Two-time Pulitzer Prize winner John Burns has been a foreign correspondent in Peking, Toronto, Sarajevo, Belgrade, and Johannesburg. He discusses his time based in Beijing from 1971 to 1975, during which he covered China’s Cultural Revolution as well as the life and politics of mainland China. He is joined by Orville Schell, the Arthur Ross Director of the Asia Society’s Center on US-China Relations, who also spent time covering China during the Cultural Revolution. The discussion is preceded by a screening of Li Zhensheng’s photographs of the Cultural Revolution from Red Color News Soldier. Bill Keller, Executive Editor of The New York Times, moderates. This event was held by the Asia Society.
Posted: November 10th, 2008
Covering the Cultural Revolution: A Conversation with John Burns