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The U.S. vs. China

Face Off

FACE-OFF is an eight-episode podcast about how China and the United States, once friends, are now foes.  FACE-OFF is hosted by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jane Perlez, former New York Times Beijing bureau chief and current fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center. In each episode Professor Rana Mitter, recently of the University of Oxford and now professor of modern China at the Harvard Kennedy School, chats with Jane on what’s at stake.

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Jane Perlez

Jane Perlez

Jane Perlez has been a New York Times foreign correspondent for more than three decades, including a recent seven-year stint in China and five years in Southeast Asia. She was a lead member of the New York Times team that won the Pulitzer Prize for coverage of Pakistan and Afghanistan. Ms. Perlez made The Great Wager, a five part series podcast for WBUR on the Nixon visit to China and its consequences for today. 


Rana Mitter

Professor Rana Mitter is a distinguished China historian at the Harvard Kennedy School of Public Policy. He has written several books on China including “Forgotten Ally: China’s World War II, 1937-1945” and “A Bitter Revolution, China’s Struggle with the Modern World.” He is a frequent contributor to BBC podcasts and radio shows on China. 

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