James Mann is author-in-residence at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. He formerly served as a Washington correspondent, foreign-affairs columnist, and Beijing Bureau Chief for the Los Angeles Times.

Mann has written three books about various aspects of America’s relationship with China: Beijing Jeep, About Face: A History of America’s Curious Relationship With China, From Nixon to Clinton, and The China Fantasy. Mann also writes about other aspects of American foreign policy, including a book about the George W. Bush administration, Rise of the Vulcans, and books about the Reagan and Obama administrations.

Mann lives in Washington, D.C. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and is a board member of the Wisconsin Project for Nuclear Arms Control.

Last Updated: December 4, 2018

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