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The NCUSCR China Podcast Series provides information and analysis from leading experts on U.S.-China relations in a short-program format. Regular releases cover a range of developing issues in politics, foreign policy, economics, security, culture, environment and areas of global concern. For more information, please visit the National Committee web site at: www.ncuscr.org. The National Committee on U.S.-China Relations is the leading nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that encourages understanding of China and the United States among citizens of both countries.

The NCUSCR China Podcast Series provides information and analysis from leading experts on U.S.-China relations in a short-program format. Regular releases cover a range of developing issues in politics, foreign policy, economics, security, culture, environment and areas of global concern. For more information, please visit the National Committee web site at: www.ncuscr.org. The National Committee on U.S.-China Relations is the leading nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that encourages understanding of China and the United States among citizens of both countries.
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The NCUSCR China Podcast Series provides information and analysis from leading experts on U.S.-China relations in a short-program format. Regular releases cover a range of developing issues in politics, foreign policy, economics, security, culture, environment and areas of global concern. For more information, please visit the National Committee web site at: www.ncuscr.org. The National Committee on U.S.-China Relations is the leading nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that encourages understanding of China and the United States among citizens of both countries.

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Episodes

Stephen Platt on What Led to the Opium War

7/16/2018
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In this interview, author Stephen R. Platt discusses his new book Imperial Twilight: The Opium War and the End of China's Last Golden Age with Senior Director for Education Programs Margot Landman, describing his process behind writing the book and the historical context that led to the war.

Duration:00:20:36

Daniel Kurtz-Phelan on George Marshall's Mission as Mediator in the Chinese Civil War

6/26/2018
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In this interview with National Committee President Stephen Orlins, Foreign Affairs Executive Editor Daniel Kurtz-Phelan discusses his new book, The China Mission: George Marshall's Unfinished War. He talks about George Marshall's efforts to make peace between the Nationalists and Communists in China after World War II, the fascinating figures at the center of the story, and if Marshall's mission was futile to begin with. Daniel Kurtz-Phelan, who became executive editor of Foreign Affairs...

Duration:00:08:56

Peggy Blumenthal and David Zweig on the Impact of Chinese Students on American Universities

6/6/2018
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In this interview with Senior Director for Education Programs Margot Landman, IIE's Peggy Blumenthal and Professor David Zweig discuss their research into the impact Chinese students have on American universities and their prospects upon returning to China. Peggy Blumenthal, Senior Counselor to the President, Institute of International Education (IIE). After 20 years of service at the Institute of International Education, Ms. Blumenthal became its chief operating officer in 2005,...

Duration:00:19:39

Scott Seligman on the Triple Murder that Changed American Criminal Justice

5/29/2018
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In this interview with Senior Director for Educational Programs Margot Landman, author Scott Seligman discusses his new book, The Third Degree: The Triple Murder that Shook Washington and Changed American Criminal Justice.

Duration:00:14:47

Denise Ho on the Role of Exhibitions During the Cultural Revolution

5/10/2018
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In this interview with Senior Director for Educational Programs Margot Landman, Denise Ho, author of Curating Revolution: Politics on Display in Mao's China, discusses the "participatory propaganda" of exhibitions during the Cultural Revolution.

Duration:00:18:07

Natalie Lichtenstein on Establishing the AIIB

5/8/2018
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In conversation with NCUSCR President Stephen Orlins, former AIIB General Counsel Natalie Lichtenstein discusses the process behind drafting the bank's charter. Natalie Lichtenstein is a U.S. lawyer who has specialized in legal issues at international financial institutions, and legal development in China, since the 1970s. She was the inaugural general counsel of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank and the principal drafter of the AIIB Charter. Her work for AIIB drew on her 30-year...

Duration:00:13:52

Gary Liu on Reinventing Hong Kong's Paper of Record

5/1/2018
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In conversation with NCUSCR President Stephen Orlins, South China Morning Post CEO Gary Liu talks about the opportunity to transform the SCMP into a digital media brand, the challenges of running a newspaper in the current media landscape, and retaining SCMP's unique editorial voice.

Duration:00:14:36

Diana Fu on Labor Activism in China

4/11/2018
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In a conversation with fellow University of Toronto professor Sida Liu, Diana Fu discusses her new book, Mobilizing Without the Masses: Contention and Control in China. Dr. Diana Fu is an assistant professor of political science at the University of Toronto and an affiliate of the Munk School of Global Affairs Asian Institute. Her research examines the relationship between popular contention, state power, and civil society in contemporary China.

Duration:00:06:44

Dr. Szu-chien Hsu on the Threats to Taiwan's Democracy

3/29/2018
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In this interview with National Committee Senior Director for Educational Programs Margot Landman, Dr. Szu-chien Hsu discusses his work as the president of the Taiwan Foundation for Democracy (TFD). He talks about why he believes in the mission of TFD, how democratic values are being threatened worldwide, and his research findings on the political activism of Taiwan's youth. Dr. Szu-chien Hsu is president of the Taiwan Foundation for Democracy (TFD), as well as an associate research...

