John Pomfret

John Pomfret was formerly the Beijing bureau chief of the Washington Post and recently became a Fulbright Senior Scholar in Beijing. His newest book is The Beautiful Country and the Middle Kingdom: America and China, 1776 to the Present. John has been a foreign correspondent for 15 years, covering conflicts in countries such as Afghanistan, Bosnia, Congo, Iraq, and northeastern Iran. During his career, he received several awards, including the Osborn Elliott Prize for the best coverage of Asia by the Asia Society in 2003 and the Shorenstein Prize for coverage of Asia in 2007. The experiences he had when he attended Nanjing University, and his perspective on the Chinese opening, are discussed in his 2006 book, Chinese Lessons: Five Classmates and the Story of the New China.

John Pomfret: Chinese cash at American colleges is a massive problem

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The split at the heart of Chinese America

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Accomplishing what they could not at home: The bond between American and Chinese women

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