Lenora Chu covers Europe out of Berlin for The Christian Science Monitor. She is an author and longtime journalist who got her start covering the Minnesota state Capitol and Jesse Ventura’s single term as governor.
With 15 years’ experience in the U.S. and China, Lenora’s reporting interests skew toward the intersection of politics, education and culture — a passion borne in part of growing up with Chinese parents in America. In 2019, she was named to the Public Intellectuals Program of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations.
Her first book, “Little Soldiers,” is a narrative account of China’s education system published by HarperCollins (2017). “Little Soldiers” won the Nautilus Award, ASJA’s 2018 nonfiction prize, and was also shortlisted for Stanford’s Saroyan International Prize. Translations are forthcoming in half a dozen languages.
As a commentator on China and comparative education, Lenora 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. A former media and management consultant, Lenora holds degrees in engineering and journalism from Stanford and Columbia Universities.