Howard W. French

Howard W. French is the co-author, with Qiu Xiaolong, of Disappearing Shanghai: Photographs and Poems of an Intimate Way of Life, and is completing a book about China's relationship with Africa. More

Howard W. French is an associate professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. He is a former senior writer and correspondent for The New York Times, where he was bureau chief in Shanghai, Tokyo, Abidjan (West and Central Africa), and for Central America and the Caribbean. Since leaving the Times in August 2008 his writing has been featured in The Atlantic, The New York Review of Books, The International Herald Tribune, and many other publications.

He is the author of A Continent for the Taking: The Tragedy and Hope of Africa, and is currently working on a book about China and Africa (Knopf). Howard French is also a documentary photographer, with a recently-published book titled Disappearing Shanghai. Howard's photography and other work can be seen on his blog.



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