MARCH 3: IN MANCHURIA: A VILLAGE CALLED WASTELAND AND THE TRANSFORMATION OF RURAL CHINA, with Michael Meyer
Department: Literary JournalismDate and Time: March 3, 2015 | 5:00 PM-6:30 PM
Event Location: Humanities Gateway 1030
Join the Forum for the Academy & the Public for a talk with Michael Meyer on his new book,
IN MANCHURIA: A VILLAGE CALLED WASTELAND AND THE TRANSFORMATION OF RURAL CHINA.
Introduced by Amy Wilentz and followed by a Q and A with the author and a book sale and signing.
Co-sponsored by the Department of History, the Illuminations series and the Center for Asian Studies.
Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Patricia Pierson at email@example.com or (949) 824-6876.
Michael Meyer is the author of the acclaimed nonfiction book “The Last Days of Old Beijing: Life in the Vanishing Backstreets of a City Transformed.” He first came to China in 1995 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, Smithsonian 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 recently taught Literary Journalism at Hong Kong University’s Journalism and Media Studies Center, and wrote the foreword to The Inmost Shrine: A Photographic Odyssey of China, 1873, a collection of Scottish explorer John Thomson’s early images. He is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Pittsburgh, where he teaches nonfiction writing.