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Rob Gifford

China Editor, The Economist

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 Rob Gifford Biography

When acclaimed NPR correspondent Rob Gifford set out on a 3,000 mile journey along the "Mother Road of China," from Shanghai into the heart of Asia, he had one big question: "Which is it going to be for China, greatness or implosion?" He found the answer in the ordinary people, caught up in an extraordinary moment in time, who he discovered along the way.

Gifford shares his compelling adventure along the Chinese Route 66 in China Road, the best-selling book that defines the great nation through the generation of people building the new China - revealing the rich mosaic of modern Chinese life in all its contradiction.

Gifford first went to China in 1987 as a twenty-year old language student. He has spent much of the last two decades studying China while travelling all over the continent, reporting for NPR's "Morning Edition" and "All Things Considered." Currently, he is the China Editor for The Economist.

Bearing witness to the social and economic revolution that is turning China upside down, Gifford recreates the voices of the people, and breathes life into the region, drawing audiences into the story with him. With eloquence and a dash of humor, he opens eyes and minds, revealing how the future of the West is inexorably linked to the fate of 1.3 billion Chinese people.

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Speaking Topics
  • China Road: A Journey into the Future of a Rising Power

    China Road records a two month journey along Route 312, the Chinese equivalent of Route 66. The road flows three-thousand miles from east to west, passing through the factory towns of the coastal areas, through the rural heart of China, then up into the Gobi Desert, where it merges with the old Silk Road. The highway witnesses every part of the social and economic revolution that is turning China upside down. Gifford tells the story of his journey through the lives of the colorful Chinese characters he meets along the way: garrulous talk show hosts and ambitious yuppies, impoverished peasants and tragic prostitutes, cell phone salesmen, AIDS patients and Tibetan monks. Using the road trip as a prism to view modern China, he asks bigger questions about where China is going, who the Chinese people are, and whether we in the West should be concerned about China’s rise.

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Rob Gifford

China Editor, The Economist

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Rob Gifford Biography

When acclaimed NPR correspondent Rob Gifford set out on a 3,000 mile journey along the "Mother Road of China," from Shanghai into the heart of Asia, he had one big question: "Which is it going to be for China, greatness or implosion?" He found the answer in the ordinary people, caught up in an extraordinary moment in time, who he discovered along the way.

Gifford shares his compelling adventure along the Chinese Route 66 in China Road, the best-selling book that defines the great nation through the generation of people building the new China - revealing the rich mosaic of modern Chinese life in all its contradiction.

Gifford first went to China in 1987 as a twenty-year old language student. He has spent much of the last two decades studying China while travelling all over the continent, reporting for NPR's "Morning Edition" and "All Things Considered." Currently, he is the China Editor for The Economist.

Bearing witness to the social and economic revolution that is turning China upside down, Gifford recreates the voices of the people, and breathes life into the region, drawing audiences into the story with him. With eloquence and a dash of humor, he opens eyes and minds, revealing how the future of the West is inexorably linked to the fate of 1.3 billion Chinese people.

Rob Gifford Speaking Topics

  • China Road: A Journey into the Future of a Rising Power

    China Road records a two month journey along Route 312, the Chinese equivalent of Route 66. The road flows three-thousand miles from east to west, passing through the factory towns of the coastal areas, through the rural heart of China, then up into the Gobi Desert, where it merges with the old Silk Road. The highway witnesses every part of the social and economic revolution that is turning China upside down. Gifford tells the story of his journey through the lives of the colorful Chinese characters he meets along the way: garrulous talk show hosts and ambitious yuppies, impoverished peasants and tragic prostitutes, cell phone salesmen, AIDS patients and Tibetan monks. Using the road trip as a prism to view modern China, he asks bigger questions about where China is going, who the Chinese people are, and whether we in the West should be concerned about China’s rise.

  • A View of the Rest of the World from Europe

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  • How to book Rob Gifford?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Rob Gifford for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Rob Gifford, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Rob Gifford or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Rob Gifford?

    Booking fees for Rob Gifford, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Rob Gifford, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Rob Gifford?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Rob Gifford for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Rob Gifford for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Rob Gifford or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Rob Gifford or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

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Rob Gifford Speaking Topics

  • China Road: A Journey into the Future of a Rising Power

    China Road records a two month journey along Route 312, the Chinese equivalent of Route 66. The road flows three-thousand miles from east to west, passing through the factory towns of the coastal areas, through the rural heart of China, then up into the Gobi Desert, where it merges with the old Silk Road. The highway witnesses every part of the social and economic revolution that is turning China upside down. Gifford tells the story of his journey through the lives of the colorful Chinese characters he meets along the way: garrulous talk show hosts and ambitious yuppies, impoverished peasants and tragic prostitutes, cell phone salesmen, AIDS patients and Tibetan monks. Using the road trip as a prism to view modern China, he asks bigger questions about where China is going, who the Chinese people are, and whether we in the West should be concerned about China’s rise.

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