: Kǒng Ān
) is the National Public Radio
correspondent in Beijing, China
, and his distinctive voice is well known to NPR listeners; he has been called "NPR's voice in China" by the Harvard Gazette
He previously served as NPR correspondent for Southeast Asia based in Jakarta, Indonesia
, in which capacity he opened NPR's first bureau there,
as well as in London
A graduate in French Literature at Washington University in St. Louis
, he earned a graduate certificate in Chinese Studies from the Johns Hopkins University-Nanjing University Center for Chinese and American Studies
in Nanjing, China
He attended high school at the Commonwealth School
in Boston, Massachusetts.
Kuhn, who has been NPR's correspondent in Beijing for years and reports on stories throughout China and the broader region, gained national attention (in China) when a video of him asking questions at a government press conference in fluent Mandarin went viral on the Chinese microblogging site Sina Weibo (China's answer to Twitter) in March of 2017.
He is the son of the late Harvard professor and preeminent sinologist Philip A. Kuhn.
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