Journalist Scott Tong shares about his book “A Village with My Name: A Family History of China’s Opening to the World”. Scott discusses the remarkable stories of his ancestors, the baby-selling scandal that may have involved Scott’s adopted daughter, and “islands of modernity” in China’s past. (Intro: Resolved)
Scott Tong is a correspondent for Marketplace’s Sustainability Desk. His stories focus on energy, environment, natural resources and the global economy. Scott served as Marketplace China bureau chief from 2006-2010 and has reported from more than a dozen countries. Scott joined Marketplace in 2004, after working as a producer and off-air reporter for the PBS NewsHour, where he produced a mini-documentary series from Iraq in 2003. His book, “A Village with My Name: A Family History of China’s Opening to the World” (University of Chicago Press, 12/2017) offers a long view of China’s opening to the West, told through the lives of five people across five generations in his own family. Scott received his bachelor’s degree in government from Georgetown University. He’s appeared on the PBS NewsHour, the Aspen Ideas Festival and TedX Foggy Bottom. A native of Poughkeepsie, NY, Tong now lives in Arlington, VA, with his wife and three children.