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The "Harvard on China" podcast brings you the latest in-depth research and analysis on China from Harvard's Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, hosted by James Evans.

The "Harvard on China" podcast brings you the latest in-depth research and analysis on China from Harvard's Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, hosted by James Evans.
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The "Harvard on China" podcast brings you the latest in-depth research and analysis on China from Harvard's Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, hosted by James Evans.

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Recent Developments in Xinjiang, with Adrian Zenz

10/10/2018
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Speaker: Adrian Zenz, Lecturer in social research methods, European School of Culture & Theology, Germany. Dr. Zenz is author of the recently published paper, '"Thoroughly Reforming Them Towards a Healthy Heart Attitude" - China's Political Re-Education Campaign in Xinjiang,' (Central Asian Survey 2018). Moderator: Mark Elliott, Vice Provost, International Affairs, Harvard University Co-Sponsored by: Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies Committee on Inner Asian and Altaic Studies East Asian...

Duration:01:32:07

The End of Concern: Maoist China, Activism, and Asian Studies Panel Discussion

10/4/2018
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Panelists: Fabio Lanza, University of Arizona Ellen Schrecker, Yeshiva University Andrew Gordon, Harvard University Joseph Esherick, University of California San Diego Sugata Bose, Harvard University Lien-Hang Nguyen, Columbia University Bruce Cumings, University of Chicago Moderator: Karen Thornber, Harvard University Asia Center Organized by: Arunabh Ghosh, Harvard University Co-Sponsored by: Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies Harvard University Asia Center Reischauer Institute for...

Duration:02:02:59

Strongman Politics in the 21st Century

10/2/2018
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As the role of “strongman” leaders on the world stage appears to be on the rise, this panel examines “strongman politics” in a comparative context. In May 2018, Time Magazine proclaimed in an article that “The ‘Strongmen Era’ Is Here” (Time, May 3, 2018). Highlighting Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping’s tightening authoritarianism in Russia and China, and Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Rodrigo Duterte, and Viktor Orbán’s undermining of democratic norms in Turkey, the Philippines, and Hungary, it...

Duration:01:38:50

China's Great Gamble, with Barry Naughton

9/7/2018
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Xi Jinping is consolidating power just as China has embarked on an unprecedented push to become a global and technological power. Xi’s followers are fashioning an economic and administrative system that they hope can achieve these ambitious goals. Some parts of this multi-stranded program will succeed and some will fail. The global economy—and global power relations—will depend on the balance between success and failure, and the ways in which Chinese manages the success and failure of...

Duration:00:23:12

How to Teach Digital Methods for Chinese Studies, with Donald Sturgeon

9/27/2017
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Digital methods are a developing field in the humanities and social sciences that is still little understood by many in the academy. Dr. Donald Sturgeon is a former Fairbank Center An Wang Postdoctoral Fellow, founder of the Chinese Text Project, and currently teaching digital methods at Harvard University. Based on his class at Harvard, Donald discusses how to develop a curriculum for teaching digital methods in Chinese Studies. The "Harvard on China" podcast is hosted by James Evans at...

Duration:00:23:00

How should we assess engagement with China? With Orville Schell

9/21/2017
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The U.S. has maintained a policy of engagement with the People’s Republic of China since Richard Nixon normalized relations with Mao Zedong in 1972. But how is 'engagement' actually understood in Washington and Beijing? And has engagement changed under the new Trump administration? Orville Schell is Arthur Ross Director of the Center on U.S.-China Relations at Asia Society in New York. The "Harvard on China" podcast is hosted by James Evans at Harvard's Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies.

Duration:00:21:24

How to Censor a Billion People, with Gary King

8/22/2017
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Gary King, Weatherhead University Professor at Harvard University and Director of Harvard's Institute for Quantitative Social Science, talks to the "Harvard on China" podcast about his latest research into online censorship in China. Professor King is the co-author of a 2017 article, "How the Chinese Government Fabricates Social Media Posts for Strategic Distraction, Not Engaged Argument." This paper builds on his previous research about how censorship in China allows government criticism...

Duration:00:25:04

Are Bugs the Answer to China's Urban Waste Crisis? With Amy Zhang

8/22/2017
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How could bugs and insects be used to process urban waste in an environmentally-conscious way? Amy Zhang - An Wang Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard's Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies and Assistant Professor of Anthropology at New York University - talks to the "Harvard on China" podcast about how black fly larvae are used in communal composting in Guangzhou, China. Could insects hold the answer to China's urban organic waste crisis? The "Harvard on China" podcast is hosted by James Evans...

Duration:00:20:31

Teaching Global Community in An Age of Anti-Immigration, with Eileen Chengyin Chow

8/9/2017
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What role is there for storytelling and roleplay in teaching about Chinatowns and Chinese diasporas? The "Harvard on China" podcast talks to Eileen Chengyin Chow, Professor in Duke University's Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies and Co-Director of Duke’s Story Lab, director of the Shewo Institute of Chinese Journalism at Shih Hsin University, and Harvard alum. She is the author of the forthcoming “Chinatown States of Mind,” as well as the co-translator with Carlos Rojas of Yu...

Duration:00:41:40

China's Banking Transformation, with James Stent

7/26/2017
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Pundits have been predicting the impending collapse of the Chinese banking system. The collapse has not happened, so what have these pundits been missing? James Stent is the former director of two Chinese banks from 2003 to 2016, and the author of the “China’s Banking Transformation: the Untold Story,” which dissects China’s hybrid banking model. Stent demonstrates that the banking system can be used as a prism for understanding how the contemporary Chinese political economy works. The...

