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Peter Hessler

foreign correspondent, The New Yorker

Peter Hessler is an American writer and journalist. He is well known for his two books, *China, River Town: Two Years on the Yangtze *(2001) and *Oracle Bones: A Journey Between China's Past and Present* (2006). Hessler graduated Princeton University in 1992 and won a Rhodes Scholarship to study English language and literature at the University of Oxford. In 1996, he joined the Peace Corps and spent the next two years teaching English at a local college in Fuling, China. Since 1999, he has lived in Beijing as a freelance writer. He is currently married to journalist and writer Leslie T. Chang. In 1999, Peter Hessler started a Yahoo Scholarship Fund which supports students in Sichuan, Chongqing and Tibet.