Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Living in the World China Makes

James Fallows, author and Atlantic Monthly correspondent, will speak on “Living in the World That China Makes." Fallows, together with his wife Deborah Fallows, a linguist and fellow author, are the inaugural Wellington K. K. Chan Distinguished Visitors in Residence in Chinese Studies at Oxy this spring.


  • Location: Mosher 1 - Norris Hall of Chemistry
  • Time: 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Sponsor: History

James Fallows has reported from around the world for more than 30 years, including most recently three years in China. He has won a National Book Award and a National Magazine Award, plus an Emmy. He is a regular commentator on National Public Radio, has appeared frequently on TV, from the Charlie Rose Show to the Colbert Report, and was a visiting professor at the University of Sydney in Australia.

His new book, China Airborne, was released by Pantheon in May 2012. Other recent books include Postcards From Tomorrow Square: Reports From ChinaBreaking the News: How the Media Undermine American Democracy; and Blind Into Baghdad: America’s War in Iraq.

Deborah Fallows has written extensively on language, education, families and work, China and travel for publications including The AtlanticSlate and National Geographic.  She has just completed an international tour for her latest book, Dreaming in Chinese: Mandarin Lessons in Life, Love, and Language, which is based on her three-year experience living and working in China. She holds a Ph.D. in linguistics.