1968 Ph.D (Abd) University of California, Berkeley, Department of History (Chinese History).
1967 M.A., University of California, Berkeley, Department of History (Chinese History).
1964 B.A., Magna Cum Laude, Harvard University, Department of History. (Far Eastern History).
1961-1962 National Taiwan University, Department of History (Foreign Student, non-degree program).
1960 Stanford University, intensive Chinese language summer program.
Fellowships and Awards
2005 Northern California Book Awards, The Fred Cody Lifetime Achievement Award.
2003 The Shorenstein Journalism Award for Covering Asia – John F. Kennedy School’s Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy and Stanford University’s Asia-Pacific Research Center
2001 Honorary Doctorate, Dominican University.
1997 George Peabody Award: Producer of the WGBH-Frontline documentary,
"The Gate of Heavenly Peace."
1995 Senior Fellow, Freedom Forum Media Studies Center, Columbia University. Fellow, East Asian Institute, Columbia University.
1993 Overseas Press Club of American Award: Best magazine article on a foreign
subject in 1992 for "China Plays The Market," The Nation, December 14, 1992. (Co-author)
- Alfred I. Dupont-Columbia University Silver Baton award in broadcast journalism for CBS "60 Minutes" report "Made In China." (Program consultant)
1992 Emmy Award for "60 Minutes" report "Made In China."(Program consultant)
1989-1990 John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship.
- Mencken Award for "Atlantic Monthly" article on Fang Lizhi
1986 MacDowell Colony Fellowship.
1985 - News Paper Guild of New York: Page One Award for "New Yorker" series.
- Bay Area Book Reviewers Association: Award in Non-fiction.
1983 MacDowell Colony Fellowship.
1981 Alicia Patterson Foundation: Journalism fellowship.
1967-1968 - Center for Chinese Studies, University of California: Foreign Area Training Fellowship.
1964-1966 - Ford Foundation, Overseas Development Training Associate Fellowship, Jakarta, Indonesia.
1961-1962 - Ministry of Education, Republic of China, Foreign Student Fellowship.
2007-present Arthur Ross Director, Center on U.S.-China Relations, Asia Society
2007-present Senior Fellow, Center on Communication Leadership, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Southern California.
2000-present Editor, Project Syndicate China column.
1996-2007 Dean, the Graduate School of Journalism, University of California, Berkeley.
1997 Correspondent for WGBH-Frontline documentary "Dreams of Tibet."
1997 Consultant for CBC "60 Minutes" program, "Hong Kong."
1995-1997 Moderator of Voice of America's program "Issues and Perspectives on China."
1996 Producer WGBH-TV Boston "Frontline" documentary "Gate of Heavenly Peace" and editorial consultant for Frontline documentary for "Smoke In Your Eye."
1995 Consultant: CBC News.
1994 Correspondent: WGBH-TV Boston "Frontline" documentary, "Red Flag Over Tibet."
1991 Consultant: CBS "60 Minutes" program "Made In China."
1990 Regents' Lecturer: Graduate School of Journalism, University of California, Berkeley.
1989 Vice Chairman: Human Rights Watch/Asia.
1989 Executive Committee member: Human Rights Watch
1989 Consultant: ABC Nightline.
1989 Commentator: NBC Nightly News.
1988-1989 President: China Symposium `89.
1987 Consultant: NBC Nightly News.
1987 Visiting Distinguished Professor: Chico State University.
1986 Research Associate: Center for Chinese Studies, University of California, Berkeley
1984 Co-Producer: WGBH-TV Boston Frontline documentary film: "A Chinese Affair."
1975-1985 "New Yorker Magazine:" China coverage.
1970-1971 Founder and Editor-in-Chief: Pacific News Service.
1968-1971 Co-Director: The Bay Area Institute.
1967 Co-coordinator: Committee of Concerned Asian scholars.
Board and Professional Society Affiliations
Board Member - Current Media (2005-present)
Board Member - Homelands Productions
Board Member - World Affairs Council of San Francisco (1999-present)
Media Council - The Davos World Economic Forum (1998-present)
Jury - The Nancy Dickerson Whitehead Award (1997-present)
Member - Council on Foreign Relations (1992-present)
Member - National Committee on U.S. China Relations. (1984-present)
Board Member - The Social Science Research Council (2001-2007).
Jury - Sundance Documentary Film Fund (2001-2006)
Jury - The Dan David Prize (2003)
Jury - The Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting. (1998-2000)
Advisory Board - The New Perspectives Fund, The Capital Group (1996-2003)
Board Member - The Yale-China Association (1992-2003)
Jury - The National Magazine Awards. (1998-2001)
Research Associate - Center For Chinese Studies, University of California, Berkeley.
Consultant - Frontline and Frontline/World, WGBH-Boston.
Member - The Global Business Network (1985-2004)
Advisory Board - Center for Investigative Journalism.