Connecting generations and cultures through the lives of ordinary people
Dori Jones Yang is a writer who aims to build bridges between cultures and between generations. Author of a wide variety of books for different audiences, she loves to explore different countries, explain complex issues in understandable language, and make history come alive.
Cross-cultural understanding is vital for world peace.
It’s important for people in both countries that the U.S. and China maintain good communication and carefully manage their relations.
Books can help you get to know people in other countries and appreciate their values and lives.
American children benefit from diverse books about kids from other countries and backgrounds.
We can become wiser by seeking wisdom in older people and those from other religions and cultures.
A wise and admirable company is one that aims to do well while doing good.
Good, clear writing can bridge the gap between ordinary readers and even complex subjects.
Five things I learned from publishing my memoir
Today, September 22, is the second anniversary of the publication of my memoir, When the Red Gates Opened: A Memoir of China’s Reawakening—about the eight years I spent as a foreign correspondent covering China for Business Week. Here are five things I’ve learned...
Five takeaways from my 25 years as an author
Today, September 7, is the 25th anniversary of the publication of my first book, Pour Your Heart Into It: How Starbucks Built a Company One Cup at a Time. As I reflect on these years, here are five things I’ve learned. #1: Becoming a published author transforms you....
What the US Media Gets Wrong about Taiwan
Hello, readers – today I welcome Craig Reeder, who has an excellent post about how the US media misrepresents the Taiwan situation. I knew Craig from the 1980s, when we both worked in China. Let me know what you think! The Media Misrepresents the Taiwan Situation By...