Rob Gifford first went to China in 1987 as a twenty-year-old language student. He has spent much of the last twenty years studying and reporting there. From 1999 to 2005, he was the Beijing correspondent of National Public Radio, and he traveled all over China and the rest of Asia reporting forMorning EditionandAll Things Considered. He is now NPR's London bureau chief. From the Hardcover edition.Gifford, Rob is the author of 'China Road', published 2008 under ISBN 9780812975246 and ISBN 0812975243.