Tyler Cowen on AI and China

ChinaTalk | 9 January 2023 | 1h 21m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Tyler Cowen discussing how AI is going to change art, education, politics and human relationships; why he tried to write a book to explain America to the PRC; how babies born in 2023 will see their educations changed by AI; playing chess against the computer and creativity in the AI era; religion, American antisemitism, and the movie Her; writing a book about America for Chinese people; and why China is one of the hardest countries to predict.

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Frank Dikötter on the History of China After Mao

Democracy Paradox | 11 October 2022 | 0h 41m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Frank Dikötter about his book China After Mao: The Rise of a Superpower. Backgrounds the efforts of the Chinese Communist Party to maintain its grip on power and argues that China’s economic progress is almost entirely due to it joining the WTO, with China having undertaken little in the way of economic reform.

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Frank Dikötter on Mao’s Great Famine

EconTalk | 6 August 2018 | 1h 12m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Frank Dikötter about his book Mao’s Great Famine: The History of China’s Most Devastating Catastrophe, 1958–1962. Chronicles the strategies Mao and the Chinese leadership implemented to increase grain and steel production in the late 1950s leading to a collapse in agricultural output and the deaths of millions by starvation.

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Chris Miller on Chip War

The Realignment | 4 October 2022 | 0h 46m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Chris Miller about his book Chip War: The Fight for the World’s Most Critical Technology. Discusses how and why microchip technology became the world’s most critical resource, the role it plays in the U.S.-China relationship, why Taiwan dominates microchip manufacturing, the implications of an invasion, and the prospects for reshoring chip manufacturing in the U.S.

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Clash of Cultures: How Interpreters Bridged the Gap Between Britain and China

History Extra | 29 September 2022 | 0h 33m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Henrietta Harrison about her book The Perils of Interpreting: The Extraordinary Lives of Two Translators between Qing China and the British Empire. Explores the extraordinary life stories of two key interpreters and reveals how their work shaped the course of British-Chinese relations in the 18th and 19th centuries.

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Josh Chin and Liza Lin on Surveillance State

New Books in Economics | 9 September 2022 | 0h 58m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Josh Chin and Liza Lin about their book Surveillance State: Inside China’s Quest to Launch a New Era of Social Control. Discusses China’s use of new technologies for social control; their brutal application to the Uighur people; the relatively benign-seeming applications to traffic control, crime, and public order where Chinese citizens judge the loss of privacy as a small price to pay; and the similar trade-off Western citizens will need to make.

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Chris Patten – The Future of Hong Kong

How To Academy | 15 July 2022 | 1h 12m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Chris Patten about his book The Hong Kong Diaries. Tells stories from his time as the last British governor of Hong Kong, what happened as the handover approached, and his assessment of recent events in Hong Kong.

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Noah Smith’s Deep Dive on the Chinese Economy

Venture Stories | 14 June 2022 | 1h 20m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Noah Smith about the Chinese economy. Discusses the long-term headwinds including demographic changes, resource limitations, real estate challenges; and Xi’s leadership.

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