College of Liberal Arts

Age of Ambition: Truth, Faith & Fortune in China

Wednesday Mar 8, 2017 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM | Belo New Media Center

Evan Osnos, staff writer at the New Yorker and Fellow at the Brookings Institution, will be this year's Paul and Mary Ho Distinguished lecturer in China Studies.  

For China, it is a time of transition and transformation. From the country’s thriving and evolving economy to the relationship between the Chinese government and its people to the perception of the nation around the globe, this lecture tracks China as it continues its upward trajectory as global superpower and what that means for everyone. Using his years of experience as the New Yorker’s Beijing correspondent, Evan Osnos shares his 360-degree perspective of the most talked about countryin the world.

New Yorker correspondent and National Book Award-winning author of Age of Ambition, Evan Osnos specializes in politics, foreign affairs, and all things related to China. Osnos has written in-depth profiles and essays on many of America’s and China’s most influential cultural, political, and business figures, including Vice President Joe Biden, President Xi Jinping,  artist and activist Ai Weiwei, and Donald Trump.

Osnos won the 2014 National Book Award for Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith inthe New China. Based on his eight years living in Beijing, the book is a multi-layered look at the rise of the individual in China and the clash between aspiration and authoritarianism.

A Pulitzer Prize-finalist, Age of Ambition was called “a splendid and entertaining picture of 21st-centuryChina” by The Wall Street JournalThe San Francisco Chronicle said it was “by far the most thoughtfuland well-crafted work on China written by an American journalist in recent years.”

Please join us for the reception and book signing at 6 pm in the Belo New Media Center.  

The lecture, "Age of Ambition: Truth, Faith & Fortune in China" will follow at 7 pm in the Belo New Media Center Auditorium.  

To learn more about Evan Osnos, please visit his website.    

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