Edward Wong

Edward Wong is a diplomatic correspondent for The New York Times who reports on foreign policy from Washington and is writing a book on China for Viking. He has spent most of his career as an international correspondent, reporting for 13 years from China and Iraq for The Times. As Beijing bureau chief, he ran The Times’s largest overseas operation. He has filed dispatches from North Korea, Afghanistan and Tibet, and he reported from the final flight of the Concorde. He was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University and taught international reporting at Princeton University as a Ferris Professor of Journalism. He was recently a fellow at the Wilson Center and is a fellow at Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. Wong received a Livingston Award for his coverage of the Iraq War and was on a team from The Times’s Baghdad Bureau that was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in international reporting. He has two awards from the Society of Publishers in Asia for coverage of China. Mr. Wong graduated with honors from the University of Virginia with a bachelor’s degree in English literature. He has dual master’s degrees in journalism and international and area studies from the University of California at Berkeley. He has studied Mandarin Chinese at the Beijing Language and Culture University, Taiwan University and Middlebury College. He was born in Washington, D.C.