Life in a Changing China

Chinese Whispers | 27 May 2024 | 0h 39m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Yuan Yang about her book Private Revolutions: Four Women Face China’s New Social Order. Discusses the personal stories of four millennial women who lived through the major changes in China that see them living very different lives from their parents and grandparents.

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Was Marco Polo a ‘Sexpat’?

Chinese Whispers | 15 April 2024 | 0h 25m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Jeremiah Jenne about his book review Marco Polo: Travel Writer? Fraud? Sexpat? Discusses The Travels of Marco Polo; how much Europeans observe when they go to China and the reliability of their accounts, understood and told through the perspective of the outsider; how Marco Polo’s portrayal of China moulded the western mindset on the country in the centuries since, and even today; and what it says about 13C China that a trio of Venetian merchants could make it to the heart of the Mongol empire.

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The Sacrifices and Rewards of a Chinese-Style Education

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.

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