Orville Schell

Arthur Ross Director, Center on US-China Relations, Asia Society

Orville Schell is the Arthur Ross Director of the Center on U.S.-China Relations at the Asia Society. He’s a former professor and dean at University of California Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, worked for the Ford Foundation in Indonesia, and as a journalist covered the war in Indochina. Author of 15 books, ten of them about China, Schell’s most recent is Wealth and Power: China’s Long March to the Twenty-first Century. He contributes to several publications including The New Yorker and The China Quarterly. A fellow at Columbia University’s Weatherhead East Asian Institute and senior fellow at Annenberg School of Communications, Schell’s honors include the Harvard-Stanford Shorenstein Prize in Asian Journalism. 

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