Federico Rampini, New York Bureau Chief, la Repubblica
Federico Rampini is la Repubblica's New York Bureau Chief. Previously, he has served as a columnist and correspondent for la Repubblica in Beijing, where he inaugurated the publication's China bureau in July 2004. As a special envoy, he travels frequently to India, Japan and Southeast Asia. From 2000 to 2004, Rampini was la Repubblica's West Coast correspondent based in San Francisco, California. From 1997 to 2000, he was the European editor of la Repubblica.
In 2005, his essay "The Chinese Century," topped the Italian bestseller charts in non-fiction for several months and is now in its sixteenth edition. His 2006 book The Chindia Empire: China, India and Their Surroundings: the Asian Superpower with 3.5 billion Citizens (Knopf), has exceeded 100,000 copies sold. In 2007, Rampini released his latest book, Mao's Shadow (Knopf). Rampini was named among the "EV50," the European Voice poll of the fifty most influential personalities in Europe in 2005. He has been a visiting professor at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Journalism and at the Shanghai University of Economics and Finance.
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