News You Don’t Know About America — and Its View of China | Young China Watchers, SH

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by Project Pengyou on April 19th, 2015   525 views

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  • 19/04/2015
    6:45 pm - 8:00 pm

  • Wooden Box Cafe
    9 Qinghai Rd, Jing'an,
    Shanghai
    China
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News You Don't Know About America — and Its View of China | Young China Watchers, SH

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***RSVP REQUIRED*** After their years in China, James Fallows and his wife Deborah Fallows decided to apply a foreign correspondents’ approach to their own country. For nearly two years, they have been flying in a small plane across America, visiting smaller cities that have suffered economic shocks and reporting on how they have recovered. Their findings are not what they expected, or what most people in the United States and elsewhere realize. In tonight’s talk, Fallows will speak on all of his findings, and address in particular what he’s found about what Americans think of China.

News You Don’t Know About America and Its View of China

With James Fallows, National Correspondent, The Atlantic Monthly

Sunday April 19th, 2015, 6:45 PM
Co-sponsored with Hopkins China Forum
[6:30 PM] Doors open [6:45 PM] Event begins

Admission: 50 RMB


We would like to kindly encourage you to RSVP early as spots will be limited.

After their years in China, James Fallows and his wife Deborah Fallows decided to apply a foreign correspondents’ approach to their own country. For nearly two years, they have been flying in a small plane across America, visiting smaller cities that have suffered economic shocks and reporting on how they have recovered. Their findings are not what they expected, or what most people in the United States and elsewhere realize.  In tonight’s talk, Fallows will speak on all of his findings, and address in particular what he’s found about what Americans think of China.

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James Fallows is a National Correspondent for The Atlantic Monthly, where he has worked for more than twenty-five years.  He has written for the magazine on a wide range of topics, including national security policy, American politics, the development and impact of technology, economic trends and patterns, and U.S. relations with the Middle East, Asia, and other parts of the world.  Fallows grew up in Redlands, California and then attended Harvard, where he was president of the newspaper The Crimson. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa in 1970 and then studied Economics at Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar. He has been an editor of The Washington Monthly and of Texas Monthly, and from 1977 to 1979 he served as President Jimmy Carter’s chief speechwriter. He has worked as a software designer at Microsoft and from 1996 to 1998 he was the Editor of U.S. News & World Report. In the five years after the 9/11 attacks, Fallows was based in Washington and wrote a number of articles about the evolution of U.S. policies for dealing with terrorism and about the war in Iraq. Of these “The Fifty First State?” won the National Magazine Award and, “Why Iraq Has No Army,” was a finalist. Fallows’ first book, National Defense (1981), won the American Book Award, and his others include Breaking the News: How Media Undermine American Democracy (1996), Looking at the Sun (1994), Blind into Baghdad: America’s War in Iraq (2006), as well as two recent books on China, Postcards from Tomorrow Square (2008) and China Airborne (2013).

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Young China Watchers is a dynamic group of China-focused young professionals with branches in Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong and London. Through regular speaker series androundtables with senior figures in the China policy and business communities, it provides a chance for engaged individuals to interact and discuss the most pressing issues emerging from China today. It aims to build a global network, fostering the next generation of China thought-leaders.

This event is also co-sponsored with the Hopkins China Forum, organized by The Johns Hopkins University and its affiliated alumni associations worldwide.

Young China Watchers would like to kindly thank NYU Shanghai for their assistance and in bringing James and Deborah Fallows back to Shanghai!

 

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