Duration:00:22:38

The Souls of China: Religion after Mao, with Ian Johnson

7/3/2017
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Ian Johnson is a Pulitzer Prize winning writer, journalist, and reviewer of China’s society, religion, and history. His writing appears regularly in leading publications such as the New York Times, The New Yorker, National Geographic, and the New York Review of Books. This year, he was awarded the Shorenstein Journalism Award by Stanford's Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center. Ian's latest book, "The Souls of China: The Return of Religion after Mao," follows three religious...

Duration:00:42:48

Same-Sex Marriage in Taiwan: Politics, LGBT Rights, and International Reputation, with George Yin

7/3/2017
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On May 24, 2017, a court in Taipei struck down Taiwan’s ban on same-sex marriage. This ruling, the result of years of campaigning by LGBT-rights activists in Taiwan combined with recent political support, opens the doors for Taiwan to become the first place in Asia to recognize same-sex unions. The Taiwanese legislature now has two years in which to pass a law permitting same-sex marriage, but in the meantime the effects of today's ruling will resonate across Taiwan and Asia. George Yin, a...

Duration:00:12:44

Corruption in China on the Eve of the 19th Party Congress, with Michael Forsythe

7/3/2017
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Michael Forsythe is a New York Times journalist who is well known for his detailed reports on the links between money and politics in China. The "Harvard on China" podcast spoke to Michael Forsythe on the eve of China's 19th Party Congress, an important political event where Chinese President Xi Jinping will formally appoint new members to China's politburo standing committee. What outcomes can we expect to see from this quinquennial event? How do foreign journalists cover sensitive...

Duration:00:23:29

Reporting From China, with Pulitzer Prize winner David Barboza

7/3/2017
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In 2004, David Barboza became the New York Times' Shanghai correspondent, where he began researching a story that would fundamentally change the relationship between Western journalists and the Chinese government. The story involved the former Prime Minister of China, Wen Jiabao, and his billions of hidden assets in stocks, companies, and through family and close friends. By confirming rumors that indicated corruption at the highest levels of the Chinese government, David Barboza's report...

Duration:00:45:51

Chinese Reformers, Western Economists, and "Unlikely Partners," with Julian Gewirtz

7/3/2017
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China has a long and complex history of interacting with foreign thinkers. After Mao's death in 1976, the Chinese leadership solicited foreign economists in order to curate China’s path towards market reforms and the economic boom that continues today. These little-understood partnerships between foreign economists and China's leaders are the subject of Julian Gewirtz’s new book “Unlikely Partners: Western Economists, and the Making of Global China" from Harvard University Press. This...

Duration:00:18:35

What Bamboo Slips teach us about Ancient Chinese Philosophy, with Sarah Allan

7/3/2017
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Today’s guest on the “Harvard on China” podcast is Sarah Allan, the Burlington Northern Foundation Professor of Asian Studies at Dartmouth College, and Chair of the Society for the Study of Early China. Professor Allan's research explores previously undiscovered Chinese philosophical texts from the Warring States period (475-221 BCE) written on bamboo slips and buried in tombs in rural China. The "Harvard on China" podcast is hosted by James Evans at the Fairbank Center for Chinese...

Duration:00:07:50

Rural Women under Mao: Oral Histories of China with Gail Hershatter

7/3/2017
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Today’s guest on the Harvard on China podcast is Gail Hershatter, Distinguished Professor of History at the University of California Santa Cruz. Her research spans the history of China’s long twentieth century. She re-examines the immense societal changes of China's communist past through oral histories of rural women. While Mao Zedong's mass campaigns for collectivization, anti-intellectualism and ideological purity raged in China’s coastal cities, did these rural women experience the same...

Duration:00:14:26

Trump Meets Xi: the Beautiful Country and the Middle Kingdom with John Pomfret

7/3/2017
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This week, President Donald Trump meets Chinese President Xi Jinping for the first time. Will their meeting herald a new era in U.S.-China relations? Probably not, and in fact we may see a lot of short term instability between Washington and Beijing. But that doesn't mean we shouldn't be optimistic about the future of this vital relationship. The "Harvard on China" podcast spoke with John Pomfret - former Beijing bureau chief for the Washington Post from 1996 to 2003, and author of "The...

Duration:00:25:34

Taiwan Calling: Why is the Trump-Tsai phone call so important? With Steven Goldstein

7/3/2017
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President-elect Donald Trump broke diplomatic protocol by receiving a call from Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen. Why is this phone call so important, why shouldn’t Trump have taken the call, and why are the foreign policy establishment seemingly split on the issue? We spoke with Steven Goldstein, Fairbank Center Associate, organizer of the Center’s Taiwan Studies Workshop, and Sophia Smith Professor of Government, Emeritus at Smith College. The "Harvard on China" podcast is hosted by James...

Duration:00:14:03

How Should We Use the Chinese Past? With Leigh Jenco

7/3/2017
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In the West, we often consider Western philosophical discourse to have a degree of universality. This is not always the case, however, when we think about Chinese thought. Why does Chinese philosophy not hold a similar degree of universal applicability that is assigned to thinkers such as Plato, Aristotle, and Kant? Can China’s past be conceptualized as a global heritage beyond individuals who are considered Chinese? Leigh Jenco is an Associate Professor in Political Theory at the London...

Duration:00:13:58