What was it like working as a foreign correspondent in China in the 1940s? Or the 1970s?
Mike Chinoy has put together two short video histories of foreign correspondents reporting in China as part of a series called “Assignment China” produced by the U.S.-China Institute at the University of Southern California.
The first piece (45 mins) looks at correspondents who covered the Chinese civil war in the 1940s. The second (35 mins) interviews American correspondents of the 1970s and ’80s who arrived after China-US diplomatic relations were normalized, including Fox Butterfield (author of China, Alive in the Bitter Sea) and others.
Join Mike, who is visiting Beijing, for a chat after the screening.
DATE: Oct 13
MOMA Broadway Cinematheque, library screening room.1st floor,
Building inside China MOMA North Section, T4, 1 Xiangheyuan Lu, Dongcheng District
东城区东城区东直门香河园路1号北区当代MOMA内, 4座, 库布里克
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ABOUT THE FILM-MAKER:
Mike Chinoy was a foreign correspondent for CNN for 24 years, doing stints as a roving reporter based in London, Bureau Chief in Beijing and Hong Kong. From 2001-2006, as Senior Asia Correspondent, he was responsible for coverage throughout the Asia-Pacific. He started out working for CBS News and NBC News in Hong Kong in the 1970s. He is also the author of China Live: People Power and the Television Revolution and Meltdown: The Inside Story of the North Korean Nuclear Crisis.