Lenora Chu is a journalist and author of the award-winning Little Soldiers, a narrative account of China’s education system (HarperCollins, 2017). She is also Shanghai bureau chief of the nonprofit Christian Science Monitor. With 15 years’ experience in the United States and China, her work illuminates the intersection of culture, education, and global competitiveness — a passion borne in part of growing up with Chinese parents in America. As a commentator, Mrs. Chu has appeared on NPR, CBS, BBC, and the CBC, and her articles and op-eds have been published in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Cut, and Business Insider, among others. Her first book won ASJA’s 2018 nonfiction prize and was also shortlisted for Stanford’s Saroyan International Prize. Mrs. Chu has given speeches about Chinese education on four continents. A former media and management consultant, she holds degrees in engineering and journalism from Stanford and Columbia universities.