#BLF 2018# ASKING THE RIGHT QUESTIONS

ASKING THE RIGHT QUESTIONS

Ian Johnson and Xie Ding, moderated by Anthony Kuhn
Saturday, March 10, 4pm | 60 RMB – purchase link

Join us as two leading journalists and non-fiction writers discuss their writing and research, and how they get the most out of interviews to deliver stories that stand truly out. Ian Johnson writes features and essays for The New York Times, The New York Review of Books, as well as other publications. He was twice nominated for the Pulitzer Prize and won in 2001 for his coverage of China. His latest book, The Souls of China: The Return of Religion After Mao, describes China’s religious revival and its implications for politics and society. Xie Ding has established a name for himself in China for delivering fresh and real stories under the “NoonStory” non-fiction brand he developed with jiemian.com, and he is currently developing a new column called “Beast Interviews” that will feature regular in-depth interviews from across China. In conversation with NPR Beijing Correspondent Anthony Kuhn.

This event will be consecutively translated in English and Chinese.

提出正确的问题

Ian Johnson,谢丁
主持人 Anthony Kuhn

3月10日(星期六),下午四点 | 60 RMB | BW10-4

我们有幸请到两位杰出的记者与非虚构作家,他们将分享探讨如何写作调研,以及他们是如何从采访中汲取最多的信息,以传递真实的故事。Ian Johnson为《纽约时报》、《纽约书评》以及其他多种出版物撰写特稿及文章,他曾两次获得普利策奖提名,并于2001年因其对中国的报道荣获该奖。他在最新作品The Souls of China: The Return of Religion After Mao中描写了中国的宗教复兴及其对政治和社会的影响。谢丁早年在界面新闻创立非虚构栏目《正午故事》,致力于讲述新鲜、真实、具有时代烙印的故事,影响广泛。如今,他正筹备一个新的栏目《野兽采访》,选题将来自中国各地,定期发布访谈报道。

此活动现场翻译,中英双语进行。

Ian Johnson is a Pulitzer-Prize winning writer focusing on society, religion, and history. He writes features and essays for The New York Times, The New York Review of Books, as well as other publications. He was twice nominated for the Pulitzer Prize and won in 2001 for his coverage of China. Ian has published three books and contributed chapters to three others. His newest book, The Souls of China: The Return of Religion After Mao, describes China’s religious revival and its implications for politics and society. His other books are on civil society and grassroots protest in China (Wild Grass, 2004) and Islamism and the Cold War in Europe (A Mosque in Munich, 2010). He has also contributed chapters to three other books: My First Trip to China (2011), Chinese Characters (2012), and the  Oxford Illustrated History of Modern China (2016).

Xie Ding is originally from Chongqing. He worked as a journalist for 13 years, writing for daily newspapers, weeklies, then monthly magazines, and in his own words, “became more and more lazy” as that time went on. In 2014, he founded “NoonStory”, which is a non-fiction brand under jiemian.com which aims to provide stories that are fresh, real and reflect the contemporary environment. He is currently preparing for a new Jiemian column called “Beast Interviews”, which be a regular series of in-depth interviews.

谢丁,重庆人。记者十三年。干过日报、周报、月刊杂志,人越来越懒。曾供职于《21世纪经纪报道》、《生活》、《时尚先生》杂志。2014年在界面新闻创立《正午故事》,2018年离职。目前正筹备一个新栏目《野兽采访》。

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