Keynote Authors


John Delury & Orville Schell
Wealth and Power: China’s Long March to the Twenty-first Century

John Delury is an assistant professor of Chinese and East Asian Studies at Yonsei University’s Graduate School of International Studies in Seoul, South Korea. His first book, Wealth and Power: China’s Long March to the Twenty-first Century, is co-authored with Orville Schell, along with articles on the history of Chinese political thought in leading scholarly journals such as Late Imperial China. In addition to his work on China, he follows Korean Peninsula affairs and publishes on North Korea for policy journals such as Foreign Affairs. Before moving to Seoul in 2010, Delury taught Chinese history and politics at Brown, Columbia, and Peking Universities, and was associate director of the Center on U.S.-China Relations at the Asia Society in New York, of which he remains a senior fellow. He is a term member of the Council of Foreign Relations, member of the National Committee on North Korea, and sits on the 21st Century Leadership Council of the National Committee on American Foreign Policy. Delury received his B.A. and Ph.D. in history from Yale University.

Orville Schell is the Arthur Ross Director of the Center on U.S.-China Relations at Asia Society in New York. He is a former professor and dean at U.C. Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism. Schell was born in New York City, graduated Magna Cum Laude from Harvard University in Far Eastern History, was an exchange student at National Taiwan University in the 1960s, and earned a Ph.D. (Abd) at University of California, Berkeley in Chinese History. He worked for the Ford Foundation in Indonesia, covered the war in Indochina as a journalist, and has traveled widely in China since the mid-1970s. Schell is the author of fifteen books, ten of them about China, and a contributor to numerous edited volumes. He has written widely for many magazine and newspapers, among others including The Atlantic Monthly, The New Yorker, Time, Harpers, The Nation, the China Quarterly, the New York Times, the Washington Post and the Los Angeles Times. He is a Fellow at the Weatherhead East Asian Institute at Columbia University, a Senior Fellow at the Annenberg School of Communications at U.S.C.and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Schell is also the recipient of many prizes and fellowships, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Overseas Press Club Award, and the Harvard-Stanford Shorenstein Prize in Asian Journalism. ( )