1981, BA (Hons), Harvard University; BA (Hons) and MA (Hons) in Law and Rhodes Scholar, University of Oxford; 1984, diploma in Arabic Language Studies, American University in Cairo; 1987-88, studies in Chinese, Taipei Language Institute. Since 1984, with New York Times: 1988-93, Beijing Bureau Chief; 1995-99, Tokyo Bureau Chief; since 2001, Columnist. Co-Author: Half the Sky; China Wakes; Thunder from the East. Board Member: Harvard University Overseers; Association of American Rhodes Scholars. Interests: backpacking, distance running. Recipient of awards: Pulitzer Prizes (1990 and 2006).