Ryan Finstad: China’s Cultural Dynamism: Personal stories paint the big picture

From Asia Media:

Faison and longtime Washington Post Beijing bureau chief John Pomfret, spoke on Thursday, May 12 at UCLA about their experiences as journalists in China in the nineties in a discussion called “Reporting China: Tales from the Dragon’s Mouth.” In their years abroad, they witnessed the advent of capitalism, power struggles at the highest level of government, numerous peasant riots and student protests, yet it was the personal stories about average Chinese citizens that bear most strongly in the minds of these reporters.


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