New Yorker magazine staff writer Peter Hessler discusses his new book Strange Stones: Dispatches from East and West, a collection of essays on China and the United States, with author Michael Meyer and ChinaFile Editor Susan Jakes.
Peter Hessler is Beijing correspondent for The New Yorker. He also writes for National Geographic. His earlier book on being a Peace Corps volunteer in China is called "River Town."
Susan Jakes is the Editor of ChinaFile, a new online magazine published by Asia Society's Center on U.S.-China Relations. She reported for Time from 2000-2007, first as a reporter and editor based in Hong Kong and then as the magazine's Beijing Correspondent.
After a unique career path from Navy nuclear engineer to Harvard MBA to leadership roles at IDEO and Frog Design, Michael Meyer is currently the CEO of Adaptive Path.