Authors James and Deborah Fallows address the issue of China's effect on the U.S. at Xavier

The event takes place on Thursday, Oct. 27, in the Duff Banquet Center at Cintas | October 25, 2011

Authors James and Deborah Fallows address the topic “Does China Exist?” in the Duff Banquet Center at Xavier’s Cintas Center on Oct. 27 at 7:30 p.m. The talk is free and open to the public.

Americans are seeing the effects of a rising China in the competition for jobs, markets, international prestige, a growing military, and rising diplomatic influence, as well as control over America's fast-growing debt.

How should Americans think about the country that is bound to play such a part in their 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, address these issues in their presentation.

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. Among his most recent books is Postcards from Tomorrow Square: Reports from China.

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

The event is co-sponsored by the Foreign Policy Leadership Council, Greater Cincinnati Chinese Chamber of Commerce, the Department of Political Science and Sociology at Xavier, the international studies program at Xavier, and Xavier’s Edward B. Brueggeman Center for Dialogue.
For more information, contact 513-745-3922.