"The Other China Dream: China in the Age of Ambition" with author and The New Yorker writer Evan Osnos on Oct. 21. 2015

Title: The Other China Dream: China in the Age of Ambition

Event date: 5:00 - 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 21, 2015

The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) is hosting a discussion with Evan Osnos, staff writer for The New Yorker and author of Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China. Osnos will share perspectives from his years of living and working in China as a foreign correspondent. 

Speaker bio:

Evan Osnos is a staff writer at The New Yorker and a fellow at the Brookings Institution. Based in Washington D.C., he writes about foreign affairs and politics. He is the author of "Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China," which won the 2014 National Book award. Based on eight years of living in Beijing, the book traces the rise of the individual in China, and the clash between aspiration and authoritarianism. He was the China Correspondent at The New Yorker magazine from 2008 to 2013. He is a contributor to This American Life on public radio, and Frontline, the PBS series. Prior to The New Yorker, he worked as the Beijing bureau chief of the Chicago Tribune, where he contributed to a series that won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting. He has received the Asia Society’s Osborn Elliott Prize for Excellence in Journalism on Asia, the Livingston Award for Young Journalists, and a Mirror Award for profile-writing. Before his appointment in China, he worked in the Middle East, reporting mostly from Iraq.


Johns Hopkins SAIS
Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Building
1740 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, DC 20036


The event is open to the public and to media, with RSVP. Members of the working press may arrange to cover the event by sending an RSVP email to Zhaojin Ji, Administrative Coordinator of the China Studies program, at zji@jhu.edu.


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