Books by John Pomfret

John Pomfret is a reporter for The Washington Post. Formerly the Post’s Beijing bureau chief, he is now the Los Angeles bureau chief. In 2003, Pomfret was awarded the Osborn Elliott Prize for Excellence in Asian Journalism by the Asia Society, an annual a

Released: Nov. 29, 2016

"An occasionally too-dense but impressively wide-ranging history demonstrating that the U.S.-China relationship began decades before Richard Nixon arrived on the scene."
An in-depth look at the historically deep and mutually influential relationship between the United States and China. Read full book review >
Released: Aug. 8, 2006

"A moving account of individual experiences, indispensable to anyone seeking to understand the precarious national psyche of the world's most populous nation."
Among the first Americans to study in China following the communist victory in 1949, Washington Post reporter Pomfret looks back at his student days at Nanjing University in 1981 and the lives of his classmates, survivors of one of the most tumultuous periods in the country's history. Read full book review >