Gordon G. Chang

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Gordon Guthrie Chang (born July 5, 1951) is an American columnist, author, and lawyer.[1] He is the author of The Coming Collapse of China in which he attempted to predict the collapse of China and claimed that it would collapse by 2011. In December 2011, he changed the timing of the year of the predicted collapse to 2012.

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Gordon G. Chang
Gordon Guthrie Chang

(1951-07-05) July 5, 1951 (age 71)
EducationCornell University (BA, JD)
Occupation(s)Lawyer, author, television commentator, speaker
SpouseLydia Tam
Chinese name


In 1976, Chang graduated from the Cornell Law School. He then lived in Mainland China and in Hong Kong for close to two decades, where he worked as Partner and Counsel at the US international law firms Baker & McKenzie and Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP.

Chang has given briefings at the National Intelligence Council, the Central Intelligence Agency, the US State Department, and the US Department of Defense, and he has testified before the US House Committee on Foreign Affairs.