When The Red Gates Opened: A Memoir of China's Reawakening                                                                             with Dori Jones Yang                                                                    

Dori Jones Yang event

TIME: Wednesday September 23, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM EDT 

PLATFORM: Zoom webinar (call-in information will be provided following event sign-up)

DESCRIPTION:   Dori Jones Yang was among the first American correspondents to cover China at the beginning of the reform era. Her memoir, When the Red Gates Opened, follows her rise from rookie reporter to experienced journalist. Her cross-cultural romance gave her deeper insights into how Deng Xiaoping’s reforms led to hopes for better lives. This sense of possibility reached its peak in 1989, when peaceful protesters filled Tiananmen Square, demanding democracy, among other things. On the ground in Beijing, Ms, Yang shared that hope, as well as the despair that followed. After Tiananmen, she returned to the United States, continuing to watch closely as China’s growth resumed.


Join the National Committee on September 23 at 4:00 p.m. EDT for a virtual program with author Ms. Dori Jones Yang.


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