ABOUT THE PROGRAM:
Lunch presentation by Oregonian reporter Amy Hsuan, who visited China in November, traveling 4,500 miles by train, plane, automobile and motorized cart. Her mission: to tell stories of why China's rapid transformation matters to Oregonians and the state's economy. Her trip resulted in a five-day series in The Oregonian which covered an expanse of industries: solar, timber, green building, high-tech. Amy will talk about reporting in China, covering the topics in her series and working as a reporter there. A question and answer period will follow.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER:
Amy Hsuan started her career at The Oregonian in Portland, Ore. as an intern after receiving her master's degree in journalism from the Newhouse School of Public Communications, where she won a full scholarship as the Newhouse Minority Fellow in 2003. Over her past five years at The Oregonian, she has worked as a general assignment reporter and covered neighborhoods, education and now business. In November 2008, she was one of six U.S. reporters to be awarded an international reporting fellowship with the Thompson Reuters Foundation, when she traveled in China for three weeks exploring financial ties to Oregon. Prior to working at The Oregonian, Hsuan worked as a cultural anthropologist after receiving her bachelor's degree in anthropology in 2001 from the University of California at Los Angeles, where she was a Regents Scholar. She has served two terms as the president of the Asian American Journalists Association, Portland Chapter.
Official Website: http://www.nwchina.org/programs/090603cbn.htm
Added by Craig Fisk on May 18, 2009