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 Explains that the perception of China as a copycat and not an innovator is outdated.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.

Invisible China: How the Urban-Rural Divide Threatens China’s Rise

ChinaTalk | 9 April 2021 | 0h 52m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Scott Rozelle about his book Invisible China: How the Urban-Rural Divide Threatens China’s Rise, co-authored with Natalie Hell. Discusses how China’s 900 million-strong low-income population will decide China’s future development path; parallels with Mexico’s development; why it is easy to solve poverty but not low income; why local governments don’t spend enough on rural education and health; and how the relationship between academia and government has changed from the Hu Jintao-era to the Xi Jinping-era.

Sean Roberts – The War on the Uyghurs

Princeton UP Ideas Podcast | 24 March 2021 | 1h 16m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with The War on the Uyghursabout his book The War on the Uyghurs: China’s Internal Campaign against a Muslim Minority. Explains how China is using the US-led global war on terror to erase and replace Uyghur culture and persecute this ethnic minority in what has become the largest program of mass detention and surveillance in the world.

To The Quad! The Origins of “Indo-Pacific”

ChinaTalk | 13 March 2021 | 0h 51m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Rory Medcalf about his book Indo-Pacific Empire: China, America and the Contest for the World’s Pivotal Region. Discusses 15th-century Korean maps, the promise of the 1947 Asian Relations Conference, Australia and India’s shifting conceptions of their place in the region, the origins of the Quad (US, Japan, Australia-India Quadrilateral Security Dialogue), and China-Australia relations.

Chaos & Communism: China’s 1949 Revolution

History Extra | 18 February2021 | 0h 38m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Graham Hutchings about his book China 1949: Year of Revolution. Explores the events of a tumultuous year that saw communist victory in the Chinese civil war and the birth of the People’s Republic of China.