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James Fallows | You Don't Know About America - and Its View of China

  • Wooden Box 9 Qinghai Lu (just south of Nanjing West Road) Shanghai (map)

The Harvard Club of Shanghai in partnership with The Hopkins China Forum and Young China Watchers cordially invite you to a talk by James Fallows, National Correspondent, The Atlantic Monthly News, titled "You Don't Know About America - and Its View of China".

Event Details:

Date: 
Sunday 19 April 2015 | 18:45pm –20:00 pm

Venue:
9 Qinghai Lu (just to the South of Nanjing West Road), Shanghai
青海路 9 号, 近南京西路, 地铁二号线南京西路站

18:30 – Doors Open
18:45 – Lecture
19:30 – Q&A
20:00 – Mixer/Drinks/Dinner

Admission: 50RMB

RSVP: Please RSVP to Frank Tsai of Hopkins China Forum by writing to [email protected]

Speaker:
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 the Media Undermine American Demoracy (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).