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The Asia Scotland Institute and the China-Britain Business Council are delighted to welcome Orville Schell, a world renowned expert on China.

Orville Schell currently is the Arthur Ross Director of the Centre on U.S.- China Relations at the Asia Society in New York. He is a former professor and Dean at the University of California, Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism.

Schell Graduated Magna Cum Laude from Harvard University in Far Eastern History, was an exchange student at Taiwan University in the 1960s, and earned a PhD (Abd) in Chinese History at the University of California, Berkeley. He worked for the Ford Foundation in Indonesia, covered the war in Indochina as a journalist, and has travelled widely in China since the mid-70s.

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. Schell was a Fellow at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism and the recipient of many prizes and fellowships, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Overseas Press Club Award, and the Harvard-Stanford Shorenstein Prize in Asian Journalism.

Schell is the author of fifteen books, ten of them about China, and a contributor to numerous edited volumes. His most recent book is Wealth and Power: China’s long march to the Twenty-first Century. He is also a contributor to such magazines as The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, The China Quarterly, and The New York Review of books, among others.

June 06 2016


Date: June 6, 2016
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm


Ernst & Young

10 George St
Edinburgh, EH2 2DZ

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