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Bette Bao Lord was born in Shanghai in 1938. She emigrated to America with her parents during China's Civil War; they settled in Brooklyn, where she grew up. She attended Tufts University and received an M.A. from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy,...read more
Bette Bao Lord was born in Shanghai in 1938. She emigrated to America with her parents during China's Civil War; they settled in Brooklyn, where she grew up. She attended Tufts University and received an M.A. from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, where she met her husband, Winston Lord, who was the American Ambassador to China from November 1985 through April 1989.

Bette Bao Lord has received a number of awards, including honorary doctorates from Tufts and Notre Dame, and in 1989 was named a "woman of the year" (along with Simone Weil) by the International Women's Forum (other honorees include Margaret Thatcher and Corazon Aquino). She is currently the chair of the Freedom Foundation in Washington, D.C.

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