Pulitzer Center-supported photojournalist Sim Chi Yin and Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Ian Johnson speak in St. Louis on Wednesday, October 29, about how China's cultural traditions play out in meeting some of China's most urgent challenges.
Sim is a Beijing-based photojournalist and a member of VII Photo Agency. She is a fourth-generation overseas Chinese, born and raised in Singapore. She worked as a journalist and foreign correspondent for the Straits Times, Singapore's national English language daily, for nine years before she began her freelance photography career. Since 2011, she has also photographed for the New York Times, The New Yorker, TIME, Financial Times Weekend Magazine, and New York Times Sunday Magazine.
Johnson is a Beijing-based writer who specializes in civil society, culture and religion. While at the Wall Street Journal, he won several prizes, including the Pulitzer Prize, the Overseas Press Club's Hal Boyle Award and the Society of Professional Journalists' Foreign Correspondence award, for his coverage of the suppression of the Falun Gong movement and the rise of civil society in China. Johnson left the newspaper in 2010 to pursue magazine and book writing on cultural and social affairs, and is currently a Beijing-correspondent for The New York Times and contributes regularly to other publications.
The Pulitzer Center has commissioned multiple reporting projects in China: Some address specific issues such as air and soil pollution and the impact of desertification, deforestation and urbanization; others look at the increasing relevance of religion in meeting those challenges as well as efforts to "return to the land".
Wednesday, October 29
7 to 8:30 pm
Nerinx Hall High School
530 E Lockwood Avenue
Webster Groves, MO 63119