In Manchuria: with Michael Meyer | National Committee on U.S.-China Relations

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by Project Pengyou on April 2nd, 2015   634 views

When and Where

  • 02/04/2015
    5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

  • The Henry Luce Foundation
    51 Madison Avenue, 30th Floor New York, NY 10010
    New York
    United States
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In Manchuria: with Michael Meyer | National Committee on U.S.-China Relations

Event Details

In Manchuria: A Village Called Wasteland and the Transformation of Rural China is a combination of memoir, reportage, and historical research, presenting a unique profile of China’s northeast.

In Manchuria 
with Michael Meyer

Thursday, April 2, 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

The Henry Luce Foundation, New York City

For three years, Michael Meyer rented a home in the rice-farming community of Wasteland (in Jilin province), documenting the tremendous changes that were occurring. In Manchuria: A Village Called Wasteland and the Transformation of Rural China is a combination of memoir, reportage, and historical research, presenting a unique profile of China’s northeast.
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Speaker Biography

Michael Meyer first went to China in 1995 with the Peace Corps. As the author of the acclaimed The Last Days of Old Beijing (2008), he received a Whiting Writers’ Award for nonfiction, and a Guggenheim Fellowship. He also won a Lowell Thomas Award from the Society of American Travel Writers. Mr. Meyer’s stories have appeared in the New York TimesTimeSmithsonianSports IllustratedSlate, the Financial Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune and on This American Life.  His new book, In Manchuria: A Village Called Wasteland and the Transformation of Rural China, was published early 2015.

Mr. Meyer had residencies at the New York Public Library’s Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers, and the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Center.

He recently taught literary journalism at the University of Hong Kong’s Journalism and Media Studies Center, and is now an assistant professor of English at the University of Pittsburgh where he teaches nonfiction writing.  He divides his time between Pittsburgh and Singapore. In 2014, he became a National Committee Public Intellectuals Program fellow.

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