Sandy Close

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(l-r) Vandana Kumar, Vidya Pradhan, Sandy Close and Vijay Rajvaidya at the 2010 Pacific News Service 40th Anniversary Celebration

Alexandra Close is an American journalist and the Executive Director of the Bay Area Institute / Pacific News Service, and New America Media.[1][2][3]

Close graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with BA in 1964. She worked as the China editor in Hong Kong for the Far Eastern Economic Review.[4] She founded the Oakland-based Flatlands newspaper.

Close was the co-producer of Breathing Lessons: The Life and Work of Mark O'Brien.

She was married to the historian and Asian affairs scholar Franz Schurmann from 1968 until his death in 2010.




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