Orville Schell

Arthur Ross Director, Center on U.S.-China Relations, Asia Society in New York

As the Arthur Ross Director of the Center on U.S.-China Relations at Asia Society in New York, Orville Schell is working to create an open and collaborative relationship between the United States and China. He draws upon his decades of experience with the region, starting in the 1960s when Schell was an exchange student at National Taiwan University. Afterwards, he worked for the Ford Foundation in Indonesia, covered the war in Indochina as a journalist, and has traveled widely in China since the mid-70s. Schell is the author of fifteen books, ten of them about China, and a contributor to numerous edited volumes, the most recent being Wealth and Power: China’s long March to the 21st Century and Virtual Tibet.

He is a Fellow at the Weatherhead East Asian Institute at Columbia University, a Senior Fellow at the Annenberg School of Communications at USC and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

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