When Peter Hessler
joined the Peace Corps and taught English in China, he didn't realize those two years would turn into a lifetime of writing about China and its people. But that's what happened. He spent years as the Beijing correspondent for The New Yorker
, and wrote three books about his travels and the Chinese people. His specialty is looking into the lives of ordinary Chinese - from the factory worker to the poet - and the influences of the Cultural Revolution, censorship, and the government. Join us as we look inside a China we rarely see outside the headlines.
, journalist and travel author