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Madeleine Lynn

Communications Director, Carnegie Council

Madeleine Lynn

Writer and China specialist Madeleine Lynn joined the Council in 2004. On moving to New York in 2002, she worked as a writer and consultant, mainly on cross-cultural issues. From 1995 until the end of 2001 she was director of Timexpo Museum in Connecticut, which opened in 2001. Her responsibilities included strategic planning; working with architects and contractors to renovate a 19th century building for the museum; working with designers on exhibits and writing all museum materials; and publicity and programming. She also worked on a sister museum in the Canary Islands based on the work of archaeologist, explorer, and author Thor Heyerdahl.

Lynn lived in Beijing from 1984-1989 and then in Hong Kong from 1989-1995, holding management positions in the tourism industry and then working as a writer. She has also lived in Taiwan. Lynn has a B.A. in Chinese Studies from Leeds University (U.K.) and an M.A. in Comparative Asian Studies from Hong Kong University.

Selected Publications:

Yangtze River: The Wildest, Wickedest River on Earth (Oxford University Press, 1997)



Last Updated: Aug 22, 2011

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