Covering China from the Ground Up – A journey with Michael Meyer (Service Opportunity)

CHC has been asked to provide students to have lunch and/or dinner with Mr. Meyer.  Please let me know if you are interested in doing this.  Email –

Sept 22, 7:00 pm HSS 225

Meyer, the author of In Manchuria: A Village Called Wasteland and the Transformation of Rural China” will take us on a journey — via photographs — across Manchuria’s past, a history that explains much about contemporary China—from the fall of the last emperor to Japanese occupation and Communist victory. Meyer will also talk about the challenges of reporting from China and how a freelance writer can fund and produce books that reach a wide audience.

Michael Meyer first went to China in 1995 with the Peace Corps. As the author of the acclaimed The Last Days of Old Beijing, he received a Whiting Writers’ Award for nonfiction, as well as a Guggenheim Fellowship. He has also won two Lowell Thomas Award from the Society of American Travel Writers, including a “Best Travel Book” nod for In Manchuria. Meyer’s stories have appeared in the New York Times, Time, Smithsonian, Sports Illustrated, Slate, the Financial Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune and on This American Life.

Talk organized by IUP Asian Studies


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