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.

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.

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.

Dr. Graham Allison: “Are We Destined for War with China?”

Modern War Institute | 28 November 2018 | 0h 27m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Graham Allison about his book Destined for War: Can America and China Escape Thucydides’s Trap? Examines the critical factors that will determine whether war with a rising China will ultimately break out.

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.