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China in the Age of Ambition: Eight Years in Beijing

Audience: 
Open to the Public
Speaker(s): 
Evan Osnos, Staff Writer, The New Yorker; author, “Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China"
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Co-sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School's China and the World Program

Evan Osnos, staff writer at The New Yorker, will discuss his new book, “Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China,” at 4:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 13, 2104, in Robertson Hall at the Woodrow Wilson School.  A book sale and signing will follow the discussion.

As the Beijing correspondent for The New Yorker, Osnos lived in China for years, witnessing profound political, economic and cultural upheaval. In “Age of Ambition,” he describes the greatest collision that took place in that country: the clash between the rise of the individual and the Communist Party’s struggle to retain control.

Osnos joined The New Yorker as a staff writer in 2008. He is a correspondent in Washington, D.C., who writes about politics and foreign affairs. From 2008 to 2013, he was the China correspondent at The New Yorker magazine. 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 is a contributor to This American Life on public radio and Frontline.

Osnos 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.

This event is being cosponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School’s China and the World Program.