Book Discussion on River Town

Mr. Hessler described his experiences as a Peace Corps volunteer in the city of Fuling, in China’s Sichuan province. In… read more

Mr. Hessler described his experiences as a Peace Corps volunteer in the city of Fuling, in China’s Sichuan province. In River Town: Two Years on the Yangtze, published by Harper Collins, Mr. Hessler detailed his travels in Fuling and throughout the province, the people he encountered and the lessons he learned. When Mr. Hessler arrived as a volunteer in 1996, it was the first time in more than fifty years that the city had an American resident. He taught English and American literature at the local college, while his students taught him about the customs and traditions of Fuling. Mr. Hessler read excerpts from his book and answered questions from members of the audience. close

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  • Peter Hessler Correspondent New Yorker Magazine->Beijing
  • Pat Reilly Vice Chairman National Peace Corps Association

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Book Discussion on River Town

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Program ID:
168293-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Feb 23, 2002
Last Aired:
Mar 3, 2008

Airing Details

  • Feb 23, 2002 | 12:58pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 18, 2002 | 1:30am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 28, 2002 | 3:45am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Feb 28, 2006 | 5:02am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 03, 2006 | 5:02am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 05, 2006 | 5:02am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 27, 2008 | 10:13pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 28, 2008 | 4:12am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 28, 2008 | 8:02am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 03, 2008 | 8:02am EST | C-SPAN 3
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