How Chinese Language is the Core of its Culture: A Conversation with Jing Tsu

Talk Cocktail | 4 February 2022 | 0h 22m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Jing Tsu about her book Kingdom of Characters: The Language Revolution That Made China Modern. Describes how the Chinese language has been reinvented, iterated and adapted to the modern world of global trade and digital technology.

Linda Jaivin on the Sprawling, Messy History of China

Conversations | 16 August 2021 | 0h 50m | Listen Later | iTunes | Spotify
Interview with Linda Jaivin about her book The Shortest History of China. Discusses the history of China, including the Opium Wars, the fall of the Qing dynasty, Mao, Deng Xiaoping, Xi Jinping, and its deteriorating relationship with Australia.

Tony Saich on 100 Years of the CCP

The Lawfare Podcast | 7 September 2021 | 0h 57m | Listen Later | iTunes | Spotify
Interview with Tony Saich about his book From Rebel to Ruler: One Hundred Years of the Chinese Communist Party. Reflects on the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Chinese Communist Party, from tracing the thirteen original leaders of the CCP to President Xi Jinping’s current policies.

Selling China’s Story

ChinaTalk | 7 November 2021 | 0h 33m | Listen Later | iTunes | Spotify
Interview with Maggie Baughman about how the Chinese government uses Western social media to promote their desired image of China internationally. Discusses how she used public procurement data to identify the companies helping the Chinese government; the scale of the revenues involved; how Facebook benefits from this; and how China’s messaging contrasts with other countries.

China’s Rocket Man

The Documentary | 27 October 2020 | 0h 28m | Listen Later | iTunes
Discusses the life of Qian Xuesen, who played an important part in the early development of US rocketry, before returning to China in the face of anti-communist persecution, where he is widely celebrated as the father of China’s rocket programme and exploration of space.

Larry Summers on China

ChinaTalk | 1 July 2021 | 0h 39m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Larry Summers on China. Discusses whether China is different; whether secular stagnation applies to China; how Chinese economic policymakers have changed over time; whether industrial policy should be a thing; and how American academia should navigate its relationship with China.

No Shock China ft. Isabella Weber

Aufhebunga Bunga | 1 June 2021 | 1h 22m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Isabella Weber about her book How China Escaped Shock Therapy. Describes how China settled on gradual reform after first considering the shock therapy later adopted by the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe to transition to an economy with market price signals.

How Tech Adoption Fuels China’s Innovation Boom

HBR IdeaCast | 4 May 2021 | 0h 25m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Zak Dychtwald about his HBR article China’s New Innovation Advantage. Explains that the perception of China as a copycat and not an innovator is outdated. Argues that the willingness of Chinese consumers to try new things is powering the country’s new innovation economy. Technology adoption rates in areas such as mobile payment are extremely high (90% in China versus 24% in US). Describes how non-Chinese companies can learn important lessons from this rapidly changing market and potentially use it to jump-start their own innovation.