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Sinica Podcast

04.14.2014

Live at the Association for Asian Studies

Kaiser Kuo, Jeffrey Wasserstrom

This week, Sinica presents a special live recording from the annual meeting of the Association for Asian Studies (AAS) which convened in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Books

04.09.2014

Poseidon

Royal Navy submarine HMS Poseidon sank in collision with a Chinese freighter during routine exercises in 1931 off Weihaiwei. Thirty of its fifty-six-man crew scrambled out of the hatches as it went down.

Caixin Media

04.08.2014

Crimea Rattles the Chinese Dream

Caixin

At the Sochi Winter Olympics, President Xi Jinping professed his affection for Russian letters.

Sinica Podcast

04.07.2014

In Conversation with Timothy Garton Ash

Kaiser Kuo, Jeremy Goldkorn, Timothy Garton Ash

This week on Sinica, Kaiser Kuo and Jeremy Goldkorn are pleased to host a conversation with Timothy Garton Ash, Professor of History at Oxford University and recent participant in the Capital M Literary Festival in Beijing.

Media

04.02.2014

A Merkel, a Map, a Message to China?

Tea Leaf Nation, Rachel Lu

On March 28, German Chancellor Angela Merkel hosted visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping at a dinner where they exchanged gifts.

Sinica Podcast

03.31.2014

The World War One Chinese Labor Corps

Kaiser Kuo, David Moser

This week on Sinica, Kaiser Kuo and David Moser are delighted to host Mark O’Neill, author of The Chinese Labour Corps, for

Media

03.28.2014

Ang Lee and Zhang Yimou Talk Movies

Jonathan Landreth

Ang Lee, the Oscar-winning American film director with Taiwan roots, and Zhang Yimou, the storied veteran of mainland Chinese moviemaking, joined togethe

Books

03.26.2014

Stagnant Water & Other Poems by Wen Yiduo

On June 6, 1946, at 5pm, after stepping out of the office of the Democratic Weekly, Wen Yiduo died in a hail of bullets. Mao blamed the Nationalists and transformed Wen into a paragon of the revolution.

Sinica Podcast

03.24.2014

We Will Make You Learn to Love Baijiu

Jeremy Goldkorn, David Moser

Forget our complaints about the pollution, China has an even more intractable public relations problem that has everything to do with the country’s favorite hard liquor. And yes, we are talking about baijiu.

Paddling to Peking

Roderick MacFarquhar

For Richard Nixon’s foreign policy, 1971 was the best of years and the worst of years. He revealed his opening to China, but he connived at genocide in East Pakistan.

Blog

03.19.2014

What Should Michelle Obama Accomplish on Her Trip to China?

Orville Schell, Vincent Ni, Leta Hong Fincher, Elizabeth Economy, Robert Kapp, Jindong Cai , Sheila Melvin

Orville Schell:  Looking at the challenges of rectifying U.S.-China relations and building some semblance of the “new kind of a big power relationship” alluded to by presidents

Blog

03.10.2014

Should China Support Russia in the Ukraine?

Alexander V. Pantsov, Alexander Lukin, Sergei Zamascikov, Yawei Liu, Edward Friedman

Alexander V. Pantsov: The Chinese Communist Party leadership has always maintained: “China believes in non-interference in internal affairs.” In the current Ukrainian situation it is the most we can expect from the P.R.C.

Sinica Podcast

03.07.2014

Wealth and Power: Intellectuals in China

Kaiser Kuo, Jeremy Goldkorn, David Moser, Orville Schell

This week, Kaiser and Jeremy are joined by David Moser and Orville Schell.

Books

03.05.2014

Sporting Gender

When China hosted the 2008 Summer Olympics—and amazed international observers with both its pageantry and gold-medal count—it made a very public statement about the country’s surge to global power.

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