Journalist in Residence 2008


USCET was pleased to welcome Jonathan Kaufman, Pulitzer Prize Winning Reporter and Editor for the Wall Street Journal, to China as its Journalist in Residence in 2008.

Jonathan Kaufman has worked for the Wall Street Journal since 1995 and currently serves as its Senior Editor. He has had a longstanding interest in China and has significant experience there. In 2002, he became the Journal's China Bureau Chief, overseeing coverage of China's economic and social transformation and its growing political and economic impact on the United States and the world. He supervised reporters in four cities:  Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, and Taipei. 

Prior to joining the Wall Street Journal, Mr. Kaufman worked for the Boston Globe. As a reporter for the Globe, he won the Pulitzer Prize in 1984 for a series on racism and job discrimination in Boston and five other cities. Mr. Kaufman holds a B.A. in English from Yale Unviersity and an M.A. in Regional Studies - East Asia from Harvard University.

Traveling to Beijing, Shanghai, and Nanjing, China, during June and July 2008, Kaufman spoke to audiences regarding American and Chinese perspectives on the role of the press in the 21st century. In addition, he addressed audiences on, "The 2008 American Election: What It Means for China, America, and the World." He delivered public lectures at universities and participated in numerous roundtable discussions with university faculty, graduate students, and representatives of the media.