ChinaTalk | 22 September 2023 | 1h 12m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Noah Smith and Matt Klein discussing what’s really happening with China’s economy and why it matters strategically; how China’s potential peak parallels Japan’s; why the world should and shouldn’t be scared of China’s progress in semis and EVs; and what another Trump Administration could do for US-China relations.
New Books in Chinese Studies | 24 May 2023 | 1h 06m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Sarah Mellors Rodriguez about her book Reproductive Realities in Modern China: Birth Control and Abortion, 1911-2021. Explores the diverse attitudes, policies, and practices of birth control and abortion in China before, during, and after the One Child Policy.
Rocking Our Priors | 29 August 2023 | 1h 00m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Yasheng Huang about his book The Rise and Fall of the East: Examination, Autocracy, Stability, and Technology. Discusses why the Chinese Communist Party is so resilient, how the keju imperial examinations shaped Chinese autocracy and culture, and what South Korea tells us about growth, democratisation and culture.
The Conversations with Tyler interview is also worth listening to.
Ben Yeoh Chats | 30 August 2023 | 1h 21m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Fuchsia Dunlop about her book Invitation to a Banquet: The Story of Chinese Food. Discusses the history, culture and techniques behind Chinese cuisine.
New Books in Education | 11 July 2023 | 1h 05m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Yi-Lin Chiang about her book Study Gods: How the New Chinese Elite Prepare for Global Competition. Shares behind-the-scene stories from her ethnographic research about the education of elite Chinese adolescents pursuing high academic performance.
Chinese Whispers | 8 March 2021 | 0h 31m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Lenora Chu about her book Little Soldiers: An American Boy, a Chinese School, and the Global Race to Achieve. Discusses China’s disciplined and competitive educational environment, its strengths and weaknesses, its successes and the sacrifices required.
Uncommon Knowledge | 1 May 2023 | 1h 01m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Niall Ferguson about the conflict over Taiwan: why it’s a cold war, when it started, how to avoid allowing it to become a hot war, and how to de-escalate and even win it. Along the way, discusses the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the role of the United States and Western Europe in both conflicts, and how we can avoid once again living under the threat of nuclear war as we did in Cold War I.
Top Traders Unplugged | 19 April 2023 | 1h 01m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Stephen Roach about his book Accidental Conflict: America, China and the Clash of False Narratives. Delves into the deteriorating relationship between China and the US, offering insight into the complexity of the relationship and how it can be mended. Unravels the narratives that led to this new Cold War and suggests a path towards interdependency and healthier economies.