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China's Civilian Army: The Making of Wolf Warrior Diplomacy

A book talk by Peter Martin, Defense Policy and Intelligence Reporter, Bloomberg News

September 8, 2021 5:15pm

Join the USF Center for Asia Pacific Studies for a book talk by Peter Martin, author of China's Civilian Army: The Making of Wolf Warrior Diplomacy. The book charts China's transformation from an isolated and impoverished communist state to a global superpower from the perspective of those on the front line: China's diplomats. This talk will be in the format of a short lecture followed by a moderated Q&A.

Peter Martin is a political reporter for Bloomberg News and the author of "China's Civilian Army: The Making of Wolf Warrior Diplomacy." He has written extensively on escalating tensions in the US-China relationship and reported from China's border with North Korea and its far-western region of Xinjiang. He previously worked for the consultancy APCO Worldwide in Beijing, New Delhi, and Washington, where he analyzed politics for multinational companies. In Washington, he served as chief of staff to the company's global CEO. His writing has been published by outlets including Foreign Affairs, the National Interest, the Guardian, the Jamestown China Brief, the Diplomat, and the Christian Science Monitor. He holds degrees from the University of Oxford, Peking University, and the London School of Economics.