A novel about Vivian, a young Irish girl sent by rail from a New York City tenement to Minnesota in the early 1900s. She was one of thousands of abandoned children sent to live with rural families for a better life. But not all ended up in loving homes.
A look at China’s growing economic might and global influence, and U.S.-China policy.
- David Shambaugh director of the China policy program at George Washington University, non-resident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, and author of "Modernizing China's Military" (University of California)
- James Mann author-in-residence at Johns Hopkins University's Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies; author of "The China Fantasy: How Our Leaders Explain Away Chinese Repression;" former Beijing bureau chief for the "Los Angeles Times." Other books include "About Face: A History of America's Curious Relationship with China."
- Albert Keidel senior fellow at the Atlantic Council, former acting manager of the Treasury Department's Asia Office, and an adjunct professor of China's economy at Georgetown University.
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