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China’s Red Nobility: A Conversation with David Barboza

Asia Society of Northern California hosts a conversation with award-winning journalist David Barboza on his ground-breaking reporting in China.

March 2, 2016 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Join Asia Society Northern California in a conversation with David Barboza, the Pulitzer-prize winning correspondent for The New York Times. Year 2012 marked a watershed moment in Western coverage of China when Bloomberg News exposed the vast fortunes of Xi Jinping’s relatives and the hidden business dealings that generated them; and The New York Times followed soon thereafter with David Barboza’s coverage of the then-Premier Wen Jiabao’s family fortunes. China’s Red Nobility examines the behind-the-scenes story of Mr. Barboza’s investigations and the dramatic, controversial and often frightening consequences that he and his colleagues experienced. Clayton Dube, Director of the University of Southern California's (USC) U.S.-China Institute at the Annenberg School, will moderate the conversation.

David Barboza first served as the Shanghai correspondent for the New York Times in 2004 and was its bureau chief from 2008 to 2015. In 2013, Mr. Barboza won the Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting “for his striking exposure of corruption at high levels of the Chinese government, including billions in secret wealth owned by relatives of the prime minister, well documented work published in the face of heavy pressure from the Chinese officials.” He was also part of the team that won the Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting. Mr. Barboza won The Society of American Business Editors and Writers 2007 Best in Business Journalism Contest for a New York Times article, "A Chinese Reformer Betrays His Cause, and Pays.” He was also part of the team that won the 2008 Grantham Prize for the series "Choking on Growth: China’s Environmental Crisis."

Clayton Dube has headed the USC U.S.-China Institute since it was established in 2006 to focus on the multidimensional U.S.-China relationship. Mr. Dube was trained as a historian, working on modern Chinese economic history. He lived in China for five years and has visited over fifty times for research, to lead delegations, or to lecture. He was associate editor of the journal Modern China, produced the Assignment: China series on American media coverage of China, and has received teaching awards from three universities. On Twitter: @claydube

Program Agenda
5:30 - 6:00 pm: Registration
6:00 - 7:30 pm: Discussion and Q&A
7:30 - 8:00 pm: Reception & Networking

Earlier this January 2016, Barboza talked with Asia Blog about the aftermath of his report on Wen Jiabao, why he keeps a low profile on social media, and where his views on the role of a reporter part ways with some of his colleagues. Click here to read the full interview with Asia Society's Eric Fish.

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