Duration:00:16:39

Carl Minzner on the Breakdown of China's Reform Era Norms

3/16/2018
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In this interview, professor Carl Minzner discusses his new book, End of an Era: How China’s Authoritarian Revival is Undermining its Rise with National Committee President Stephen Orlins. He talks about what inspired him to write the book, how norms established in the Reform Era are breaking down, and whether the Chinese government's actions have historical precedent in other countries. Carl Minzner is an expert in Chinese law and governance. He has written extensively on these topics in...

Duration:00:13:23

Roseann Lake on the "Leftover Women" of China

3/8/2018
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In this interview, journalist Roseann Lake discusses her new book, Leftover in China: The Women Shaping the World’s Next Superpower with National Committee Senior Director for Educational Programs Margot Landman. She talks about how she originally became interested in the topic, her research process, and the social barriers that created the “leftover women” phenomenon. Roseann Lake is now The Economist's Cuba correspondent. She was previously based in Beijing, where she spent five years...

Duration:00:18:23

Amb. Jeffrey Bader: An Overview of Recent Developments in U.S.-China Relations

3/7/2018
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On Sunday, February 25, 2018, the world learned that the Chinese Constitution would be amended to allow the president and vice president to stay in office beyond two terms (ten years) – the limit established in the 1982 constitutional revision. On Thursday, March 1, President Trump announced that the United States would impose a 25 percent tariff on steel imports and a 10 percent tariff on aluminum imports. Although the tariffs apply to products from all over the world, many assume that...

Duration:00:17:08

David Denoon: China's Foreign Policy in Central Asia, Southeast Asia, and Latin America

3/2/2018
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In this podcast interview with National Committee President Stephen Orlins, Professor David Denoon discusses Chinese and American interests in Central Asia, Southeast Asia, and South America, adding another dimension to the study of the bilateral relationship. Much has been written about the dynamics that have traditionally defined U.S.-China relations. But as China adopts a more activist foreign policy and increasingly seeks investment opportunities around the world, new theatres of...

Duration:00:13:27

Ann Lee: Will China's Economy Collapse?

2/23/2018
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Between ballooning debt to GDP ratios, overinvestment in the property market, and industrial overcapacity, the uneven structure of China’s economic growth provides plenty of reasons for concern. Yet so far, China’s unique blend of state-led and laissez-faire capitalism has proved remarkably strong, defying numerous predictions of imminent economic catastrophe. In a new book, Will China’s Economy Collapse? New York University Adjunct Professor Ann Lee addresses key questions that China...

Duration:00:14:31

Bin Xu: Sichuan Earthquake and Civic Engagement in China

2/23/2018
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On May 12, 2008, a massive earthquake rocked central Sichuan, killing 87,000 people and leaving five million homeless in the second worst natural disaster in China’s modern history (the first was the Tangshan earthquake of 1976). As news of the event spread, hundreds of thousands of volunteers poured into Sichuan from all over China to help wherever they were needed. Many cooked, cleaned, and cared for survivors, but the sudden explosion of civic engagement also led to more politically...

Duration:00:19:43

Jennifer Lin: Shanghai Faithful – A Chinese Christian Family

2/1/2018
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After the United States and China established diplomatic relations in 1979, those who had left China around 1949 were able to visit family members who had remained in China. Three decades of separation gave rise to many unanswered questions on both sides. One such question inspired young journalist Jennifer Lin: “Do you have any idea what happened to us?” she was asked at a family reunion in Shanghai in 1979. She then embarked on a 30-year quest to uncover her family history. The daughter...

Duration:00:18:16

Scott Tong: A Village With My Name

2/1/2018
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China’s rapid economic growth that has accompanied its “Reform and Opening” over the last four decades is the subject of millions of pages of discussion and analysis. Yet it is rarely contextualized within the long arc of China’s quest for modernity stretching back at least to the mid-19th century. Long before Deng Xiaoping’s reforms, enterprising Chinese engaged the outside world through trade, education, and other mediums, laying the foundation for China’s modernization. From this...

Duration:00:18:32

Mary Gallagher: Authoritarian Legality in China

2/1/2018
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Over the last three and a half decades, China’s rise has largely been underpinned by two great transitions: from socialism to capitalism, and from agriculture to industry. The workplace and the institutions that govern it have served as the critical link that enabled these transitions to take place. As these processes continue, the interests of the central government and Chinese workers have converged upon improved working conditions and formalization of employment. Workers have naturally...

Duration:00:17:33

Michael Meyer: The Road to the Sleeping Dragon

12/14/2017
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In his third book on China, acclaimed reporter and travel writer Michael Meyer provides an account of his 22 years of engagement with the country. Beginning with his arrival as a Peace Corps volunteer in rural Sichuan in 1995, The Road to Sleeping Dragon: Learning China from the Ground Up recounts how he came to understand the country that looms so large on today’s global stage. By sharing his deeply personal journey over two decades, the book offers a unique perspective on China’s culture...

Duration:00:19:03

Pan Guang: China and the Middle East

12/8/2017
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In recent years, China has taken an increasingly active role in global affairs. From the managers of state owned enterprises to political and military leaders, Chinese have looked abroad, including to the resource rich Middle East. What does Chinese engagement mean for the region? What opportunities and challenges does the Belt and Road Initiative bring? Dr. Pan Guang, professor at the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences, Vice President of Chinese Association for Middle East Studies and...

Duration:00:14:44