Anthony Kuhn

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Anthony Kuhn
EducationWashington University in St. Louis
Hopkins-Nanjing Center
OccupationRadio journalist
Years active2004-present
WebsiteOfficial NPR biography

Anthony Kuhn (Chinese: 孔安; pinyin: Kǒng Ān) is the National Public Radio correspondent in Seoul, South Korea.[1] He was previously NPR's correspondent in Beijing, China. He has been called "NPR's voice in China" by the Harvard Gazette.[2][3] Before his roles in South Korea and China, he served as NPR correspondent for Southeast Asia based in Jakarta, in which capacity he opened NPR's first bureau there,[4] as well as in London.[5] 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.[6] He attended high school at the Commonwealth School in Boston, Massachusetts.[7]

Kuhn, who was NPR's correspondent in Beijing for years and reported on stories throughout China[8] 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 2017.[9] On August 1, 2018, NPR announced Kuhn will become their next Seoul correspondent as Elise Hu will be moving to NPR West. [1]

He is the son of the late Harvard professor and preeminent sinologist Philip A. Kuhn.[2][10][11]


  1. ^ a b "Newsroom Moves For NPR's Elise Hu and Anthony Kuhn". NPR Extra. 2018-08-01. Retrieved 2019-03-08.
  2. ^ a b "Philip Alden Kuhn, 82". Harvard Gazette. 2018-02-07. Retrieved 2018-02-13.
  3. ^ "Anthony Kuhn". Hawai'i Public Radio. Retrieved 2018-02-13.
  4. ^ Stewart, Chase (2015-10-05). "NPR Correspondent Anthony Kuhn on Reporting from China". SAIS Observer. Retrieved 2018-02-13.
  5. ^ "Anthony Kuhn". WSHU Sacred Heart University Public Radio. Retrieved 2018-02-13.
  6. ^ "Anthony Kuhn: International Correspondent in Beijing, China". Retrieved 2018-02-13.
  7. ^ "Melrose High Achievers". Wicked Local. Retrieved 2018-02-13.
  8. ^ 邓, 小卫 (August 28, 2013). "美国记者西安访饺子". 华商报.
  9. ^ "For Years, I've Been A Correspondent In China. This Month, I Became A Viral Star". Retrieved 2018-02-13.
  10. ^ "Philip A. Kuhn: Professor of History and of East Asian Languages and Civilizations CCTV News - CNTV English". Retrieved 2018-02-13.
  11. ^ "著名汉学家孔飞力(Philip Kuhn)逝世_大申网_腾讯网". (in Chinese). Retrieved 2018-02-14.

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