My next guest on Conversations is John Pomfret, author of The Beautiful Country and the Middle Kingdom: America and China, 1776 to the Present.
Pomfret served as a correspondent for the Washington Post for two decades in which he covered wars, revolutions and China. He is the author of the acclaimed book Chinese Lessons: Five Classmates and the Story of the New China. Pomfret has won awards for his reporting on Asia, including the Osbourne Elliot Prize.
He earned a BA and MA from Stanford University. Pomfret was one of the first Americans to further his education in China after the normalization of relations in 1972. More recently he was a Fulbright scholar in Beijing.