Peter Hessler

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Peter Hessler
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Country China
Years: 1996-1998
Site(s) Fuling
Region(s) Chongqing Province
Program(s) Education
Assignment(s) English Teacherwarning.png"English Teacher" is not in the list of possible values (Agroforestry, Sustainable Agricultural Science, Farm Management and Agribusiness, Animal Husbandry, Municipal Development, Small Business Development, NGO Development, Urban and Regional Planning, Primary Teacher/Training, Secondary Teacher/Training, Math/Science Teacher/Training, Special Education/Training, Deaf/Education, Vocational Teacher/Training, University Teacher/Training, English Teacher/Training (TEFL), Environmental Education, National Park Management, Dry Land Natural Resource Conservation, Fisheries Fresh, Ecotourism Development, Coastal /Fisheries Resource Management, Public Health Education, AIDS Awareness, Information Technology, Skilled Trades, Water and Sanitation Resources Engineering, Housing Construction Development, Youth, Other) for this property.
Peter Hessler started in China 1996
Peter Hessler
Region: Chongqing Province
Peter Hessler, Amy Potthast
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Michele Cona, Riley Graebner, Peter Hessler, Michael Levy, Kimberly Morlang, Dustin D. Ooley
Other Volunteers who served in China
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Rebecca Carroll, Michele Cona, Marilyn Foss, Riley Graebner, Peter Hessler, Mary Johnson, Michael Levy, Christopher G. Marquardt, Kimberly Morlang, Dustin D. Ooley, Amy Potthast
Projects in China
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"International Days in Poland" English Language Seminar, "Together We Can Do More" 2009 Summer Camp, 2005 Camp GLOW, 2009 Girls' Conference, A CURE: A Community United to React to an Epidemic, A Course on the Biodiversity of El Salvador, A Court For Change, A Dry Student is a Good Student Masaga Tanzania, A Healthier Future for Children, A Home for the Elderly, A Stage for Everyone, Abomey Secondary School Renovation and Addition, Achajur Water Supply Pipeline Mapping, After-School Learning Center, Agroforestry Site for Nursery and Demonstration, Ahecha Paraguay Photography Exhibition, Akame Girls' Soccer Program, Alliance Youth Theater for HIV/AIDS Awareness, An Improved School for the Entire Community, Artemovsk Central City Library Computer Center, Asmadel Women and Youth Social and Legal Support Center, Assomada Solar Desalination Project, Atakpame HIV/AIDS Murals, Atakpamé HIV/AIDS Run for World AIDS Day, Atakpamé HIV/AIDS Run for World AIDS Day, Audio-Visual and Duplicating Resources for Bobur School, Azerbaijani Boys Leadership Experience (A.B.L.E) Camp, Babadé Community Library and Children's Study and Recreation Area, Babadé Community Library and Children's Study and Recreation Area, Bafilo Radio Station Project, Ballin' in Benin, Bantay Dagat Outpost, Bar School Number 2 Insulation Project, Basketball Court, Beaders' Community Workshop, Beekeeping in the Heart of the Andes Boliva, Bicol Region Camp GLOW, Bicycle Repair Class, Books For Cameroon, Borino Community Education Center, Boys Camp 2009, Brasov County, Emergency Management Workshop, Brick Oven Health and Food Preparation Project, Bridge of Hope Computer Education Center, Bring a Buddy Volunteer Campaign, Build Your Dreams: Youth Entrepreneur Project, Build a Library, Build a Future, Building Hope Through Basketball, Building sustainable livihoods in Tavush marze, Bukhara English Youth Center (BEYC) … further results

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Peter Hessler is an American writer and journalist. He is currently the Beijing correspondent for The New Yorker and a contributor to National Geographic. He has previously written for the Atlantic Monthly, the New York Times, the Boston Globe, the Wall Street Journal, and other American newspapers and magazines. He is best known for his two books on China: River Town: Two Years on the Yangtze (2001), a Kiriyama Prize-winning book about his experiences in two years as a Peace Corps volunteer teaching English in China, and Oracle Bones: A Journey Between China's Past and Present (2006), a collection of journalistic stories he wrote living in Beijing. His stories are about ordinary people's lives in China, are not politically themed, and his books are available in China.

Peter Hessler grew up in Columbia, Missouri. His father was a sociology professor at the University of Missouri, and his mother teaches history at Columbia College. He became interested in literature and writing while in high school. He went on to study English and creative writing at Princeton University, where, during his junior year, he took John McPhee's famed writing seminar. Hessler graduated in 1992 and won a Rhodes Scholarship to study English language and literature at the University of Oxford. In 1996, he joined the Peace Corps and spent the next two years teaching English at a local college in Fuling, China. Since 1999, he has lived in Beijing as a freelance writer.

Peter Hessler's Chinese name is 何伟 (Héwěi).


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