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