have built a sustainable business and simultaneously support a business community. Winners of the program will also participate in the national Fast 50 Award program at USPAACC annual national event CelebrAsian on June 3-5, 2013 in California.

According to Chiu-Ti Jansen, Being a foreigner has been a defining experience in my life, so when I started my own business CHINA HAPPENINGS I wanted to make it part of my mission to explore, in depth, the creative energy that one draws from encountering another culture. Being an entrepreneur is not only about being ones own master, but also about living beyond our pre-conceived categorization of talents, professions and geographies. I want to be in a business that allows me to be artistic and business-minded, creative and analytical, Western and Chinese–all at the same time.

Reflecting on making up her new world, Chiu-Ti Jansen said, when I retired from a covetable partner position at a major Wall Street law firm in 2010, many thought it was the most challenging time to start a new business. I knew it would not be easy to give up the shield of a big corporate letterhead and establish new credentials from scratch. But I have never looked back since. Now I carve out my own roles and live by my own designs. I am a TV presenter, a publisher and a writer. I am also a business owner. I am involved with many charitable organizations and cultural institutions. Every day presents a new set of challenges and, along with it, a new set of opportunities. This Award is humbling–it reminds me that it is my privilege to lend voice to Asian Americans under-represented cultural and artistic accomplishments.

The Top Ten Asian Business Awards counts many Fortune 500 corporations including Morgan Stanley, Citibank, HSBC, Merck, UPS, and Time Warner as its sponsors. Chiu-Ti Jansen will be joining the ranks of past award winners Collabera, Netcom Learning, A & Z Pharmaceuticals as well as leading Asian non-profit organizations such as the AAARI. The Top Ten Asian Business Awards recognizes Asian-owned companies with the fastest revenue growth over the last three years.

About YUE Magazine

YUE, a preeminent Chinese-English lifestyle magazine, is published by a joint venture established by Observer Media Group and CHINA HAPPENINGS. YUE is modern luxury Chinese travelers gateway to the high-end, history-rich brands across fine jewelry, watch, fashion, art, culture, design, real estate and lifestyle industries in New York City. Since its launch in November 2011, YUE has gained a following among Chinese business and leisure travelers and New York luxury businesses as the embodiment of New Yorks international lifestyle.

About Chiu-Ti Jansen and CHINA HAPPENINGS

Chiu-Ti Jansen is a TV presenter, a lifestyle magazine publisher and a writer based in New York City. CHINA HAPPENINGS is a multimedia platform founded by Ms. Jansen, Publisher of YUE Magazine, to focus on the lifestyle and cultural industries of contemporary China. Ms. Jansen writes a blog titled CHINESE ELEMENTS for international auction house Sothebys (http://www.sothebys.com) and a fashion and style column titled NEW YORK IN STYLE for the Financial Times Chinese edition (http://www.ftchinese.com). She wrote a column titled CHINA HAPPENINGS for the NYO Magazine. She has also written on Chinese luxury lifestyle and cultural scenes for English publications such as Sothebys at Auction magazine and the Whitewall Magazine. A native speaker and writer of Mandarin Chinese, she regularly contributed to the China Times, the United Daily and The Artist Magazine on a wide array of cultural and art-related issues. Prior to founding CHINA HAPPENINGS, Ms. Jansen was a New York-based corporate partner of Sidley Austin LLP, an international law firm of approximately 1,700 lawyers. Educated at National Taiwan University with advanced degrees from Yale and Columbia, Ms. Jansen is currently an International Honorary Ambassador of the Lang Lang International Music Foundation, a member of the Contemporary Art Advisory Committee of China Institute in America, a Board Member of the Couture Council of Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) and a life member of the Elizabethan Club (for Renaissance Studies) of Yale University. The Art and Living magazine featured her in an interview included in its 2012 Bridging the East and the West Edition. She has appeared as a fashion expert on Chinas top-rated fashion/beauty show I Am a Great Beauty and has been interviewed by Wall Street Journal, Womens Wear Daily, World Journal, Jing Daily, SINOVISION, China Press, Sing Tao Daily, among others. Ms. Jansen has hosted featured video presentations on the New York Fashion Week for Chinas SINA FASHION and Beijing Television, interviewing designers and super models such as Jason Wu, Liu Wen, Phillip Lim and Oscar de la Renta.

Media Contact:

Claire X. Lin



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