Carolyn Wakeman

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Carolyn Wakeman directs the school's Asia-Pacific Program and the International Visiting Scholars Program. She is faculty coordinator for the Asian Studies/ Journalism concurrent degree program, both advising students in the program and teaching several courses in the curriculum. Professor Wakeman holds a bachelor's degree from Brown University and an M.A. and Ph.D from Washington University, all in English literature, and formerly taught at Yale University and Beijing Foreign Studies University. Professor Wakeman co-edited with Adjunct Professor Ken Light Assignment Shanghai: Photographs on the Eve of Revolution and is the author of To the Storm: The Odyssey of a Revolutionary Chinese Woman.  She also co-wrote (with former dissident Harry Wu) Bitter Winds: A Memoir of My Years in China's Gulag.

Published Stories & Highlights:

Covering North Korea
North Gate News

Students in Carolyn Wakeman's Covering North Korea seminar launched a website that features original articles by J-School students and visiting scholars along with events, photographs, film reviews, news sites, and links to NGOs providing aid and information.