While many in the West continue to view China as a pillar of authoritarianism, its internal social and political dynamics are shifting rapidly.

The New Yorker’s Evan Osnos addressed these tensions in a discussion of his recent, critically acclaimed book Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2014). Thomas L. Friedman of the New York Times moderated the discussion. A brief reception preceded the talk.

Evan Osnos

Evan Osnos is a staff writer at the New Yorker, where he served as the China correspondent from 2008 to 2013. He is the winner of two Overseas Press Club awards and the Asia Society’s Osborn Elliott Prize for Excellence in Journalism on Asia. 

Thomas L. Friedman

Thomas L. Friedman is the New York Times’  foreign-affairs columnist and author of six bestselling books on global affairs.