China Seminar | 2 January 2014

Who is a Chinese?

Frank Ching Frank Ching

Please join us for a rare opportunity to spend an evening with Frank Ching, a Hong Kong-based journalist, author, and columnist. Frank is long known for his coverage of Asia, particularly China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. He worked for the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and the Far Eastern Economic Review. He opened the Wall Street Journal’s bureau in China in 1979, after the normalization of U.S.-China relations, thus becoming one of the first four American newspaper reporters to be based in Beijing since 1949. His articles have appeared in Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, World Policy Journal, China Quarterly, Current History, the Washington Quarterly, and other publications.

Currently, in addition to weekly commentaries that appear in English-language newspapers across Asia, he is Adjunct Associate Professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He received a BA in English from Fordham University, a master’s degree in philosophy from New York University and a Certificate in Advanced International Reporting from Columbia University as a Ford Foundation Fellow.

He is the author of many publications including “ANCESTORS: 900 Years in the Life of a Chinese Family,” (Morrow, N.Y. 1988), “Hong Kong and China: For Better or For Worse,” (Asia Society and the Foreign Policy Association), and “The Li Dynasty: Hong Kong Aristocrats,” (Oxford University Press).

He was the inaugural lunch speaker at the annual Chiefs of Defense Mission sponsored by the Commander in Chief, Pacific, in Honolulu; the Inaugural Lecture of the Ravenholt-Severyns Lecture at the University of Washington.