U.S.-China Diplomacy and Distrust: How They Got Here | Foreign Correspondents’ Club of China
When and Where
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Beijing American Center
Suite 2801, Jing Guang Center, Hu Jia Lou
The U.S. and China are in a tense standoff marked by a rivalry for regional defense and political power. But their relationship hasn’t always been so strained. Join former China correspondent and old China hand Richard Bernstein as he looks at the roots of the U.S.-China relationship, examining the first time American power and good intentions came face-to-face with a powerful Asian revolutionary movement.
ENTRANCE: free, only with registration and photo ID.
REGISTRATION: at www.fccchina.org/events/08072015/ by July 7, 3pm. If you are planning to bring a recording device, please say so in your reservation note. Unannounced recording devices will not be allowed in.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER:
Richard Bernstein studied Chinese history with the legendary John K. Fairbank at Harvard University before becoming one of the first American journalists to be stationed in the People’s Republic of China, opening the Time bureau in Beijing in 1980. He then spent twenty-five years as a staff correspondent for the New York Times for which he has reported from more than two dozen countries in Asia, Europe, and Africa. His full-length postings have included the United Nations, Paris, and Berlin. In between these postings he was the Times’ National Cultural Correspondent and a daily book critic.Mr. Bernstein’s articles and commentaries have appeared in The New Republic, the International Herald Tribune, Foreign Affairs, and the New York Review of Books. He is the author of nine books including, Ultimate Journey: Retracing the Path of an Ancient Buddhist Monk Who Crossed Asia in Search of Enlightenment. His new book is China 1945: Mao’s Revolution and America’s Fateful Choice.
Event information courtesy of the Legation Quarter.