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Peter Hessler

Here's What A Chinese Book Censor Really Does

New Yorker | Posted 03.08.2015 | Books

My Chinese censor is Zhang Jiren, an editor at the Shanghai Translation Publishing House, and last September he accompanied me on a publicity tour. It...

PHOTOS: How Three Gorges Dam Changed China's River Towns

Posted 02.24.2013 | World

Peter Hessler lived in Fuling, China from 1996 to 1998. As a Peace Corps volunteer, he taught at a local college in this town of 200,000 while the cit...

The Future of China - An Interview with Peter Hessler

Elizabeth Lynch | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Elizabeth Lynch

I sat down with Hessler to discuss his new book and his thoughts on China -- its problems, its future, its people. How have things changed? How have the people responded? What is the impact of rule of law in China?