Peter Hessler was The New Yorker’s Beijing correspondent from 2000-2007, and the author of...
by Samuel Wade | Apr 21, 2015
At the New York Review of Books, Ian Johnson discusses author Peter Hessler’s enormous...
by Josh Rudolph | Sep 26, 2013
Seven years covering China for The New Yorker, along with the acclaimed books River Town, Oracle...
by Mengyu Dong | Jul 6, 2012
Peter Hessler, a journalist at The New Yorker, is contributing to an anthology being published in September. The book, Chinese Characters: Profiles of Fast-Changing Lives in a Fast-Changing Land, “tries to bring the diversity of...
by Sophie Beach | Apr 7, 2010
China Beat co-sponsored a conversation between author Peter Hessler and UC Irvine HIstory professor Kenneth Pomeranz, which is now online at the Making History Podcast site. Listen to it here: This episode of the Making History...
by Sophie Beach | Mar 9, 2010
On China Beat, Peter Hessler writes about the role that photography played in his trip across China that spawned his new book, Country Driving: A Journey Through China from Farm to Factory: From my perspective, the digital...
Jonathan Yardley reviews “Country Driving: A Journey Through China from Farm to Factory” by Peter Hessler
by Sophie Beach | Feb 28, 2010
The Washington Post reviews Peter Hessler’s new book, Country Driving: A Journey Through China from Farm to Factory, starting with a section about Sancha, the village outside Beijing where he rented a house: “In the...
by Sophie Beach | Feb 25, 2010
The New York Times reviews the new book by Peter Hessler, Country Driving: A Journey Through China from Farm to Factory: Mr. Hessler’s book is more ambitious than its subtitle makes it sound. This work is as much about staying...
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