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ChinaFile Presents: Learning China from the Ground Up, with Michael Meyer, Author of the Memoir The Road to Sleeping Dragon
When author Michael Meyer first arrived in China at the age of 23, he wrote Chinese words up and down his arms so that he could converse with the people he met. Over the next two decades he would build a fluency as a reporter and chronicler of the everyday lives of Chinese people—a subject he explores with unusual style, sensitivity, and humor in his first two books, The Last Days of Old Beijing (2008) and In Manchuria (2015). ChinaFile is delighted to welcome Meyer back to Asia Society for the launch of his new memoir, The Road to Sleeping Dragon: Learning China from the Ground Up, which describes his life in China over the eventful and transformative years between his arrival in 1995 and the present.