Jonathan Kaiman is the Beijing-based bureau chief of The Los Angeles Times. Previously, he wrote for The Guardian, covering China's culture, politics and environment. He moved to China on a Fulbright grant in 2009, and spent most of the year in rural Sichuan province recording traditional stories and songs. He got his start in journalism as a research intern at The New York Times' Beijing bureau. As a Guardian reporter, he wrote about Christian missionaries in Tibet, Uyghur tightrope walkers, a Mongolian shaman, cancer villages, the politics of pop music, and Edward Snowden. Kaiman has also filed stories from South Korea, Mongolia, India, Hong Kong and Canada for publications including the L.A. Times, Foreign Policy, and the Atlantic. He is a graduate of Vassar College.


Last Updated: March 12, 2018

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