Nicholas Donabet Kristof is a political scientist, author, and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist specializing in East Asia. He is currently a columnist for ?The New York Times? and previously served as the as The New York Times? Bureau Chief in Hong Kong, Beijing, and Tokyo. He has written a number of books on Asia, most notably ?China Wakes: The struggle for the soul of a rising power? (1994) and ?Thunder from the East: Portrait of a rising Asia? (2000), both co-authored with his wife, Sheryl WuDunn. He has also published Japanese Economy at the Millennium (1999), a look at the problems and issues ailing the modern economy of Japan.
In 1990, Kristof and his wife, Sheryl WuDunn, earned a Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting for their reporting on the pro-democracy student movement and the related Tiananmen Square protests of 1989. Kristof has also received the George Polk Award and an award from the Overseas Press Club for his reporting. Kristof’s op-eds in the Times focus on pollution and human rights. Kristof and WuDunn reside in Scarsdale, New York with their children. In 2006, Kristof won the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary for “for his graphic, deeply reported columns that, at personal risk, focused attention on genocide in Darfur and that gave voice to the voiceless in other parts of the world.”
Kristof is a graduate of Harvard College, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, and Magdalen College, Oxford where he was a Rhodes Scholar.
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