18 January 2021

The Adventure of Peter Hessler: From America to China

Peter Hessler (Missouri & Mansfield 1992), an American journalist and writer, graduated from the English Department of Princeton University in 1992. In the same year of graduation, he won a Rhodes scholarship and went to Oxford University for further study. In 1996, he came to Fuling Normal College in Sichuan to teach. Since then, he has a lasting bond with China and lived in China until 2007. In 2011, his family moved to Cairo, Egypt. In 2019, he returned to China with his family and came to Chengdu to teach at Pittsburgh College of Sichuan University. He has written "China Trilogy" which is famous at home and abroad: River TownOracle Bones and Country Driving. Besides China, his Strange Stones and The Buried depict people and events in the United States and Egypt. The United States, the United Kingdom, China, Egypt, and back to China - he always starts a new journey after another unexpectedly. In this article, Rhodes China, together with He Wei---Peter's Chinese name---, looks back on his exciting journey of writing for more than 20 years.

Read the Chinese article here.

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