Date(s) - Monday, November 2 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Covering China from the Ground Up: Turning Reporting into Books
Since first arriving as a Peace Corps volunteer 20 years ago, Michael Meyer has witnessed China from the village and neighborhood level. His writing combines immersive reporting, memoir and archival research. Meyer’s award-winning first book, The Last Days of Old Beijing, documents daily life in the capital’s oldest neighborhood as the city remade itself for the Olympics. His second book, In Manchuria: A Village Called Wasteland and the Transformation of Rural China, depicts life on a family’s rice farm as it becomes a corporate agribusiness. Meyer will show slides from his research, talk about the challenges of reporting from China, and discuss how a freelance writer can fund and produce books that reach a wide audience. Q&A to follow.
Monday, November 2, 2015
7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Doors open 7:00 p.m. Event starts 7:30 p.m.
Venue: Glo London
1 Wulumuqi Lu (S), near Dongping Lu
Admission: FCC members: 50 rmb; Non-members: 150 rmb
Price includes 2 drinks and canapés.
About the Speaker:
Michael Meyer is author of two acclaimed nonfiction books on China. He first came to China in 20 years ago with the Peace Corps, and for over a decade has contributed from there to The New York Times, Time, the Financial Times, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Architectural Record, Reader’s Digest, Slate, Smithsonian, This American Life and many other outlets. He is the recipient of a Whiting Writers’ Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and a Lowell Thomas Award for travel writing, as well as residencies at the New York Public Library’s Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers, and the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Center. He is a current member of the National Committee on United States-China Relations‘ Public Intellectuals Program, and an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Pittsburgh, where he teaches Nonfiction Writing.
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