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Name:  Ted C. Fishman  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Adult; Young Adult; Children;

Born: Highland Park, Illinois

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Illinois Connection

Fishman was born in Highland Park. A former floor trader and member of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, he lives in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Fishman is a veteran journalist and former commodities trader who has emerged as a leading expert on the People's Republic of China and its development as a world power. He is noted for taking complex topics - particularly how global economic trends influence people's everyday experieces - and making them understandable and meaningful for a general audiences. Fishman has been featured on ABC, CNN, Fox, the BBC, CNBC, PBS, NPR, Public Radio International, and Sky News (UK), among many others. His work has appeared in ''The New York Times Magazine'', ''National Geographic'', ''Money'', ''Esquire'', ''USA Today'', ''GQ'' and ''Chicago Magazine''. He also frequently consults local, state, and federal leaders concerned about how to navigate China's economic rise. A former floor trader and member of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, he ran his own trading firm until 1992.He has lived and worked in Japan and Indonesia. He is a graduate of Princeton University and currently lives in Chicago.

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