Experts Ask: What Are the Effects of China on the U.S.?

September 29, 2011

CINCINNATI, Sept. 27, 2011 -- On Oct. 27 at 7:30 p.m. in the Duff Banquet Center at Xavier’s Cintas Center, James & Deborah Fallows will address the topic “Does China Exist?” Their talk is free and open to the public. For more information, contact 513 745-3922.

Everywhere Americans turn, we see the effects of a rising China; competition for jobs, markets, and international prestige, a growing military, plus rising diplomatic influence. Not to mention control over America's fast-growing debt. How should Americans think about the country that is bound to play such a part in our future? What strengths - and weaknesses - does China have that don't get noticed here? James and Deborah Fallows, who have lived for years in China, provide some of the answers in 'Does China Exist?'

James Fallows, former presidential speechwriter and current Atlantic Monthly correspondent, has reported from around the world for nearly 30 years, including most recently three years in China. His recent books include Postcards from Tomorrow Square: Reports from China.

Deborah Fallows is a linguist and author, and along with her husband James, lived and travelled throughout China for three years. She has written for publications from National Geographic to The Atlantic. Her latest book is Dreaming in Chinese: Mandarin Lesson in Life, Love, and Language.

This event is cosponsored by Foreign Policy Leadership Council, Greater Cincinnati Chinese Chamber of Commerce, The Department of Political Science and Sociology at Xavier University, International Studies Program at Xavier University, and the Edward B. Brueggeman Center for Dialogue.