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Seattle AWC Lunch & Learn: Overcoming Internal Obstacles as a Journalist

Wednesday, October 20, 2021, 12:00 PM until 1:00 PM

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Seattle WA
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Dori Jones Yang

Award-winning local author Dori Jones Yang will share stories of her eight years as a Business Week correspondent covering China from her new memoir, When the Red Gates Opened: A Memoir of China’s Reawakening. In her twenties, she had the right skills at the right time to cover the historic transformation of China’s society in the 1980s, including the Tiananmen Square massacre. Still, as an introvert, she struggled to overcome internal barriers and gain the self-confidence she needed to be a good journalist. 


Dori gained a unique insight into China as a Mandarin-speaking American reporter who met and married a Chinese man while on assignment. Dori’s observations offer an unusual vantage point from which to understand China’s perspective on its growing prominence in the world—a view seldom heard amidst the acrimony of US-China relations today.  

A graduate of Princeton University, Dori has a master’s in international studies with a focus on China from Johns Hopkins. After leaving Business Week, she covered Silicon Valley for U.S. News and World Report. She has also authored books of historical fiction, inspiration, business, oral histories, and middle-grade fiction. She currently lives in Kirkland.

You can find out more at her website,