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At the Edge of Empire

July 9, 2024 • 3:30 – 4:30 pm EDT

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Please join the CSIS Freeman Chair in China Studies for discussion with Diplomatic Correspondent for The New York Times Edward Wong, on his new book At the Edge of Empire: A Family's Reckoning with China (Viking Press, 2024).

Weaving together lessons from his father’s journey from Mao’s China to Washington, DC (by way of Hong Kong and Xinjiang) in the 1960s with on-the-ground observations from his own time in China as New York Times Beijing Bureau Chief, Wong sheds light on the dynamics of authoritarian revival and modern China today. Wong will be joined by Amy Qin, National Correspondent for the New York Times, where she was formerly a China and Taiwan correspondent. Jude Blanchette, Freeman Chair in China Studies, will moderate the discussion. 

This event is made possible through general support to CSIS. 

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Edward Wong

Edward Wong

Diplomatic Correspondent, The New York Times
Amy Qin
National Correspondent, The New York Times