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Lenora Chu – Lessons from China: The World’s Largest Education System

February 26, 2020 @ 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

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Speaker: Lenora Chu – International Correspondent, Christian Science Monitor; Author, Little Soldiers

Based on journalistic research as well as her own experiences as a parent navigating the Chinese education system, Lenora will illuminate the impact of culture on education and global competitiveness, discuss differences between Chinese and Western systems, and detail their strengths and challenges.

Lenora Chu is a journalist and author of the award-winning Little Soldiers, a narrative account of China’s education system (HarperCollins, 2017). She is also currently a Berlin-based international correspondent for the nonprofit news organization Christian Science Monitor. With 15 years’ experience in the U.S. and China, Lenora’s work illuminates the intersection of culture, education, policy and global competitiveness — a passion borne in part of growing up with Chinese parents in America.

In 2019, she was named to the public intellectuals program of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations. As a commentator, Lenora has appeared on NPR, CBS, BBC, and the CBC, and her articles and op-eds have been published in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Cut and Business Insider, among others.  Her first book won ASJA’s 2018 nonfiction prize and was also shortlisted for Stanford’s Saroyan International Prize. A former media and management consultant, Lenora is the past president of the Shanghai Foreign Correspondents’ Club. She holds degrees in engineering and journalism from Stanford and Columbia Universities.


February 26, 2020
12:15 pm - 1:30 pm
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CGIS South S020, Belfer Case Study Room
1730 Cambridge St.
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies

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