Join us on October 25 for a discussion with a Wall Street Journal correspondent, Pulitzer Prize finalist, and one of the most admired reporters covering China today, Chun Han Wong on his new book, Party of One.
Party of One provides a revealing and timely account of Xi Jinping's rise to power, dispelling misconceptions about his leadership and highlighting his centralization of power, cult of personality, and moves towards indefinite rule. Through his firsthand reporting and historical analysis, Wong explores Xi's impact on China and the world, as he challenges Western influence and promotes China's authoritarian model on the global stage.
The conversation will be moderated by Ian Curtiss, an Associate Faculty at ASU's W. P. Carey School of Business and PCFR Member. There will be time for Q&A, so get reading and come prepared with questions!
Why is this important for Arizona?
China, the world's second-largest economy, is increasingly seen as an alternative to Western democracy. The country is currently led by one man, Xi Jinping. Understanding his leadership and dispelling myths is crucial to understanding US-China relations and China's future on the world stage.
Chun Han Wong has covered China for The Wall Street Journal since 2014. He was part of a team of reporters named as Pulitzer Prize finalists for their coverage of China’s autocratic turn under Xi Jinping. As a Journal correspondent in Beijing and Hong Kong, Wong has written widely on subjects spanning elite politics, Communist Party doctrine, human and labor rights, as well as defense and diplomatic affairs. Born and raised in Singapore, Wong is a native speaker of English and Mandarin Chinese. He studied international history at the London School of Economics, where he graduated with first class honors and won the Derby Bryce Prize.
Associate Faculty at W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University
Prior to joining W. P. Carey, Ian’s career focused on global public affairs and market analysis/intelligence for companies operating in China and Mexico. Most recently, Ian led the policy and U.S. government affairs teams at the American Chamber of Commerce in China. In this role, he consulted American businesses on the latest investment, trade, and cybersecurity policy developments and developed strategies to engage both U.S. and Chinese governments. Prior to that, Ian worked at a number of organizations in U.S. - Mexico and Arizona on border security, immigration and supply chain efficiencies.
Ian completed his Bachelor’s degrees in History and Political Science at ASU, earned a Master’s of International Relations from Peking University and has an MBA from ASU’s W. P. Carey School of Business. Ian speaks both Mandarin Chinese and Spanish fluently.