James Mann

James Mann, senior writer-in-residence in the CSIS International Security Program, is the author of two books: Beijing Jeep (Simon & Schuster, 1989) and About Face: A History of America's Curious Relationship With China From Nixon to Clinton (Knopf, 1999). Before joining CSIS, he was a diplomatic correspondent and the foreign affairs columnist for the Los Angeles Times. He joined the Times as its Supreme Court correspondent in 1978 and served from 1984 to 1987 as chief of its Beijing bureau. Since that time, he has covered all aspects of U.S.-China relations and U.S. policy toward Asia. His newspaper reporting was awarded the Edward Weintal Prize in 1999 for distinguished coverage of international affairs, and he was also twice the winner of the Edwin M. Hood Award (1993, 1999) for diplomatic reporting. In 2000, his book, About Face, won the New York Public Library's Helen Bernstein Award for book of the year and the Asia-Pacific Prize for best book about Asia. Mann holds a B.A. from Harvard College and was a guest scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. He continues to contribute to the L.A. Times and has also written for the Atlantic Monthly, the New Republic and the Washington Post. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.